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Taking a Tour
09.28.2011 [Campus Improvements]

Local legislators and staff recently took a look at the construction site of the new Courtyard Tower, scheduled for completion in 2013. From left are Hospital Board Chairman Bob Strasser, Rep. Greg Steube, Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie, Congressman Buchanan’s District Director Sally Tibbetts and Rep. Ray Pilon.

5 Quick & Easy Breakfasts
09.28.2011 | Wellness

Don’t have time to eat in the morning with the dash to get to work and school? Or, do you just grab some sugary cereal? You don’t need as much time as you think to have a nutritious breakfast. “Breaking the Fast” is as important as brushing your teeth in the morning if you want […]

Do you like to take your child to the grocery store with you?
09.28.2011 | New Moms & Dads

If so, then we have some SHOPPING CART SAFETY tips for you: •             Always use appropriate shopping cart restraints •             Never allow your child to stand in the basket •             Infant carriers should not be placed on top of the basket •             Never allow your child to stand and ride on the outside of the […]

Runnin’ Down a Dream
09.21.2011 | SMH Extra

Sarasota County has a great running (& walking!) community. There are countless training groups, teams, events & races centered around this activity. And why not? The benefits for staying active are great: it reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, obesity, arthritis, depression and dementia. Plus, it’s great for your social and mental health. […]

The weather will soon be getting cooler!
09.16.2011 | New Moms & Dads

WINDOW SAFETY is a huge concern especially in children up to 5 years of age.  5,200 children last year were injured from falling out of windows.  The majority of the injuries were caused from falling out of a first or second story window, not from high-rise buildings as you would assume. Here are a few […]

Fitting In
09.16.2011 | Campus Improvements

This aerial photo shows how the new 9-story Courtyard Tower “fits” in the Sarasota Memorial Hospital campus. Scheduled to open in 2013, the patient care tower will include a 32-bed Level 3 NICU, Labor & Delivery Suites, along with Cardiac, Orthopedic and Medical/Surgical nursing units.

Ringling students’ mural helps staff take giant step to fitness goals
09.13.2011 | SMH Extra

Staff and visitors have a great reason to take the stairs instead of the elevator – They now can enjoy a beautiful four-level mural painted by Ringling College of Art & Design students in the main stairwell in the hospital’s central hallway. The work of art depicts a water-to-space theme, starting with underwater scenes on […]

Sarasota Sunrise
09.12.2011 | Campus Improvements

Construction crews get an early start on the day as they work on the roof of the new 9-story Courtyard Tower scheduled to open in 2013.

SMH Through the Decades
09.08.2011 | Campus Improvements

The next time you’re at Sarasota Memorial, stop by the third level Waldemere Garage walkway where you can take a look at the historical timeline that was installed this week. The timeline begins in 1925 with the opening of the original 32-bed hospital and ends with the new Courtyard Tower, currently under construction, scheduled to […]

Four Ways to Turn Around Your Day
09.08.2011 | Wellness

The phrase “woke up on the wrong side of the bed” dates back to the Ancient Romans. And while labeled superstitious, sometimes it really feels that way. So how do we turn around that bad mood, that bad day feeling? 1. The first step is acknowledging how we feel. Sometimes, we just need to feel […]