Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Center Opens Jan. 5 in Heritage Harbour to Serve Growing East County

Dec/22/2008

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.

Sarasota Memorial's diagnostic services at Heritage Harbour include MRI, CT, X-ray, and Ultrasound; blood draws and laboratory services, among other testing services. The hospital's comprehensive rehabilitation, pain care and home health care outpatient services also are onsite.

In tandem with Sarasota Memorial's outpatient services at Heritage Harbour is the Pinnacle Urgent Care Center, a walk-in and urgent care medical clinic. The clinic is staffed and operated by Manatee County's established Pinnacle Medical Group.

“Together, with the walk-in and urgent care services provided by Pinnacle, the Heritage Harbour center will give residents who live in the eastern reaches of Manatee and Sarasota County a convenient place to access a broader range of medical and specialty care," says Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie.

The urgent care center and outpatient services are located on the first level of the new 28,000-square-foot facility. The center was built by Fred M. Starling, Inc. Starling's Brownstar Properties II, LLC owns and will be leasing the second level as medical office space. Sarasota Memorial purchased the land and first floor of the building and is renting space to the Pinnacle Medical Group.

The Pinnacle Urgent Care Center will be open seven days a week: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends and holidays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Pinnacle, call (941) 761-1616. To schedule an appointment for Sarasota Memorial's outpatient services, call (941) 917-6440. Or visit Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and Pinnacle Medical Group's respective websites at www.smh.com or www.pmgpa.com.

About Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional medical center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services. It is the only health care provider in the region ranked among U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals,” recognized among “America’s Safest Hospitals” by Forbes.com and awarded Magnet designation – the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing.

About Pinnacle Medical Group
Formed in 1998, Pinnacle Medical Group is a multi-specialty group practice, providing urgent care, family and internal medicine, neurology, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, diagnostic and wellness services in locations throughout Manatee County.

Date Published: December 22, 2008

Media Contact: Kim Savage
Phone: (941) 917-6271

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