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Sarasota Memorial physician on ‘Suncoast View’
09.15.2014 [SMH Extra]

GerberABC7suncoastViewTeam.jpgSarasota Memorial’s own Emergency Medicine Physician Joel Gerber, MD, recently was tapped to be a regular medical expert on ABC 7’s new talk show “Suncoast View,” which airs weekdays at 4 p.m. His first appearance will be Thursday, Sept. 18 and feature a discussion on common medical myths.
Dr. Gerber is shown, center, with the co-hosts of the new show (from left), veteran journalists Regina Hopper, Linda Carson, Bobeth Yates and Stephanie Roberts.
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SMHCS offers innovative treatment for severe asthma
09.03.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial doctors have a new weapon in the battle against severe asthma – a procedure called bronchial thermoplasty, the first non-drug therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with severe asthma. “It’s not a cure, but for some, it can be life changing,” said Joseph Seaman, MD, a Critical Care Pulmonologist […]

New clinic in Venice helps patients manage anticoagulation medications
08.29.2014 | SMH Extra

Community members in Venice and surrounding areas who are taking anticoagulants have a new resource to help them manage their medications: Sarasota Memorial has opened an outpatient anticoagulation clinic on N. US 41 Bypass in Venice to help residents safely manage their therapy and decrease their risk of developing dangerous bleeding or blood clots. Doctors typically prescribe […]

All the comfort of your favorite food, but healthier!
08.14.2014 | SMH Extra

A pulled pork sandwich defines comfort food for many people. But food that’s comforting doesn’t have to mean lots of fat and very little nutritional value. You can enjoy your favorite meals at home if you use healthier and fresh ingredients. Sarasota Memorial’s Windows Cafe recently served a version of pulled pork that keeps a balanced diet in mind. Mix lean pulled pork […]

Listen in for healthy updates!
07.30.2014 | SMH Extra

Get a quick dose of healthy news in your life! A new podcast series, Sarasota Memorial HealthCasts, is live on iTunes. To access/subscribe to the series, search “Sarasota Memorial HealthCasts” in the iTunes store. You also can click the “Follow Us” icon on the podcast home page here. The latest HealthCast topic is “Why Men Aren’t Living as […]

Sarasota Memorial named to best hospitals list
07.15.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial once again is the only hospital in the region to make U.S. News & World Report’s new “Best Hospitals” list. The hospital was ranked among the very best hospitals in the nation for Gynecology care. SMH also was listed among the top five hospitals in Florida and #1 in southern Florida for overall care. Click here […]

New tool allows you to access your health information
06.24.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial’s Patient Portal is here! It’s launch time for the new online tool that will help you manage your protected health information in one secure, accessible place. If you’ve ever been an SMH patient, we invite you to be among the first to establish your SMH FollowMyHealth portal account at a special event at HealthSquare at […]

Road remains beautiful thanks to staff and family
06.19.2014 | SMH Extra

Eleven years ago, Sarasota Memorial’s Bayside Center for Behavioral Health joined the “Keep Sarasota County Beautiful” program, adopting a section of Webber Street between Beneva and McIntosh to keep clean. Staff from departments from all over the hospital and family members got together on a recent Saturday and picked up 49.5 pounds of trash!

Skilled Nursing Center earns deficiency-free survey
06.05.2014 | SMH Extra

Congratulations to Sarasota Memorial’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, which was deemed to be deficiency-free following an annual licensure survey by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration. In May, state regulators conducted a comprehensive four-day inspection of the center’s patient care processes, safety protocols, cleanliness, food service, staff competencies and more. They also reviewed dozens of patient charts […]

Beautiful honor for Venice center
05.23.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial’s new Venice Urgent Care Center, right, won the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Award for May. The Chamber’s Ambassador’s Committee said the prestigious award is presented to area businesses that have made a contribution to Venice “by enhancing the appearance of their building or property, or in your case a sparkling new […]