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SMH Welcomes New Internal Medicine, Family Practice Providers to FPG

SMH Welcomes New Internal Medicine, Family Practice Providers to FPG

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is welcoming a new internal medicine physician and a new family practice physician to our First Physicians Group (FPG) provider network and community this month.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
SMH Cardiac Unit Earns National Award for Excellence

SMH Cardiac Unit Earns National Award for Excellence

Sarasota Memorial’s Cardiovascular Thoracic Stepdown/Cardiac Progressive 3 Unit recently was honored for its high-quality care, earning a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical–Care Nurses (AACN).

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
SMH-Venice Chief Nursing Officer Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

SMH-Venice Chief Nursing Officer Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

The American Academy of Nursing recently selected Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice Chief Nursing Officer Jean Marie Lucas to join its prestigious 2020 Class of Fellows, a group of 230 distinguished nursing leaders from around the nation who have made significant contributions to healthcare.
 

Friday, August 21, 2020
Minimally Invasive Procedure Simplifies, Reduces Risks of Dialysis

Minimally Invasive Procedure Simplifies, Reduces Risks of Dialysis

Doctors at Sarasota Memorial Hospital are the first in southwest Florida to offer a new, minimally invasive procedure to help hemodialysis patients in our community. The Ellipsys System offers a minimally invasive way to create the vascular access needed for dialysis, replacing a more complex surgery and helping patients with kidney failure to begin their needed dialysis treatment sooner with fewer risks for complications. With just a few needle pokes, the Ellipsys System has already helped two patients at Sarasota Memorial get ready for their necessary dialysis treatments.

Friday, August 21, 2020
Board OKs Funding for New SMH Behavioral Health Pavilion

Board OKs Funding for New SMH Behavioral Health Pavilion

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board on Monday approved a $65 million plan to replace Sarasota Memorial's aging behavioral health hospital with a new, state-of-the-art pavilion that centralizes and enhances care to people affected by mental and behavioral health challenges. Hear what that means for our community from SMH Behavioral Health Services Executive Director Terry Cassidy.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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