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2 New Physicians Join FPG Network

2 New Physicians Join FPG Network

Sarasota Memorial is welcoming 2 new physicians to our First Physicians Group (FPG) network this month: Lindsey Finnegan, MD, board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; and Steven Papuchis, DO, who's board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Monday, March 29, 2021
Local ENT Specialists Join SMH’s First Physicians Group

Local ENT Specialists Join SMH’s First Physicians Group

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System welcomed the ear, nose and throat specialists of the Silverstein Institute into its First Physician Group (FPG) network today, bringing the institute and all 4 of its locations under the FPG umbrella and within the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, effective March 15, 2021.

Friday, March 12, 2021
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
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