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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
SMH Introduces Low-impact Laparoscopy

SMH Introduces Low-impact Laparoscopy

Minimally invasive approach helps reduce pain, speed recovery after gynecologic surgeries

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is among the first hospitals in the U.S. to offer women a low-impact, laparoscopic approach for many common gynecological procedures—one that reduces pain and gets women back to normal activities faster after surgery.

Tuesday, July 18, 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
SMH Among America's 'Most Wired' Hospitals

SMH Among America's 'Most Wired' Hospitals

Survey spotlights tech-savvy hospitals using information technology, smart apps to partner with patients on health

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was listed among America’s “Most Wired” hospitals by the American Hospital Association (AHA) today. Results from the 19th Annual HealthCare’s Most Wired named Sarasota Memorial as one of 461 tech-savvy hospitals pioneering emerging technologies that promote the secure exchange of patient information and the use of smart devices, telehealth and remote monitoring, and encourage patients to become more actively involved in their healthcare.
Monday, July 10, 2017
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