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Aug/03/2015
SMH Milk Depot to Collect Donated Breast Milk for Fragile, Premature Babies
SMH has opened a Milk Depot to make it easier for local moms to donate their breast milk to struggling preemies.

Jul/27/2015
Study: SMH Ranked #1 in Nation for Heart Attack Care
BetterDoctor study of hospitals employing best practices ranks Sarasota Memorial #1 in the nation for heart attack care.

Jul/22/2015
SMH ranks #1 in South Florida for Overall Quality, Safety & Care
In its 2015-16 Best Hospitals report, U.S. New & World Report ranks Sarasota Memorial #1 on the Suncoast for overall quality, safety and care.

Jul/21/2015
Hospital Board Appoints New Member to Northern District Seat
The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board, the governing body of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, today appointed James "Jim" Meister to Seat 1 in the Northern District.

Jul/16/2015
SMH Welcomes New General Surgeon to First Physicians Group
General Surgeon Steven Halbreich, MD, has joined the general surgery practice of Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group (FPG).

Jul/07/2015
FPG Welcomes Orthopedic Traumatologist to Sarasota
Sarasota Memorial is pleased to welcome Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Matthew Klima, DO, to the health system’s First Physicians Group (FPG).

Jul/06/2015
Minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer
At Sarasota Memorial, Dr. Meredith and hospital's highly skilled robotic team performed a robotic-assisted esophagectomy.

Jun/25/2015
Sarasota Memorial Welcomes SMH Baby
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is proud to announce the arrival of SMH Baby, a free app it developed with today’s digitally savvy, expectant mothers in mind.

Jun/24/2015
Veteran of Graduate Medical Education to Lead new FSU-SMH Residency Program
A founding director has been chosen for the Florida State University College of Medicine's new internal medicine residency program in Sarasota, which hopes to admit its first residents in 2017.

Jun/12/2015
SMH Helicopter Crash Drill
Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota County emergency management and first responders (Fire/EMS/Law Enforcement) participated in a Mass Casualty drill Wednesday morning.

Jun/02/2015
Sarasota Memorial's Critical Care Unit Earns 2015 Beacon Award for Excellence
Sarasota Memorial's Critical Care Unit has been awarded the Silver Beacon Award of Excellence, a national recognition from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

Jun/01/2015
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System welcomes new Cardiovascular Surgeon to First Physicians Group
Cardiovascular Surgeon Jonathan Hoffberger, DO, FACOS, has joined Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s First Physicians Group (FPG).

May/19/2015
SMH Stroke Program Nationally Certified
Sarasota Memorial has earned Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV Healthcare, one of the leading accrediting organizations in the nation.

May/05/2015
Sarasota Memorial Celebrates National Nurses Week May 6-12.
Health system will host a weeklong slate of activities to recognize the care and commitment of its 1,400 nurses.

May/01/2015
State Approves SMH Trauma Center
To earn the Level II designation, Sarasota Memorial assembled a team of highly specialized trauma surgeons, emergency physicians, subspecialists, trauma and intensive care nurses and rehabilitation specialists who stand ready 24/7 to provide immediate life-saving care.

Apr/29/2015
SMH Named 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner
Local hospital among 40 organizations worldwide lauded for highly engaged workforce

Apr/16/2015
Florida State and Sarasota Memorial Announce Physician Training Program
The Florida State University College of Medicine and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System today unveiled plans to create an internal medicine residency program in Sarasota.

Apr/03/2015
Understand & Manage Your Breast Cancer Risk - Free Lecture
Many risk factors are linked to breast cancer. Two of the most common are beyond your control: being a woman and aging. Other factors are more manageable, like your weight, overall fitness, and lifestyle behaviors.

Apr/01/2015
SMH’s 5-Star Nursing Home ranks among US News' “Best Nursing Homes”
Sarasota Memorial has been repeatedly recognized among the nation’s 50 best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Now, the community owned health system is being lauded for its skilled nursing and rehab center.

Mar/24/2015
Studies suggest health benefits of sunshine may outweigh risks of skin cancer
Can the secret to good heart health and a longer life be as simple as spending more time in the sun?

Mar/17/2015
Sarasota County Public Hospital Board Appoints Tramm Hudson to Vacant At-Large Seat
The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board appointed Tramm Hudson to the governing board’s At-Large Seat 2.

Feb/19/2015
SMH Moves Forward with Residency Program
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is moving ahead with plans to develop an Internal Medicine Residency Program for newly graduated doctors.

Feb/18/2015
Hospital Board Approves SMH Trauma Center Bid
The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board voted today to support Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s bid to become a Level II Trauma Center.

Jan/22/2015
Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say
People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.

Jan/21/2015
Superbug-Slaying Robot TRU-D Arrives at SMH
5-foot-5 UV robot scans and disinfects rooms used to care for patients.

Jan/15/2015
More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts
Women can dramatically lower their likelihood of heart disease prior to old age by following healthy living guidelines, according to a large, long-term study.

Jan/12/2015
Region's Largest Annual Parkinson's Symposium to be Held in Sarasota
An interactive venue for people who work with or are affected by Parkinson's.

Jan/08/2015
Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
Close to half of U.S. adults over 40 who have trouble breathing due to asthma or COPD still continue to smoke, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

Jan/07/2015
SMH Hires New Chief Operating Officer
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has hired Lorrie Liang, a senior healthcare executive from Maryland, as its new COO.

Jan/06/2015
Employing Art Therapy
Art therapy uses creative means to help express emotions and deal with mental and physical challenges.

Jan/05/2015
SMH Welcomes Sarasota’s First New Year’s Baby
Sarasota Memorial Hospital welcomed New Year's baby Logan Alexander Arone into the world at 2:36 am on January 1st

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