Monthly Archives: August 2015

Trouble Sleeping? Create a Healthy Sleep Routine

Quality of sleep at night affects our ability to perform the next day. Mood and overall health are also tied to the quality of sleep we get each night. We all have nights when we can’t fall asleep. Life stresses, medical conditions, or maybe a noisy party next door. Whether you have short-term or chronic… Read more »

Rehab Model Room Open for Tours

Construction of Sarasota Memorial’s four-story Rehabilitation Pavilion is moving forward with an opening date in late 2016. We’ve created a model patient room that is open for tours on Tuesdays, 7 am to 3:30 pm or Thursdays, 12 noon to 5 pm (reservations required). The tours will continue for the next several months. To make your reservation, please call… Read more »

School Sports Physicals

Whether your child is a starting a new grade or new school, “back-to-school” means new shoes, clothes and supplies – and a new/current school physical! Physicals provides your kids with a quick, easy health check. If you’ve just moved, the completed form is required for student transfers, as well as kids planning to participate in… Read more »

Learn about the STAR treatment

Sarasota Memorial is one of the first hospitals in Florida certified to provide STAR Program® treatment to cancer patients. The nationally recognized program offers individualized, comprehensive rehabilitation therapies designed to help manage pain, weakness, cognitive impairment or other issues that follow cancer treatment. STAR focuses on improving not only symptoms, but also personal wellness and quality of life… Read more »

MEGA-fun for the family!

Sarasota Memorial’s freestanding Emergency Room and Health Care Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary of service to North Port with a special MEGA-Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29. The event combines fun and health and safety education for the entire family. Five years ago, the health system opened one of the first… Read more »

Sign of the Times

On May 1, Sarasota Memorial received provisional approval from the state of Florida to become Sarasota County’s first designated trauma center. That means people who suffer life-threatening accidents in the Trauma Service Area encompassing Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties, now can be transported and treated at Sarasota Memorial rather than airlifted elsewhere. Trauma Center signs… Read more »

Calling all campers!

The Florida Department of Health is offering a virtual summer camp throughout the week (through Aug. 7). It’s the perfect way for kids to learn healthy lifestyles, especially if summer storms are keeping them indoors. To search for interactive posts on Facebook and Twitter, use the hashtag #FLHealthCamp. The camp features a variety of health… Read more »