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Dec/22/2008
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Center Opens Jan. 5 in Heritage Harbour to Serve Growing East County
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System opens its newest care center on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in eastern Manatee County's Heritage Harbour community. The facility houses an array of Sarasota Memorial's advanced outpatient tests and services as well as a walk-in/urgent care clinic staffed by Pinnacle Medical Group.

Dec/22/2008
AC/DC Singer Gives Pediatric Patients the Rock Star Treatment
The new Brian Johnson Music Therapy Room in the pediatrics department at Sarasota Memorial Hospital is being dedicated on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. The musical equipment, memorabilia and room enhancements were donated to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. by the John Entwistle Foundation (JEF), which is named for the late bassist of The Who.

Dec/17/2008
Sarasota Memorial Again Named Among Nation's "Magnet" Hospitals
The nurses at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System have done it again. The region's only public not-for-profit hospital was re-designated a "Magnet" hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Dec/03/2008
FSU Medical Students give back to the Communit
FSU Medical Students give back to the Community

Dec/01/2008
Sarasota Memorial Recruits Life-Saving Specialist to Hospital Stroke Team
Sarasota Memorial Recruits Life-Saving Specialist to Hospital Stroke Team

Nov/10/2008
Sarasota Memorial Recruits Life-Saving Specialist to Hospital Stroke Team
Few medical emergencies draw a finer line between life and death than stroke. And few physician specialists have greater impact on that line than neuro-interventional radiologists.

Nov/07/2008
2008 Physician Lifetime Achievement Award
Sarasota Memorial’s Medical Staff recently bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award on a local physician for contributions he has made to the hospital and community.

Oct/13/2008
Nurses Across Florida Choose Sarasota Memorial
ADVANCE for Nurses newsmagazine announced today that Sarasota Memorial Hospital has again been named one of Florida's “top hospitals” in the magazine’s second annual nurses' survey of hospital performance

Oct/08/2008
Area Consumers Name Sarasota Memorial Their Preferred Hospital
For the 11th consecutive year, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System was named the Consumer Choice Award winner for the Sarasota- Bradenton-Venice metropolitan area by the National Research Corporation (NRC), an independent health care performance measurement company based in Lincoln, Neb.

Oct/06/2008
Flu Season Is Fast-Approaching – Sarasota Memorial Is Offering Flu Shots at Several Key Locations
Flu Season Is Fast-Approaching – Sarasota Memorial Is Offering Flu Shots at Several Key Locations

Sep/17/2008
Cardiologist Named Physician of the Year at SMHCS
Local Doctor Earns International Recognition for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Sep/17/2008
Local Doctor Earns International Recognition for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Sarasota cardiologist M. El Shahawy,M.D., recently was elected into the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.

Aug/31/2008
Hospital Highlights 2008-2009
Hospital Highlights 2008-2009

Jul/31/2008
Judge De Furia Donates Clown Statue to Hospital
On July 28, 2008, a dedication ceremony was held for Judge Rick De Furia's donation of the "When Pigs Fly" clown statue by artist Robert Lovejoy to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. for display at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS). Located in the hospital's main corridor on the first floor, the colorful and humorous artwork enhances the waiting area near the C and D elevators.

Jul/31/2008
New Frank Tedesco Café at Bayside Center for Behavioral Health
A an open-house celebration was held on July 17, 2008, at the Frank Tedesco Cafe located in Sarasota Memorial's Bayside Center for Behavioral Health. A $30,000 contribution by Frank Tedesco to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. helped fund the Café, which is located in Bayside’s East Building.

Jul/11/2008
Sarasota Memorial First In Region To Offer Less Invasive Robot-Assisted Hysterectomies
First it was cancer surgery, then cardiac surgery. Now, Sarasota Memorial has become the first hospital in Southwest Florida to use its da Vinci-S robot to offer women who need hysterectomies the most advanced, minimally invasive alternative to open gynecological surgery.

Jul/11/2008
For the fifth consecutive year, Sarasota Memorial Hospital is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 publication of America’s Best Hospitals.
For the fifth consecutive year, Sarasota Memorial Hospital is listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 publication of America’s Best Hospitals. It remains the only hospital in Southwest Florida consistently named among the nation's top hospitals.

Jun/10/2008
Today's electronic devices can cause stress to your hands if not used properly, hand therapist Jane Ispaso shares ways to keeping your hands safe during Nationa
Today's electronic devices can cause stress to your hands if not used properly, hand therapist Jane Ispaso shares ways to keeping your hands safe during National Hand Therapy Week.

Jun/01/2008
Chief Nursing Officer Named Winner of Florida Nursing Excellence Award
Sarasota Memorial Chief Nursing Officer Jan Mauck, RN, BSN, MS, CNAA-BC, won the “Management” Category for Florida in the Nursing Spectrum 2008 Nursing Excellence Awards.

May/28/2008
7th Annual Physicians Golf Tournament Honors Former Committee Member
The 7th Annual Physicians Golf Tournament, hosted by the Healthcare Foundation at The Meadows Country Club on May 16, 2008, raised nearly $50,000, far surpassing each of the previous six tournaments. Additionally, in-kind gifts valued at $30,000 were received. Proceeds raised benefit the Physicians Endowment for education.

May/23/2008
Healthcare Foundation receives $25,000 grant from The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, Inc. for State-of-the-Art Operating Room at SMHCS
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. has received a $25,000 grant from The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, Inc. to support the design, purchase and installation of an Integrated Operating Room (I-OR) at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS).

May/06/2008
New baby can save lives (video)
New baby can save lives (video)

May/06/2008
Baby-size simulator helps train nurses
At 8 pounds, 12 ounces, the softly cooing new arrival at Sarasota Memorial Hospital seems the picture of newborn health.

May/06/2008
Sim Baby comes to Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota Memorial Hospital's newest staff member isn't even out of diapers. It's a baby that can't even talk, but it will help to train the medical staff at SMH.

May/05/2008
Stottlemyer Mosaic Mural to be unveiled in SMH Emergency Center Triage
Stottlemyer Mosaic Mural to be unveiled in SMH Emergency Center Triage

Apr/30/2008
Sarasota Memorial Welcomes SimBaby to Hospital's High-Tech Family
Just in time for Mother's Day, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System welcomed its newest arrival — "SimBaby."

Apr/29/2008
New Local Restaurant Supports Women's Health
New Local Restaurant Supports Women's Health

Apr/24/2008
SMHCS Employee Campaigns Surpass the $250,000 Mark
SMHCS Employee Campaigns Surpass the $250,000 Mark

Mar/08/2008
Questions about SMH's outpatient construction
The following Guest Editorials were submitted by Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie in response to letters questioning the hospital's outpatient center under construction in East Manatee

Feb/17/2008
Questions about SMH's outpatient construction
The following Guest Editorials were submitted by Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie in response to letters questioning the hospital’s outpatient center under construction in East Manatee

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