Sarasota Memorial appointed a new physical medicine, rehabilitation and brain injury specialist to guide rehabilitative care throughout the health system’s inpatient and outpatient network. (more…)
Monthly Archives: March 2018
Every day, more than 300 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for poison that was accidentally ingested at home, and two children die from it. (more…)
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 30, 2018) — Today, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS) reached a final agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) on a new, three-year contract that will go into effect April 1, 2018. This agreement allows patients enrolled in BCBS health-insurance plans to continue to have uninterrupted, in-network access to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, its network of urgent and outpatient care centers, and its First Physicians Group providers.
With the existing contract set to expire March 31, there were concerns that Sarasota Memorial might become out of network for BCBS members. However, the new contract guarantees that there will be no disruption to patient care as SMHCS will remain in-network for BCBS members.
“Preserving our long-standing partnership with BCBS, and working together to ensure that our community has access to high-quality, affordable, comprehensive healthcare has been our top priority,” Sarasota Memorial President and CEO David Verinder said Friday. “We’ve appreciated the community’s continued patience and support throughout the negotiation process, and we look forward to continuing to work with BCBS to improve the health of the patients we serve.”
Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds. (more…)
If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you’ll get back in the game faster. (more…)
Come Sunday morning, the clocks will jump ahead one hour, but experts say there are ways to take the sting out of that time change. (more…)
Many of us will care for a parent at some point in our lives. If you’re shopping or cooking for Mom or taking Dad to doctor visits, you’re already a caregiver. (more…)