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Visit from Santa brings smiles to young patients
12.26.2013 [SMH Extra]

santa2013photoChristmas morning on SMH’s Pediatrics Unit was full of cheer, thanks to a visit from Santa, who delivered gifts to ailing children.

Underneath the Santa suit is Greg Kalish, a cardiac tech for several Sarasota cardiology practices. His elves include his wife, local attorney Carol Ann Kalish of the Williams Parker law firm, and his son, Ben. This is the 31st consecutive year that Williams Parker attorneys have arranged Santa’s hospital visit, brightening the holiday for sick youngsters.

Pictured with Santa and the merry band of elves are several members of the Pediatrics team.




All I want for Christmas is this yummy salad…
12.18.2013 | SMH Extra

Chef Mike of Sarasota Memorial’s Food & Nutrition Services has been hunting down healthy holiday recipes so you don’t have to. Here’s a colorful, nutritious Christmas Tree Salad he recommends. It’s a refreshing choice for holiday gatherings! Christmas Tree Salad*  makes about 6-7 cups 1 bunch organic swiss chard (red or green will work) – […]

FDA asks antibacterial soap makers to prove effectiveness
12.16.2013 | SMH Extra

Do you make sure to buy antibacterial soap, thinking it will protect you and your family from germs and illness? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence the soaps are any more beneficial than regular soap and water. Today, the agency issued a proposed rule to require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and […]

Honoring ARNPs
12.12.2013 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial recently joined providers throughout the U.S. in celebrating National Nurse Practitioner Week, a time to recognize the many contributions of nurse practitioners to patient care. A number of Sarasota Memorial ARNPs were on hand to receive a special proclamation from Sarasota Mayor Shannon Snyder in honor of their special week. Pictured, left to right, are Monica […]

FREE GYN Seminars
12.06.2013 | New Moms & Dads