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SMH First Physicians Group Adds 2 New Specialists

SMH First Physicians Group Adds 2 New Specialists

Sarasota Memorial welcomes endocrinologist Manivel K. Eswaran, MD, and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Bruce E. Sicilia, MD, to its First Physicians Group (FPG) network.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Civic Leader Sarah Lodge Fills Hospital Board Seat

Civic Leader Sarah Lodge Fills Hospital Board Seat

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board has appointed local financial advisor and civic leader Sarah Lodge to fill a vacant position on the 9-member board, which governs Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
SMH to Resume Elective, Non-Emergency Surgeries

SMH to Resume Elective, Non-Emergency Surgeries

Sarasota Memorial Hospital will resume elective surgeries and non-emergency procedures Monday, May 4, following an announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis that surgery restrictions will be lifted.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
SMH Receives Straight A’s for Patient Safety

SMH Receives Straight A’s for Patient Safety

Sarasota Memorial Hospital earns an "A" in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2020 Report Card — continuing its straight-A streak for keeping patients safe from medical errors, infections, accidents and other harm to patients in their care. The Leapfrog Group assigns hospitals across the nation A, B, C, D or F safety grades in the spring and fall of each year, based on hospital performance on 28 publicly reported quality and safety data. The safety grades are designed to help patients quickly assess and choose the safest local hospitals to seek care.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
SMH Now Processing COVID-19 Tests for Inpatients

SMH Now Processing COVID-19 Tests for Inpatients

Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Laboratory Services recently received a much-awaited shipment of testing supplies to begin processing COVID-19 tests for admitted patients. The in-house testing allows the hospital to obtain results in less than two hours, 24 hours a day, rather than wait for results to be returned from outside labs. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020
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