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.

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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
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

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
SMH Earns NICHE Designation for Geriatric Care Initiatives

SMH Earns NICHE Designation for Geriatric Care Initiatives

Sarasota Memorial has earned the national NICHE designation for its commitment to excellence in the care of older adults. NICHE, which stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, is the premier national geriatric nursing program to address the needs of hospitalized older adults (65 and older).


Thursday, July 13, 2017
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