Local Focus, National Acclaim

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional medical center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care. With its flagship, 829-bed, acute-care hospital, the system has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s largest, and best, with superior patient outcomes, advanced specialties and range of preventive screening, diagnostic and post-acute services. Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in the Suncoast region continuously ranked among the top hospitals in the nation.

Some of Sarasota Memorial’s accomplishments that recognize our focus on your care:

  • Highest 5-Star national rating for quality
    • Sarasota Memorial is proud to be among the handful of hospitals nationwide that carry the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) top rating for overall quality and safety. Less than 10 percent of CMS’s evaluated hospitals earned the 5-Star rating in 2017, and Sarasota Memorial is the only one in Florida to have consistently earned the top rating since the rating system launched in 2016.
  • “A” Grade for Patient Safety
    • Sarasota Memorial Hospital received an “A” for patient safety, earning a top spot among America’s safest hospitals in a national safety study released by The Leapfrog Group in 2018.
  • S. News & World Report top performer
    • SMH is among just 48 hospitals nationwide to earn the top “high performing” ratings in all procedures and conditions listed U.S. News’ 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” report.
  • Nationally Accredited Cancer Institute:
    • The Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute at Sarasota Memorial carries the nation’s highest level of accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). It has maintained continuous CoC accreditation since 1988.
  • Consistently awarded Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the most prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission for top-quality, safe care.
  • One of Becker’s Hospital Review‘s 2017 “100 great Hospitals in America.”
  • Certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence by DNV Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading accrediting organizations.