Sarasota Memorial Hospital Celebrates 95 Years of Caring for the Community

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Sarasota Memorial is honoring its past, while celebrating its future as the hospital marks 95 years serving the Suncoast region. Sarasota Hospital, opened its doors in the fall of 1925. Local residents raised $40,000 to build the 32-bed hospital, replacing a 6-bed facility that was being used to care for tuberculosis and emergency patients. Today, Sarasota Memorial is a thriving regional medical center, with 7,000 staff, it’s also one of the region’s largest employers. Sarasota Memorial CEO David Verinder attributed the health system’s strength to its longstanding community mission. “Our greatest strength comes from the community we serve,” he said. “Just like the citizens who built the first hospital, Sarasota Memorial remains as focused today on its core mission as it was 95 years ago.”

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