Blue Cross & Blue Shield Contract Update

Blue Cross & Blue Shield Contract Update

Negotiating reasonable administrative terms and fair reimbursement rates with insurance companies every few years is standard practice for medical providers. Although we are making progress in our talks with Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS), SMH and its First Physicians Group (FPG) practices have not yet been able to finalize a contract renewal agreement with BCBS. However, SMH and BCBS have agreed to a contract extension through June 30, 2021, so they can continue working on outstanding issues.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

This sunny blueberry pie cuts down on calories with a single crust and some added “flowers” to make a pretty topping. With very little added sugar, this fanciful pie makes it feel like spring is around the corner.
Diabetic | Heart Healthy

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Newsweek Ranks SMH Among World’s Best Hospitals

Newsweek Ranks SMH Among World’s Best Hospitals

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was named one of the world’s best hospitals today in a global ranking compiled by Newsweek magazine in collaboration with global market research and consumer data company Statista Inc. SMH was one of 13 Florida hospitals to make the list, which spotlights 2,000 hospitals across 25 countries. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Kegel Exercises? There's a Better Way

Kegel Exercises? There's a Better Way

Kegel exercises — which are basically the repetitious lifting and tightening of your pelvic muscles — are often touted as a non-surgical solution for bladder and bowel incontinence in men and women. And while there are some people who encourage Kegels as a way to strengthen the pelvic floor, I’ve found alternatives that are much easier and much more effective for boosting control of your bladder and bowel, for a few reasons.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
A Year of COVID-19: SMH Reflects on First Case Anniversary

A Year of COVID-19: SMH Reflects on First Case Anniversary

It's been one year since COVID-19 first arrived in Sarasota County. What have we learned? Where do we go from here? Sarasota Memorial's medical experts and ledership talk about the pandemic's lessons learned, how far we've come and what the vaccines mean for our community in this video news report.

Monday, March 1, 2021
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