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Posted: Dec 2, 2020

Coronavirus Daily News Update

Sarasota Memorial provides a regular update on COVID-19 news with information related to hospital capacity, inpatient census and COVID-19 testing. Patient data is updated daily Monday - Friday, except holidays.

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Posted: Nov 23, 2020

Sarasota Memorial CEO Named Chair of Safety Net Hospital Alliance Board

David Verinder, president and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, has been named chair of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida’s board of directors. The alliance advocates for the state’s 14 flagship safety net health care systems, which play a crucial role in caring for Florida’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Posted: Nov 18, 2020

Hospital Board Installs 2020-2021 Officers

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board, which governs Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, installed its 2020-2021 slate of officers. Jim Meister, who has represented Seat 1 in the Northern District since 2015, was re-elected chairman. 

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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

SMH Ranks Among America’s 50 Best Heart Hospitals

Watson Health today announced its 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list, naming Sarasota Memorial among the top-performing U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. SMH was the only Suncoast hospital that made the 2021 list.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2020

New Endocrinologist Joins SMH’s First Physicians Group Network

Sonia Sharma, MS, MD, joins First Physicians Group Endocrinology with expertise in treating adrenal gland disorders, pituitary dysfunction, thyroid disease, osteoporosis and diabetes with the latest monitoring technology.

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