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Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

On November 29, 2022, the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board voted to conduct a review of the care provided by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A COVID-19 Panel was assembled to review policies, procedures and practices instituted as part of its pandemic response.  

The Panel found that Sarasota Memorial performed strongly across a wide range of assessment areas when compared to other Florida hospitals and U.S. hospitals, and was pivotal to the robust COVID outcomes in the Suncoast region. The report reflects deep lessons learned and outlines how Sarasota Memorial intends to move forward on behalf of the community we faithfully serve.

On February 21, 2023, the Panel’s report on Sarasota Memorial’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was voted on and approved by the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board.

To see the report, click here.