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Hall of Fame event marks the close of Black History Month
02.26.2014 [SMH Extra]

blackhistorymonthSarasota Memorial continues to celebrate Black History Month throughout February. The national theme of this year’s celebration is “Civil Rights in America,” which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

This week, Sarasota Memorial will induct four outstanding employees into the hospital’s Black History Month Hall of Fame. Each year, a committee made up of staff members from departments across the hospital choose the Black History Month Hall of Fame honorees, all of whom were nominated by their colleagues based on their leadership, positive self-image and dedicated service to the community and co-workers.

The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28 in the hospital auditorium.

In addition to the induction of staff into the Hall of Fame, the event will feature special performances, including soloist Paul Repass of the hospital’s Laboratory, God’s Promises Dance Group, and comedian Justin Goldsmith. Special guest speakers Lt. Col. George E. Hardy, former Tuskegee Airman;  John Walker and Dominique Austin will discuss “then” and “now.”

Caffeinated Kids
02.25.2014 | New Moms & Dads

This week I took my son to an open house at a local high school. And while the school was very impressive and boasts many academic achievements and state of the art equipment, the tour guide was very proud of the coffee bar for students. While the media center was admittedly impressive, I couldn’t help […]

Dating after Divorce
02.18.2014 | New Moms & Dads

Most children need some time to adjust to their parents’ separation before their mother or father begins a new romantic interest. A good rule of thumb is a buffer of months but often relationships begin sooner (or later). Be sure to talk to your child or children about your new adult friends and allow them […]

Building A Bridge
02.14.2014 | Campus Improvements

Preliminary work has begun on the pedestrian bridge that will connect the Medical Arts Building with the hospital’s South Parking Garage. Shown in this recent photo is the base that will support the columns and in turn support the bridge. The three sections of the pre-fabricated bridge will be transported along U.S. 41 the evening […]

Hospital programs receive seal of approval
02.12.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial once again has demonstrated its superiority in treating two life-threatening conditions that affect millions of people each year, earning re-certification for its congestive heart failure program and for stroke care. To be certified, the hospital programs underwent a rigorous, on-site evaluation by The Joint Commission late last year. The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care […]

Bunk Bed Safety
02.10.2014 | New Moms & Dads

When I had my second son, the first thought that popped into my head was ‘BUNK BEDS.’  This simple and fun solution to room sharing seemed perfect. Yet, like with everything else … safety first! If you’re going to accept the risk of the top bunk child falling out or collapsing on the bottom bunk, […]

Smoothie operator
02.06.2014 | Uncategorized

Want a simple, healthy yet filling snack? Need an “on-the-go” breakfast? A smoothie will fit the bill. Just make sure it’s truly healthy, with plenty of fruit but low on sugar and fat. Our Food & Nutrition staff recently combined frozen mixed berries and mangoes (feel free to substitute your favorite fruit), protein powder (a […]

Finding a Pro-Breastfeeding Pediatrician
02.03.2014 | New Moms & Dads

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding for the first year for the incomparable health benefits to baby and to mom. Finding a doctor that supports your decision and goals just got easier with this simple Q&A the AAP developed. It is very important to schedule a meet and greet interview with your future […]