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Posted: May 31, 2018

Our Story: The Evolution of Your Community Hospital

A Video Snapshot of 9 Decades of Progress

From modest beginnings in 1925 to the teaching hospital and vast network of specialty care it offers today, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has been shaped by and for the citizens of Sarasota County. Check out this short video for a look at the evolution of your community hospital!
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Posted: May 30, 2018

Supporting Cancer Survivors, Raising Awareness

Written by SMH Oncology Nurse Navigator Alice Hicks

There are almost 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. As we celebrate Cancer Survivors Day and Cancer Survivors Month, we want to raise awareness to issues surrounding the cancer experience—issues that affect every survivor and their loved ones. 
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Posted: May 24, 2018

Thrive Cancer Wellness Classes Showing Great Results

Written by HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

Because mindfulness and exercise are key pieces of the wellness puzzle, we’ve made them cornerstones of our integrated cancer care program. Sarasota Memorial's Thrive group exercise program for cancer survivors just celebrated its one-year anniversary, and the results have been great.
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Posted: May 24, 2018

Put Safety First on Memorial Day

By SMH Trauma Coordinator Leeann Putney

Memorial Day is a great time to enjoy boating, barbecues and fireworks. At Sarasota Memorial’s trauma and emergency departments, we see numerous injuries that could have been avoided each year during holiday weekends. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe—and out of the ER—this Memorial Day.

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Posted: May 23, 2018

Learn How Advanced Care Saved this Stroke Survivor

A Patient Testimonial Video

Thrombectomy is revolutionizing stroke care, but successful recovery often relies on first-responders and stroke teams ensuring that patients with severe strokes are taken directly to thrombectomy-capable hospitals to avoid any delay in care. 
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