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Media Notice: All media representatives and photographers must be escorted by a member of our Media Relations team while on campus. Please contact Kim Savage [kim-savage@smh.com] to arrange onsite interviews or video/photo shoots of patients, staff and healthcare providers in our facilities. For non-media inquiries, please call (941) 917-7777.

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
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
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
SMH Urologist Honored for Robotic Surgery Milestone

SMH Urologist Honored for Robotic Surgery Milestone

Sarasota Memorial urologist Robert Carey, MD, was honored for his pioneering work in the field of robotic surgery this month a reaching a milestone achieved by only a handful of Florida surgeons: He has performed more than 2,300 da Vinci robot-assisted surgeries.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Lorrie Liang Appointed President of SMH-Sarasota Campus

Lorrie Liang Appointed President of SMH-Sarasota Campus

Lorrie Liang, who previously served as Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed president of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Sarasota campus. In her expanded role, Liang will oversee strategic initiatives, operations and overall performance of the main hospital in Sarasota.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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