Sarasota Memorial Ranks Among Nation’s Top 10 Joint Replacement Hospitals

The community health system in southwest Florida is the only hospital in the southeast United States to make Orthopedic Network News' Top 10 Joint Replacement Hospitals list in 2018. - August 08, 2018

SMH Among America’s "Most Wired" Hospitals

Survey spotlights tech-savvy hospitals using information technology, smart apps to partner with patients on health - July 13, 2017

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Quad Squad Delivers Natural Quadruplets

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Quad Squad Delivers Natural Quadruplets

The Corcoran quadruplets ­- three boys and a girl naturally conceived - were delivered by cesarean section at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on March 28. Ranging from two to just over three pounds, the babies were born just moments apart, with 40 perfect fingers and toes. - April 20, 2017

Regional Parkinson's Symposium to be Held This Month in Southwest Florida

Professors and physicians from Yale, Harvard and the Southeastern Center for Parkinson Disease will gather in Sarasota, Florida, on Jan. 31, 2015 to share the latest findings on Parkinson's disease and its treatment. - January 11, 2015

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Lorrie Liang, a senior healthcare executive from Maryland, has been named Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's new Chief Operating Officer. Currently serving as vice president of the not-for-profit LifeBridge Health System/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Liang will assume her new leadership role at Sarasota Memorial on Feb. 16, 2015. - January 08, 2015

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Named US News' Best Hospital, #1 in South Florida

In U.S. News’ 2014-15 Best Hospitals rankings, Sarasota Memorial rose in the rankings, to #30 in Gynecology care (up from #48 last year). U.S. News also ranked Sarasota Memorial among the top five hospitals in Florida and #1 in southern Florida for overall care. - July 17, 2014

Longtime Florida Physician Parlane Reid, MD, Receives Psychiatric Profession’s Highest Honor

Sarasota Psychiatrist Parlane Reid, MD, was awarded the highest honor the psychiatric profession bestows – Distinguished Life Fellow status – at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in New York on May 5. - June 04, 2014

Florida Heart Surgeon Helps NBA Hopeful Overcome Defect Threatening His Hoop Dreams

Florida Heart Surgeon Helps NBA Hopeful Overcome Defect Threatening His Hoop Dreams

Despite hunger, poverty and sparse conditions that challenge his West African homeland, Ibrahima Diallo's speed, strength and skills on the court propelled him across the Atlantic last fall with a scholarship to a sports academy in Sarasota – and closer to his lifelong dream. Until his heart stopped suddenly during a practice game at the Impact Basketball Academy on McIntosh Road. - February 01, 2014

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (FL) Offers Experimental Mitral Clip as Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery to Correct Leaky Valves

Traditionally, there have been no good treatment options for people too frail to undergo open heart surgery to correct mitral regurgitation. But now, a new minimally invasive treatment option is available for patients participating in a clinical trial. Sarasota Memorial Hospital (FL) is one of 75 testing sites across the country participating in the FDA-approved trial of the mitral clip. - November 21, 2013

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (Fla.) Earns Spot on US News 2013-14 Best Hospitals List

Sarasota Memorial ranked #48 in Gynecology and was recognized as "high performing" in six additional specialties in this year's U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list. On a state and metropolitan level, U.S. News again ranked Sarasota Memorial #1 in the Sarasota-Bradenton region and #6 among Florida’s 271 hospitals. - July 18, 2013

Telescopic Vision: Sarasota Patient First in Florida to Receive Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration

For the first time in Florida, a physician at Sarasota Memorial Hospital has surgically implanted the first FDA-approved telescope prosthesis for patients with end-stage macular degeneration. Sarasota Neuro-Ophthalmologist Marc H. Levy, MD, implanted the pea-sized telescope directly into the right... - February 24, 2013

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Selected as Study Site for WARFARIN Personalized Medicine Trial

The first major personalized medicine study authorized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the FDA-approved study will assess the impact of genetic testing in reducing hospitalizations and deaths caused by the commonly prescribed blood thinner Warfarin. - November 04, 2012

The Power of 3 … Robots Third Generation da Vinci Surgical Robot Arrives at Sarasota Memorial Hospital

