People who live in Sarasota know it’s a unique place, with beautiful beaches, a sophisticated arts community and a host of local amenities supported by its citizens.
It was overwhelming support of those citizens that led to the construction of the county’s first modern hospital – then known as Sarasota Hospital – in 1925, and helped it grow from a modest 32-bed facility to the 806-bed regional medical system that stands today. The second largest public hospital in Florida, Sarasota Memorial offers the most comprehensive and advanced multi-specialty care in a four-county region.
Sarasota Memorial is committed to making that care available to all who need it – regardless of their ability to pay. Through community outreach and community partnerships, we continue to break down the barriers that keep many people from accessing good health care – whether they are economic factors, lack of transportation or language, custom or cultural challenges.
In this section of our website, you’ll find information about programs that promote the health of our community, and free and discounted medical care available to help the uninsured and underinsured.