About 6,000 community members attended the grand opening of Sarasota Memorial’s new Courtyard Tower last Saturday. Guests toured our new Orthopedics, Cardiac, Neonatal Intensive Care, Labor & Delivery and Mother-Baby nursing floors, getting a first-hand look at spacious private rooms with all kinds of patient-centered, patient-safe amenities. The new tower replaces the oldest parts of the hospital.
A short program featured remarks from Sarasota County Public Hospital Board Chairman Dick Merritt, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc., Board of Trustees Chair Margaret Wise, Healthcare Foundation CEO Alex Quarles and Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie. A color guard from the Sarasota Military Academy presented the colors, while student violinist Gracie Cespedes gave a stirring performance of the national anthem.
Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support of Sarasota Memorial!