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Sarasota Memorial recently announced its newest DAISY Foundation award recipient, Tina Parkes, BSN, RN, from the Cardiac Cath Lab. Jan Mauck, Chief Nursing Officer, presented Tina with the prestigious nursing award. Also in attendance, cardiac management team members Mike Walker, Dana Putnal and Nancy Olson.
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March is National Nutrition Month and Sarasota Memorial's Food & Nutrition Services team has planned a full schedule of events including a Chef Special every Wednesday in Windows Cafeteria, cooking demo on the 20th, weekly nutrition word gams with prizes, and fresh, locally grown produce and made-to-order organic smoothies available for purchase at the Courtyard Cafe. 
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There's still a few openings for Sarasota Memorial's HealthFit Spring Break Kids Camp.  The fun-filled, kid-style health and fitness activities begin March 9 and continue through March 13. Kids can enjoy camp for a few days or all week. Sessions are 9 am to 4 pm, with early drop-off and after-camp pick-up times available. To register and for more information call 941-917-7000. 
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Sarasota Memorial's March Blood Drive is just around the corner: March 7 - 13 in the hospital auditorium. Live Here.  Give Here.  Stays Here!
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The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. through a grant from the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, recently opened a new state-of-the-art pediatric treatment room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  A win-win for pediatric patients, their parents and their medical and surgical care providers, simple procedures can now be performed in a very safe, controlled, child-friendly environment with supportive and loving family members present.
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Sarasota Memorial's HealthSquare, located in the middle of Sarasota Square Mall, is pleased to offer a free, 3-part series for cancer survivors beginning Feb. 19 from 11 am to noon.  To register and for more information about Sarasota Memorial's STAR certified program:  941-302-4271 or healthsquare@smh.com 
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Today at 1:05 pm is this first spring training home game in Sarasota - the Orioles against the Tigers. 2015 marks the sixth consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota and the fifth in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.  Play ball!
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Sarasota Memorial's Geriatric Services Manager, Kathleen Houseweart, recently provided a Geriatric Sensitivity Training session for Venice High School's Medical Academy. The students, through the use of sensitivity training kits, experienced simulated limitations such as neuropathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. 
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Join Urologist, Tracy Gapin, MD at Sarasota Memorial's HealthSquare, located in the middle of Sarasota Square Mall, Friday, Feb. 27 at 11 am. Dr. Gapin will discuss "Advances in Prostate Cancer Screening." Program is free, but seating is limited.  Please call (941-302-4271) or email (healthsquare@smh.com) for reservations.
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Kudos to Sarasota's Siesta Key Public Beach for recently being named the No. 1 beach in the nation on TripAdvisor.com's 2015 “Travelers' Choice Awards!"
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Yesterday, the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board voted unanimously to move forward with plans to apply for Level II trauma center designation, approving a resolution in support of providing trauma care.
Feb/18/2015. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System SARASOTA (Feb. 17, 2015) – The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board voted today to support Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's bid to become a Level II Trauma Center. The unanimous decision by the Hospital Board commits the finances, ...
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Connie Andersen, Director of Sarasota Memorial's Progressive, Critical Care, Neurology and Urology nursing departments was recently recognized as the health system's Leader of the Year for 2014.  An employee since 1997, she was honored for her exceptional excellence in leadership.  Congratulations, Connie, for your commitment to top-quality
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Congratulations on a stellar career and a leader in nursing
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Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 806-bed regional medical center, is the among the largest acute care public health systems in Florida. With more than 4,000 staff & 1,000 volunteers, it is one of Sarasota County's largest employers. A community hospital founded in 1925, we are governed by the nine-member elected Sarasota County Public Hospital Board. We are a full-service health system, with specialized expertise in heart, vascular, cancer, and neuroscience services, as well as a network of outpatient centers, long-term care and rehabilitation among its many programs. Posting: Leigh Wilcox.