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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
SMH Now Enrolling Healthy Adults in Experimental Antibody Trial to Prevent COVID-19

SMH Now Enrolling Healthy Adults in Experimental Antibody Trial to Prevent COVID-19

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is now enrolling healthy adults in a clinical trial testing whether the experimental REGN-CoV-2 antibody cocktail can prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Thursday, August 13, 2020
SMH Hurricane Preparedness Amid COVID-19

SMH Hurricane Preparedness Amid COVID-19

Readying a hospital for a possible hurricane amid a global pandemic requires extensive planning, preparations and making adjustments to long-held crisis procedures. Sarasota Memorial's Chief Operating Officer Lorrie Liang and Director of Engineering and Campus Facilities John Salt discuss SMH's preparedness strategy and plans for severe weather threats.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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