Hospitals in Sarasota FL
When residents throughout the greater Sarasota area aren’t feeling well, they can rest assured that some of the top medical providers in the state are nearby to help and heal.
Blake Medical Center
The award-winning Blake Medical Center has been serving the needs of the community for more than 40 years. This 383-bed, regional, tertiary hospital boasts numerous medical services, including a Level II trauma center, open-heart surgery, joint replacement, inpatient rehabilitation and advanced burn care services.
One of the newest services Blake Medical Center provides to the community is microvascular surgery and complex hand repair.
“Our surgeons and surgical team provide compassionate, patient-centered care while offering a wide range of procedures,” says Melissa Morgan, director of marketing and public relations for the hospital.
The complex hand repair program includes treatment for acute traumatic hand injury, replantation, tendon and vessel repair, high-pressure injection injury and complex fractures.
Blake Medical Center has also expanded their Graduate Medical Education program. The Internal Medicine Residency program began in 2016 with 15 residents. In 2017, the program welcomed an additional 15 residents and added a Transitional Year Residency program with 13 residency positions. This program will continue to grow in coming years as new physicians are brought to the community.
Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake
When patients need help healing after an illness, they turn to Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake. The hospital is equipped with 40 beds and a professional medical team that surpasses 70 physicians. It is also accredited by the Joint Commission and is Medicare certified.
Complex Care Hospital places an emphasis in treating patients with complex conditions that require an extended stay in order to recover. The hospital’s services include daily physician monitoring, 24-hour respiratory care, comprehensive wound care, radiology, renal dialysis, cardiac monitoring, ventilator weaning, a fully-staffed inpatient rehabilitation team, post-surgical care and several others.
The hospital has been recognized by the American Association of Respiratory Care for Quality Respiratory Care. Only 15 percent of hospitals have received this honor.
Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute
Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute has been a forerunner of Sarasota’s decade-long growth in the field of advanced medical technology. Since opening in 2000, Dattoli has attracted prostate cancer patients from all over the world to receive their heralded nonsurgical, combination radiation therapy treatment.
Using the most advanced technology (much of it developed on-site), Dattoli prides itself in publishing the longest prostate cancer “cure” rate in the world. A 16-year, long-term look back study of men with intermediate and high-risk disease treated at Dattoli reveals an 82 percent cure rate.
The staff of 30 professionals makes up an exceptionally responsive team, providing unrivaled advice, support and educational opportunities for their patients and families. Being located in tropical Sarasota, Dattoli patients sometimes call their stay here “a radiation vacation.”
The Dattoli Cancer Foundation—a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization—operates at arms-length from the Dattoli Cancer Center. Its mission is to raise awareness about prostate cancer. Twice yearly, the foundation provides free prostate cancer screenings for the community.
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
For more than 50 years, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota has been dedicated to providing patient-centered care and being the hospital of choice for the community. The hospital offers 155 private beds and the latest in medical advancements, including Mazor X robotics and da Vinci Si surgery systems for minimally invasive procedures that are not only more accurate but also have fewer side effects.
Doctors Hospital offers a wide range of services, including emergency care, women’s health, wound care, outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging and radiology, behavioral health and more. The hospital’s state-of-the-art emergency room treats patients of all ages 24/7, with the shortest wait times in the Sarasota area.
The on-site Breast Care Center offers mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies and more at one convenient location.
The hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus for stroke care and has received straight A’s on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the past four years.
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota
With 96 beds, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota administers remarkable inpatient rehab services to patients. The staff of highly trained physical therapists, nurses and independent, private practice physicians helps all recover in an efficient and timely manner.
HealthSouth specializes in helping those suffering from amputation, hip fracture, joint replacement, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, injuries to the spinal cord, stroke, brain injuries and neurological disorders.
In addition, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota uses the most advanced technology and equipment, such as AutoAmbulator, LiteGait and Wii.
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Located near Interstate 75 and University Parkway, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the hospital of choice for many residents throughout the greater Sarasota area.
More than 500 physicians and allied health professionals offer a wide variety of services and advanced technologies, including spine and joint surgeries, cardiovascular care, imaging and radiology, gynecology, reconstructive procedures, physical therapy, wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, sleep studies and more.
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center provides the community with a 24/7 emergency department (ED) that is fully prepared to treat serious health issues for patients of all ages. Prompt, expert treatment for stroke patients, as well as stroke prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and education, is provided through the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center team. The Women and Children’s Center at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center provides comprehensive medical services, such as gynecology, urology, advanced 3-D mammography, obstetrics, as well as labor and delivery. Fellowship-trained surgeons and orthopedic physicians at the hospital’s Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center work alongside specially trained nurses and physical therapists to give patients collaborative orthopedic care.
The medical center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and is an accredited Chest Pain Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
The Roskamp Institute is dedicated to continually gaining understanding and finding cures for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as addictions. Roskamp focuses its attention on ailments, such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, traumatic brain injury, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s syndrome and others.
Those in need of a diagnosis can visit the clinic, where physicians evaluate and provide patients with referrals, treatment options, caregiver support and long-term planning.
Roskamp also offers clinical trials for patients who suffer from dementia, Parkinson’s disease, migraines and related conditions.
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
From modest beginnings in 1925, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMH) has expanded over nine decades to meet the area’s growing medical needs.
Through generations of change, the publicly owned, not-for-profit health system has remained the region’s safety net hospital and health care leader with a Level II trauma center and highly specialized cardiovascular, neurology, orthopedic and oncology programs. Its 829-bed flagship hospital is one of the most comprehensive in the nation and one of the most respected.
With superior patient services, experience and outcomes, SMH has been recognized repeatedly among America’s best hospitals. It currently is the only hospital in Florida to earn the highest five-star ranking for quality and safety from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Sarasota Memorial’s continuum of care includes a behavioral health, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, a multispecialty physician group, a clinical research center and a network of outpatient and urgent care centers.
Venice Regional Bayfront Health
Venice Regional Bayfront Health is a 312-bed, acute care hospital providing a comprehensive array of health care services.
The hospital and its affiliated Gulf Coast Medical Group clinics provide high-quality health care that is accessible to residents and visitors across the greater Sarasota area. The hospital’s services include cardiac, stroke, orthopedic, metabolic, open-heart and advanced surgery, wound care, women’s care and interventional radiology.
Venice Regional has been nationally recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission for five consecutive years, a dual Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a Joint Commission-Certified Primary Stroke Center, a Joint Commission-Certified Heart Failure Disease-Specific Care Center and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Notable quality awards include the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards for Stroke and for Heart Failure, as well as the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Wound Care Center of Excellence Award by Healogics for eight consecutive years.
Information in this article was provided by Blake Medical Center, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute, Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Brooke Payne.