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Sarasota Area Health Care Facilities are Unsurpassed

Posted July 09, 2016

  When you're considering in what area of Florida to retire, one of the important considerations you need to think about is "how good are the heatlh care facilities and how conveninetly are they located?"  Certainly you will consider several other attributes of the reas you consider, but clearly, an important one, at the point in your life that you are or are considering retiring is the health of you and your loved ones.   The Sarasota Florida area is certainly already on your list of places you are considering. After all, it has been ranked more than once as "One of the Best Places to Retire."   you'll be pleased to learn as you read this article that, with four major hospitals/medical centers, the Sarasota area stands above many other locales in it's health care facilities.

  Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH), founded in 1925, is a major regional medical center and stands among the largest public health care systems in Florida.  SMH has a staff of over 4,000 employees and doctors plus over 1,000 volunteers.

  Sarasota Memorial 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 hospital providing obstetrical services, pediatrics and Level III neonatal intensive care in Sarasota County.

  Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital in Southwest Florida named in the top 1% of hospitals in the U.S. for consistent clinical excellence, earning a spot on HealthGrades "“America’'s 50 Best Hospitals”" list. Sarasota Memorial recently opened an urgent care center to extend its services to those in Venice. And, notably, just last week, athe first set of triplets was born in the new wing of Sarasota Memorial's facilities SMH, located at 1700 South Tamiami Trail is one of the largest employers in Sarasota County, Florida.

  Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, located at 5731 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, is a 168-bed acute and general care facility serving Sarasota and Manatee County with an emergency department open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week staffed by board certified emergency physicians.

  In 2012, Doctors Hospital was designated as Sarasota'’s first Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Dcotor's Hospital of Sarasota has also been named one of the nation’s "100 Top Hospitals" ® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care provided in the Sarasota County area of Florida.

  Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, at 8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, opened in September of 2004 and offers patient-focused medicine through the use of advanced technology and equipment. This 120-bed acute care hospital has an extensive system of fully-integrated inpatient and outpatient services.

  Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) has a medical staff of over 400 physicians and allied health professionals with a wide range of specialties. The medical center is complimented by an adjacent 60,000 square foot Medical Office building which houses primary and specialty care physicians, the Lakewood Ranch Imaging Center and the Lakewood Ranch Blood Center.

  LWRMC is one of just 620 hospitals in the United States to have earned "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" designation.  Lakewood Ranch Medical Center was recognized for its achievement on the following areas:

  • measure sets:
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical Care

  And, in Bradenton, Manatee Memorial Hospital serving Bradenton and Manatee County for over 55 years, is a 319-bed acute care facility.

  If you're considering moving to the "Florida Sun Coast," or looking for a second or seasonal home, The Sarasota Florida area simply must be on your "check it out" list.  You will almost certainly find a condominium, carriage home, town home, single-family home or estate home here that fits your needs and desires perfectly. in the price range you find most comfortable and we recommend Andree Huffine, a Sarasota Luxurty Real Estate expert to help you find that perfect property for you and your loved ones.

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