Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System


Sarasota Memorial has a history of quality care delivery:

• SMH is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best acute-care hospitals, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of care

• SMH is a CMS 5-Star rated hospital in Florida for its overall quality.   SMH is awarded a prestigious 5-star rating from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 8th year in a row

The only hospital in Florida and one of just 33 across the nation to maintain this top rating since 2016.

• SMH is included in the 2023 list of World’s Best Hospitals for 5th year in a row by Newsweek

• Named among the nation's Top 100 Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2022 by Fortune/Merative

• Earned its 5th consecutive Magnet Nursing Recognition for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. SMH-Sarasota is one of just 1% of U.S. hospitals to earn the designation FIVE times.

• Earned straight “A” Grades for Patient Safety from Leapfrog since 2016

• One of just 41 organizations worldwide to earn Gallup's Exceptional Workplace Award for 2022.

• Named a U.S. News High Performer in 2022-2023

• Main hospital is the largest in the region with 901 beds, a Level II Trauma Center,

Comprehensive Stroke Center, a 60-bed Rehab Pavilion and much more


Located on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast, just south of Tampa, Sarasota County is famous worldwide for white- sand beaches, great restaurants, outdoor recreation, land and water sports, museums, theater and much more. Sarasota residents enjoy easy access to air travel directly from Sarasota or nearby Fort Meyers, Tampa, or Orlando.

Sarasota County is one of the best places in the country to live, work and raise a family due to a healthy business scene and thriving recreational and cultural opportunities. Sarasota County has 47,000 K-12 students.

enrolled in 2023, with historical proficiency scores average ranking of 10/10, and exceptional both private and public options.

First Physicians Group is Florida’s Gulf Coast leader in primary and specialty care with an impressive 29-year history in the community. With 550+ Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers in 46 different specialties and 66 practice locations, it is backed by the tradition and strength of Sarasota Memorial Hospital.