With its technologically advanced i-Suites, the largest and most experienced group of multi-specialty robotic surgeons in southwest Florida and now the latest generation da Vinci surgical robot slated to arrive today, Sarasota Memorial Hospital is enabling more surgeons to perform more complex procedures on more patients using a minimally invasive approach. - October 31, 2012

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Listed Among “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” for Stroke Care by HealthGrades & Awarded 5-Stars in Multiple Specialties

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was ranked among America’s top 100 hospitals for stroke care – also earning HealthGrades’ 5-star ratings in the treatment of stroke, heart attack, spine surgery and more than a dozen other specialties. The recognition is part of new findings released today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013 national study, which finds patients treated at hospitals receiving 5 Stars for stroke care have a 75% lower risk of dying. - October 25, 2012

Medicare Study: Sarasota Memorial Hospital (Sarasota, Fla.) Listed Among Nation’s Top Two Hospitals for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia Care

Newly-released data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted on the government’s Hospital Compare website this month reveals mortality and re-admission rates for more than 4,600 hospitals nationwide. Sarasota Memorial Hospital was one of just two hospitals singled out for demonstrating the lowest (best) readmission rates in the nation for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia patients. - July 29, 2012

U.S. News' 2012 Best Hospitals: Sarasota Memorial Hospital Ranks Among Nation's 50 Best Hospitals for GYN & Florida's Top 10 for Overall Quality and Care

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in southwest Florida to make U.S. News & World Report's 2012 "Best Hospitals" list, ranking #47 for excellence in gynecological care. It also ranked #1 again for overall care in the Sarasota-Venice-North Port region, and this year earned... - July 19, 2012

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (Fla.) Among 15 Independents Named Among Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (Fla.) Among 15 Independents Named Among Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was named among Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® based on its superior clinical outcomes and overall operational performance. The public hospital in southwest Florida is one of only 15 independent institutions to make the list, and one of 12 to earn Thomson’s Everest Award for best and fastest long-term improvement. - April 17, 2012

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Columbia University Medical Center Partner to Provide Leading Edge Heart Care

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Columbia University Medical Center Partner to Provide Leading Edge Heart Care

The affiliation with Columbia’s Division of Cardiac Surgery, ranked sixth in the nation for cardiovascular care by U.S. News & World Report, gives Sarasota Memorial and its physicians 24/7 access to the cardiac surgery faculty and researchers at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons medical school for case consultation, as well as the latest teaching, research initiatives and clinical trials under way in the academic setting. - March 29, 2012

Sarasota Memorial Named One of HealthGrades’ Elite “America’s 50 Best Hospitals”

HealthGrades study: If all U.S. hospitals had performed at the level of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, more than a half million Medicare deaths could have been prevented between 2000 and 2010. - March 22, 2012

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Offers New Test to Help Doctors Identify, Treat Early Stage Parkinson Patients

The new technology, which pairs a new drug and high-tech nuclear brain scan, is the first and only FDA-approved test that helps differentiate Parkinson from Essential Tremor Syndromes. - February 05, 2012

Experimental Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Offers Hope for Cancer Patients

Sarasota Memorial Hospital ( has become the first site in the world approved to begin enrolling patients in an international clinical trial testing a personalized ovarian cancer vaccine for newly diagnosed women. Developed by Prima BioMed, the vaccine – Cvac – is designed to help patients’ immune systems prevent cancer from recurring after traditional surgery and chemotherapy. - February 02, 2012

SMH-Kobernick Anchin Open Specialty Clinic to Help People Safely Manage Blood Thinner Medications

This week, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System opens an important outpatient specialty clinic on the Kobernick Anchin retirement community’s campus to help residents there and others in the community safely manage their anticoagulation medication. - November 02, 2011

Sarasota Memorial Receives BD Quality Award for Pioneering Blood Collection Practices Designed to Enhance Patient Care

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) presented Sarasota Memorial Health Care System with its first ever “BD Quality Award” for pioneering best practices in blood collection techniques that promote safe, high quality patient care. The award – presented by the leading global medical... - November 02, 2011

SMH Honors Two Outstanding Physicians, Installs New Physician Leaders

Sarasota Memorial’s medical staff recently installed its new leaders for 2012 and honored two outstanding physicians for service to the hospital and community. John J. Collins, MD, was selected as Sarasota Memorial’s new chief of staff. He will serve as the top representative of... - November 02, 2011

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