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State of Florida Special Districts Required Reporting of Information

1. General Information

a. Full Legal Name:
Sarasota County Public Hospital District

b. Public Purpose:
The District is empowered to construct, equip, operate and maintain, both within and beyond the boundaries of the District, hospitals and all manner of other health care facilities and all manner of other health care services that promote the public health and the health care needs of those members of the public served by the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board. The establishment and operation of such hospitals and health care facilities and services is the public purpose of the District.

c. Boundaries:
The District covers approximately 610 square miles on the southwest coast of Florida, with its boundaries mirroring those of Sarasota County. Click here for PDF version.

Hospital Districts

d. Services provided:
For a list of services, please click here.

e. Full text of Charter
Click here for Charter.

f. Statute or statutes under which the special district operates, if different from the statute or statues under which the special district was established: N/A  

g. Date established: 
On July 1, 1949, an Enabling Act passed by the Florida Legislature created a special Sarasota County Public Hospital District. Following on the heels of that act, the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board was formed. 

h. Establishing entity: 
The Florida Legislature


2. Contact information:

a. Mailing address:
1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

b. Email address:

c. Telephone number:
(941) 917-1711

d. Website address:

e. Registered Agent/Registered Office (Name and Address):
Registered Agent: Sarah Lodge, Board Chair
Registered Address: Legal Services Office/Office for Service of Process
SMH Support Services Building
1743 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34237

f. Name, address, email and term of each governing body member:
Member List


3. Revenue Information:

a. All taxes, fees, assessments, or charges imposed and collected: 
The net tax revenue for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2023 was $81,902,895

b. Rates or amounts for the current fiscal year:
The millage rate for fiscal year ending September 30, 2024 is 1.0420

c. Statutory authority for the levy of the tax, fee, assessment, or charge:
Click here for Charter.


4. General Financial Information

a. Fiscal year period:
October 1 – September 30

b. Tentative budget:

c. Final adopted budget (post within 30 days after adoption):
Final Adopted Budget 2024
Final Adopted Budget 2023
Final Adopted Budget 2022

d. Budget amendments, if applicable:

e.  Link to the Department of Financial Services website to view the special district's Annual Financial Report: (per Section 218.32(1)(g), Florida Statutes - Annual financial reports; local governmental entities)

f.  The final, complete audit report for the most recent completed fiscal year, and audit reports required by law or authorized by the governing body of the special district: 
Final audit


5. Ethics:

a. Code of Ethics, if adopted:
Click here to view Sarasota Memorial’s Code of Conduct

b. A link to the generally applicable ethics provisions:
For the Florida Commission on Ethics’ website, please click here and select “Ethics Laws.”


6. If Applicable, Defined Benefit Retirement System or Plan Information (excluding the Florida Retirement System): 

 SMH Health Care Retirement Plan 2021-22 Audit Report

SMH Health Care Retirement Plan Actuarial Valuation Report – October 1, 2021

SMH Health Care Retirement Plan Additional Actuarial Disclosures Required Under Section 112.664(1), Florida Statutes