Philanthropy

Stock Development Pledges $75,000 to Support Brain Health Initiative

The initiative's goal is to create a multi-disciplinary community of scientists and clinicians who will work with residents of the Lakewood Ranch community to uncover the factors that affect brain health and performance.

07/16/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Blake Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

Kimberly Hatchel will be responsible for the overall direction of nursing services, provision of clinical care and program direction for the department of nursing.

07/16/2019 By Staff

Fantasy Fitness

We Tried It: Running With Zombies

"Zombies, Run!" presents an unusual and engaging storytelling approach to a fitness app.

07/16/2019 By Hannah Wallace

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New Documentary Will Cover How Sarasota Influenced the Future of Trauma Therapy

The career of aspiring psychotherapist and New College graduate Rick Doblin is being chronicled by documentary filmmaker Nirvan Mullick.

07/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Health

Sarasota Recognized as Health Department of the Year by The National Association of County and City Health Officials

Sarasota County Health and Human Services is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota and Sarasota County Government.

07/12/2019 By Staff

Health

First Physicians Group Announces New Lakewood Ranch Facility

A grand opening event and ribbon cutting is slated for Friday, July 12.

07/09/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

First Step of Sarasota, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Announce Merger

A new combined organization will offer a regional and collaborative approach.

07/09/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Chooses Program Director

In her new role, Kristen Lessig Schenerlein will execute and oversee all programming content, including all monthly programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Pinellas, Marion and Sebring Counties.

07/02/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay Club to Discuss Vaccinations at July 11 Luncheon

The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Michael's On East.

06/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Sarasota Doctor Among First to Earn ‘Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Expert’ Designation

Skoglund, who has been employed at the Florida Center for more than 20 years, was one of eight experts across the state invited to apply for the endorsement.

06/30/2019 Photography by Staff

New Hires

Blake Medical Center Names Lisa Nummi Chief Operating Officer

In her role, she will be responsible for the day to day operation of the hospital.

06/30/2019 By Staff

Brain Health

Brain Health Initiative Secures $1.4 Million in Funding to Advance in Lakewood Ranch

Phase 2 includes developing a brain health community impact model, planning for a longitudinal brain health pilot study and developing infrastructure for a Brain Health Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch.

06/28/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Sarasota’s Hep A Outbreak: What You Need to Know

In any given year, Sarasota County has between three and five cases of hepatitis A. So far in 2019, there have been 17.

06/28/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Grants

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $650,000 in Grants

Funds will benefit residency and palliative care programs.

06/26/2019 By Staff

Health

'Get Well With Medical Cannabis Forum' Will Take Place June 27

The day-long event will include presentations from a variety of speakers, including Holly Bell, State of Florida Director of Cannabis.

06/24/2019 By Staff

Grand Opening

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Will Host Grand Opening Celebration, Ribbon Cutting

The event celebrates the completion of LWRMC's $28.5 million expansion project.

06/18/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Blake Medical Center Partner on Nursing Program

Ten high school students enjoyed three days of guest speakers, hands-on activities, hospital tours and more.

06/14/2019 By Staff

Infectious Diseases

Sarasota County Residents and Visitors Urged to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared.

06/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Awards

Local Surgeon Receives State Society 'Excellence in Teaching' Award

Russell H. Samson is a clinical professor of surgery at Florida State University Medical School and a senior surgeon at Sarasota Vascular Specialties.

06/03/2019 By Staff

Health

Top Doctors 2019

Here's our annual list of Castle-Connolly's Top Doctors—and some answers to your most pressing health questions from the physicians on the list.

06/01/2019 By Staff