August 2015

SMH Milk Depot
Sarasota Memorial has opened a Milk Depot in association with the Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida to make it easier for local moms to donate their breast milk.

A mother’s own breast milk is always the best food choice for her newborn, but when mom’s milk isn’t available, breast milk donated by thoroughly screened donors is the next best option for fragile, sick and premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

If you are interested in learning how to donate your breast milk, join our mother-baby nurse educators in HealthConnection, 1-2 pm Wednesday, Aug. 5. HealthConnection is located on the first floor of the hospital near the B elevators.

Information: (941) 917-7011 or email HealthConnection

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Stroke Medications & You
Education is key when it comes to preserving your quality of life following a stroke.

Join Sarasota Memorial’s Pharmacy team for an informative discussion about medication management at the hospital’s next Stroke Wellness Club meeting, 1 pm Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Room 4A&B at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail.

Call (941) 917-3890 for information.

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Normal Memory & Aging
Some memory loss is normal as we age. But, if memory loss is affecting your ability or the ability of someone you love to live a fulfilling, joyful life, join Kathleen Houseweart, manager of Sarasota Memorial’s Memory Disorder Clinic, to learn more about local programs and resources that may help.

The free education event will be held 1-2 pm, Friday, Aug 14, at HealthConnection, located on the first floor of the hospital near the B elevators.

Information: (941) 917-7011 or email HealthConnection

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STAR Rehab: The Importance of “Pre-habilitation” for Cancer Patients
Sarasota Memorial’s STAR certified therapists will share evidence-based ways in which prehabilitation can improve the lives of cancer patients.

Clinical staff, patients, families and caregivers are encouraged to attend this free information event, which will take place 11:30 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 20 in Sarasota Memorial’s HealthConnection, located on the first floor of the hospital near the B elevators.

Information: (941) 917-7011 or email HealthConnection.

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Back to School Physicals
Summer is the perfect time for student athletes to have their exam – at least six weeks before the sports season begins to allow time to address any conditions or previous injuries that otherwise might force kids to sit out part of the season.

Sarasota Memorial offers $20 school sports physicals at its five urgent care centers (located in Sarasota, Venice and Manatee) throughout the summer. The centers are open 8 am-8 pm daily, including weekends and most holidays. No appointments necessary. Call (941) 917-7777 or visit for locations.

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Summer Fitness Specials
Get fit this summer at Sarasota Memorial’s HealthFit – the only medically integrated fitness center in the area. Stop by our open house on Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 am-1 pm, and take advantage of free wellness checks and InBody Assessments ($45 value).

Sign up in August and pay no initiation fee ($149 savings), or consider a 4-week Wellness Coaching session, which includes a free one-month membership, a health risk assessment, four coaching sessions with a certified personal trainer, a nutritional consultation with a registered dietitian and four group-training sessions.

The fitness center is located at 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road). Call (941) 917-7000 or visit for information.

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Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk
Join Team SMH at the Sarasota/Manatee 5K Heart Walk (1-mile survivor route available) Saturday, Sept. 12, at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Benderson Circle, Sarasota.

Activities begin at 7:30 am, followed by the walk at 8 am. SMH team shirts will be given to walkers who raise or make a $25 donation to the American Heart Association Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk.

For information, call (941) 917-2399 or visit:

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