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Floor by Floor
04.21.2011 [Campus Improvements]

The Courtyard Tower is taking shape on Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s “front lawn.”  Crews pour the 7th floor in the photo above. When open in 2013, the 9-story patient care tower will replace some of the oldest parts of the hospital and include a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Labor and Delivery suites, among other services.

Developmental milestones
04.21.2011 | New Moms & Dads

In the very beginning, it may seem that your baby does nothing but eat, sleep, cry, and fill his diapers! But by the end of the first month, he’ll be much more alert and responsive. Gradually he’ll begin moving his body more smoothly and with much greater coordination—especially in getting his hand to his mouth. […]

Dietary Requirements for Mom
04.15.2011 | New Moms & Dads

Nutritional requirements are similar to those of pregnancy, as far as keeping your diet well-balanced. A nursing mother needs an additional 500 calories more per day. Milk production is independent of what you eat the first 4 weeks because it gets the calories it needs for production from the fat accumulated from the pregnancy – […]

Sidewalk Superintendent Is On the Job
04.15.2011 | Campus Improvements

Next time you’re at the hospital, take a moment to stop by the “Sidewalk Superintendent” located at the main entrance. It provides interesting facts about the new Courtyard Tower currently under construction, along with a bird’s eye view of the job site via several viewing portals. The Sidewalk Superintendent is a joint venture between Sarasota […]

Slowly but Surely
04.07.2011 | Campus Improvements

Looking like something from RoboCop or The Transformers, the micropile drill rig shown above slowly makes its way into a construction area, where it will be used to drill piles for the foundation and support of the new Courtyard Tower connector bridge.

Leading the Way
04.01.2011 | Campus Improvements

This week, alumni of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Sarasota program donned blue surgical booties before making their way to the Courtyard Tower construction site for a campus improvement update from Sarasota Memorial President and CEO Gwen MacKenzie and Skanska Vice President Richard Redmon.