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Car Seat Safety
03.31.2011 [Uncategorized]

Did you know 4 out of 5 car seats are not installed properly?  Could yours be one of them?  To see if your car seat is properly installed, have it checked by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at:

  • All Children’s Specialty Care of Sarasota, 5881 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, or
  • All Children’s Specialty Care of Manatee at Lakewood Ranch, 8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton

Schedule your appointment today: (941) 925-6311

For information on state child restraint laws/child passenger safety recommendations, visit:

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at
  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety at

Also, check out the most recent car seat recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics at

Information Please
03.25.2011 | Campus Improvements

A new Information Desk soon will open inside the Arlington Street Radiology entrance, with volunteers and staff available to help direct people entering the hospital from the south side of the campus. The desk is scheduled to be “open for business” in a few weeks.

Keep up with ‘well-baby’ exams
03.22.2011 | New Moms & Dads

Your baby will be scheduled for regular “well-baby” exams to help monitor his/her growth and development, and to allow you to talk about routine care with your baby’s health care professional. These visits are most frequently scheduled with routine immunizations for many of the preventable childhood illnesses. Please click here for the Centers for Disease […]

Gaining/losing weight and sleep
03.18.2011 | New Moms & Dads

Here are some facts about your baby’s weight and sleep patterns: Did you know the average newborn weighs about 7.5 pounds at birth?  Infants typically lose weight (5-8% of their birth weight) in the first few days of life before they start to gain. Most regain their birth weight by day 10, double it by […]

This Drill Was No Disaster
03.18.2011 | Campus Improvements

To be prepared in the event a disaster strikes, Sarasota Memorial, general contractor Skanska, the Sarasota County Fire Department, Sarasota Police Department and the Government Emergency Operations Center teamed up to conduct an emergency drill March 16.  The location of the staged disaster was the site of the new Courtyard Tower. In the drill scenario, […]

Skanska Celebrates Safety
03.11.2011 | Campus Improvements

Skanska, general contractor for the Courtyard Tower and Vertical Expansion projects, celebrated 107,153 accident free man hours (90 days) with a Safety Employee Appreciation BBQ.

Closer Every Day
03.04.2011 | Campus Improvements

Work on the vertical expansion of the Critical Care Center along Arlington Street continues to move forward as seen in the photo above.  When completed later this year, the two-level addition will include state-of-the-art operating rooms, pre-operative and post-operative areas and a new hemodialysis and sterile processing unit.

Feeling frustrated? Take a breath…
03.01.2011 | New Moms & Dads

If you’re a parent of a new baby, there may be times when you become frustrated and maybe even angry when your baby cries.  You may have tried everything to comfort him or her, but nothing seems to help. Sleep is hard to come by and you may find yourself at wit’s end. Shaken Baby […]