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Nurses Across Florida Choose Sarasota Memorial

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KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, — ADVANCE for Nurses newsmagazine announced today that Sarasota Memorial Hospital has again been named one of Florida's “top hospitals” in the magazine’s second annual nurses' survey of hospital performance.

Voting was open to RNs who evaluated 279 hospitals across Florida in areas that matter most to nurses: quality of care, organizational culture, professional development, communication and nurse retention efforts.

It was the second year in a row that Sarasota Memorial scored top honors in all five categories, earning it a spot on the Readers’ Choice Honor Roll.

"One of our highest priorities is to provide our nurses with the support, structure and resources they need to thrive in this challenging profession they've chosen," said Jan Mauck, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Sarasota Memorial. "Our nurses are the back-bone of this organization – assessing and directing much of the care and impacting patients’ hospital experience. Taking care of them allows them to take better care of our patients."

In the ADVANCE survey, nurses ranked 108 of the 279 hospitals. Sixteen hospitals were honored across five categories. The Readers’ Choice results are featured in today's Florida edition of ADVANCE for Nurses, which reaches 65,400 RNs across Florida.

About Sarasota Memorial
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services. Its 806-bed hospital is Florida’s second largest acute care public hospital. It is the only hospital in the region that has been ranked repeatedly among U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals,” recognized among “America’s Safest Hospitals” by and awarded Magnet Nursing Services Recognition – the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing.

Date Published: October 13, 2008

Media Contact: Kim Savage
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