Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 819-bed regional medical center, is among the largest public health systems in Florida. With about 5,000 staff, over 800 physicians and 1,000 volunteers, it is one of Sarasota County’s largest employers. A community hospital founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial is governed by the nine-member elected Sarasota County Public Hospital Board. It is a full-service health system, with specialized expertise in heart, vascular, cancer and neuroscience services, as well as a network of outpatient centers, long-term care and rehabilitation among its many programs. Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital in Sarasota County providing obstetrical services, pediatrics, Level III neonatal intensive care, and Level II Trauma Center.
Welcome to Sarasota, the pearl of Florida. A sophisticated community known for its high standards and quality of life in an incomparable setting, the Sarasota/Manatee County area is one of the fastest growing regions in the country in a medically progressive state.
Blessed with a moderate climate and the picturesque blue-green Gulf of Mexico with its soft, white sand beaches, a resort atmosphere prevails year-round in Sarasota. The pleasure extends much further than that, however, with the opportunity for physicians to live and play in an ideal venue, while practicing medicine in state-of-the-art facilities.
Enjoy the professional, cultural, and educational advantages of big city living in a scenic and natural coastal setting. The area has action and entertainment for every age and interest under the sun.
Sarasota is the cultural center of Florida’s Gulf Coast, home to the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Asolo Theatre – a leading regional theatrical company – the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and Sarasota’s Historic Opera House – hosts to musicals, operas, classical and jazz concerts, ballets and performances by legendary stars.
The heart of downtown Sarasota offers an unrivaled choice of fine cuisine, coffee houses, shops, galleries, and outdoor cafes. Just across the Ringling Causeway is the fabled St. Armands Circle and its array of shops, boutiques, art galleries, and fine dining – providing the ultimate environment for a casual but classy cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Warm sunshine and cool Gulf breezes are the ideal conditions for outdoor activities year-round, from boating, parasailing, and fishing to playing golf on more than 25 area courses. Travel to anywhere in the world with convenient air service from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport or Tampa International Airport.
The Sarasota/Manatee County area is a safe, family-oriented community. Excellent educational opportunities include a strong public school system and numerous accredited private schools for Pre K- 12. Four nationally ranked universities and colleges, as well as a noted community college and several technical institutes, offer outstanding opportunities to students of all ages.