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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.

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
FPG Welcomes 2 New OB/GYN Physicians

FPG Welcomes 2 New OB/GYN Physicians

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is welcoming two new obstetrics and gynecology physicians to the health system’s First Physicians Group (FPG) network and community this month.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Sarasota Toddler Hears for First Time with Pediatric Cochlear Implant

Sarasota Toddler Hears for First Time with Pediatric Cochlear Implant

Sarasota 1-year-old hears for first time thanks to an expanded FDA approval that allows cochlear implants in babies as young as 9 months. Hear his family's story in this video news release with young Eli and Sarasota neurotologist Jack Wazen, MD, an ear/nose/throat specialist with Silverstein Institute who performed Eli’s procedure.

Friday, August 7, 2020
Sarasota Memorial Recognized for Excellence in Heart Failure & Stroke Care

Sarasota Memorial Recognized for Excellence in Heart Failure & Stroke Care

Sarasota Memorial has once again received top honors and recognition for medical outcomes and excellence from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA), as part of the organizations’ annual “Get With The Guidelines” assessments. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
SMH Expands COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail Trial to People Recovering at Home

SMH Expands COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail Trial to People Recovering at Home

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is expanding community access to a multi-national clinical trial that is testing a new dual-action antibody cocktail to treat COVID-19. Two weeks ago, SMH became the first hospital in Florida to enroll hospitalized patients in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ experimental treatment (REGN-COV2) for COVID-19; this week, SMH opened the trial to people who have been infected with the novel coronavirus but aren’t sick enough to be hospitalized.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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