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Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 839-bed regional medical center, is the among the largest acute care public health systems in Florida. With almost 7,000 staff and 500 volunteers, it is Sarasota County’s largest employer. A community hospital founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial is governed by the nine-member elected Sarasota County Public Hospital Board. It is 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. Sarasota Memorial is the only provider of Level II trauma services, obstetrical services and Level III neonatal intensive care in Sarasota County.

News Highlights - Venice Hospital

Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial is Sarasota County’s only public hospital and the only not-for-profit health system in the region. The Laurel Road hospital in Venice will be the most significant addition in the health system’s 94-year history. The campus will bring SMH’s extensive physician base further south, which in turn will help build the medical staff for a future hospital in North Port. The new Venice hospital is designed to be flexible and expandable. Initially, it will open with 110 private rooms (90 acute-care beds and 20 beds for observation patients), a 28-room Emergency Care Center and eight surgical suites. The all-private suites will include a 10-bed Labor & Delivery/Post-Partum unit, where women can deliver and room with their newborns throughout recovery. The hospital also will have eight surgical suites, including a dedicated operating room for emergency and scheduled obstetrical procedures. The hospital will offer a comprehensive range of medical and surgical care, including: Cardiology Units/Catheterization Lab; Critical Care/Intensive Care Unit; Emergency Care; Endoscopy & other procedural areas; Gastroenterology; Labor & Delivery/Post-Partum Unit; Laboratory/Diagnostic Testing; Nephrology; Neurology/Neurosurgery; Oncology; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Imaging/Radiology and Urology. The campus will offer all private rooms, advanced hurricane hardening and a seamless connection to SMH’s electronic medical records and information technology. The campus has the capacity to expand to 270 patient rooms, 16 ORs and a 50-bed Emergency Room to accommodate future growth.

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Join our SMH Venice Transition Team NOW! You can train and work at the main Sarasota campus until transitioning to the new SMH Venice campus coming in Fall 2021!

News Highlights - Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute

When complete, the Cancer Institute will offer a comprehensive treatment center staffed by Sarasota Memorial’s widening range of fellowship-trained oncology specialists and subspecialists and support clinicians with groundbreaking innovations and research. Multi-disciplinary clinics will allow specialists to meet with patients and one another in a single location and will offer a collaborative and personalized approach focused on each patient’s unique cancer. SMH’s multi-disciplinary team includes medical and radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, general and reconstructive surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, clinical research specialists, oncology nurses and navigators, rehabilitation therapists and other care team members who specialize in survivorship and support of cancer patients. The team specializes in treating the most prevalent cancers, including breast, prostate and genitourinary cancers, gynecological, lung and gastrointestinal cancers, with a phased approach to offer specialized programs for neuro-oncology, melanoma, hematologic malignancies, and other cancers in the future.

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