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Cancer Specialist Dr. James Fiorica Named New Chief Medical Officer

Cancer Specialist Dr. James Fiorica Named New Chief Medical Officer

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has named local cancer specialist James Fiorica, MD, to serve as the organization’s top physician administrator. In addition to his women’s cancer practice, Dr. Fiorica has served as associate chief medical officer.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Veteran Internal Medicine Doctor Joins First Physicians Group

Veteran Internal Medicine Doctor Joins First Physicians Group

Sarasota Memorial welcomes veteran Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Jeffrey Humbarger to its First Physicians Group network and community. Offering a full spectrum of adult and geriatric care, Humbarger joins Drs. Lalita Bhamidipati, Joseph Ferrari, Elizabeth Jungst, Sherri Sanders and Maria Velasco-Ferrari in FPG’s Internal Medicine practice in the Waldemere Medical Plaza.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
SMH is Open and Operational in Wake of Irma

SMH is Open and Operational in Wake of Irma

As the local community begins cleanup and recovery, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and its freestanding Emergency Room in North Port are open and serving a record number of patients from the southwest Florida region. 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
SMH Continues Prep, Care as Irma Approaches

SMH Continues Prep, Care as Irma Approaches

Sarasota Memorial’s main hospital, ER and Trauma Center in Sarasota, and its freestanding ER in North Port are operating 24/7, with teams of physicians, sub-specialists, nurses and support staff providing around-the-clock care for patients throughout the storm.
Friday, September 08, 2017
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
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