Welcome to Sarasota Memorial's News & Information center. We welcome inquiries from journalists. For assistance, please contact Kim Savage at (941) 917-6271 or via email kim-savage@smh.com

Please note: All media representatives and photographers must be escorted by a member of our Media Relations team while on campus. Please contact us to arrange onsite interviews or video/photo shoots of patients, staff and health care providers in our facilities.

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SMH Activates Emergency Preparedness Plans Ahead of Hurricane Irma

SMH Activates Emergency Preparedness Plans Ahead of Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, the safety of our patients is Sarasota Memorial’s top priority. We have activated our Emergency Operations and Logistics teams to ensure our hospital, physicians and staff have the equipment, supplies and support necessary for uninterrupted operations and patient care before, during and after the storm. At this time, we are open and caring for all patients in our main campus and outpatient facilities. 

Thursday, September 07, 2017
SMH to Operate Medical Village at 2017 World Rowing Championships

SMH to Operate Medical Village at 2017 World Rowing Championships

Sarasota Memorial has been selected as the official healthcare provider for the 2017 World Rowing Championships. The SMH Medical Village, which will include tents for athletes and spectators, will be staffed with board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians from Sarasota Memorial’s Emergency Care Center, as well as experienced SMH nurses and specialized athletic trainers. 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
New Physiatrist Joins SMH Rehab Team

New Physiatrist Joins SMH Rehab Team

Dr. Alexander J. Bajorek, MD, joined First Physicians Group's physiatry team on Aug. 14, providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for people recovering from brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke and other neurological, orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
New Family Medicine Physician Joins SMH's First Physicians Group

New Family Medicine Physician Joins SMH's First Physicians Group

Rafael Pita, MD, joined SMH's First Physicians Group primary care practice at University Parkway this week, providing a full spectrum of family medicine, from pediatrics and adult care to geriatrics. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Pita joins Drs. Carlos Rodriguez, Enas Sallam, Nicholas Sutera, and Clarissa Zafirov. 
Friday, August 18, 2017
U.S. News Names SMH Among Nation’s Highest Performers, 'Best Hospitals' in South Florida

U.S. News Names SMH Among Nation’s Highest Performers, 'Best Hospitals' in South Florida

Barely 1% of evaluated hospitals got top rating across the board

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was one of only 48 hospitals nationwide to earn the top “high performing” ratings in all inpatient procedures and conditions evaluated in U.S. News' 2017-18 “Best Hospitals” report. 
The health system also was recognized among the nation’s highest performers (top 10 percent) in the adult specialty Gastroenterology and GI Surgery. This year’s ratings again earned SMH a spot on the “Best Hospitals” list for South Florida. 
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
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