2016 Hurricane Season

Throughout this section, you’ll find information about hurricane preparations, hospital operating conditions, staffing procedures and more – See the links at left.

Sarasota Memorial is a designated medical shelter for patients and People with Special Needs who have registered in advance with Sarasota County and have been assigned to the hospital. Sarasota Memorial is not a community shelter. To ensure adequate facilities, staffing and supplies for emergencies, we must reserve our rooms for patients and other individuals who require a hospital setting. Sarasota County has shelter locations for People with Special Needs who do not require a hospital setting. If you have special medical needs, please click here for more information. Sarasota County’s website also is a valuable resource for People with Special Needs or call (941) 861-5000.


Sarasota Memorial has extensive procedures and plans to allow the continuation of care for patients in the event of a hurricane or tropical storm:

More information about the hospital’s emergency management programs are here.

Hospital staff may click here for more information or call the Employee Hot Line, (941) 917-8799.

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