Sarasota Memorial Health Care System offers Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care. With its flagship, 901-bed, acute-care hospital in Sarasota and the new 110-bed SMH-Venice hospital, the health system has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s largest, and best, with superior patient outcomes, advanced specialties and a range of preventive screening, diagnostic and post-acute services. Sarasota Memorial aims to offer our community the highest-quality healthcare and best patient experience in the nation.

Here are a few of the many accomplishments that recognize our focus on your care.


Highest 5-Star rating from Medicare for quality and safety, 2022
Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital in Florida to have consistently earned the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s highest 5-star rating for overall quality and safety since the rating system launched in 2016.

Named among Top 100 Hospitals in U.S., 2022
Sarasota Memorial is one of the 100 Top Hospitals and among the 40 Top Teaching Hospitals, in the U.S., named by Merative/Fortune (formerly IBM Watson Health) in 2022. The Top 100 Hospitals outperformed peer-group hospitals on all evaluated clinical and operational performance benchmarks.

“A” Grade for Patient Safety, 2022
Sarasota Memorial Hospital has received consecutive “A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group — a national organization that evaluates hospitals’ efforts to protect patients from preventable injuries and harm — since SMH began participating in Leapfrog’s survey in 2016.

U.S. News High Performer, 2022-2023
Earned top ratings in 15 procedures and conditions evaluated in U.S. News‘ “Best Hospitals” study. Evaluated procedures and conditions included hip replacement and knee replacement.

Named among the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek, 2022
Sarasota Memorial Hospital was named one of the World’s Best Hospitals in a 2022 global ranking of hospitals compiled by Newsweek magazine, in collaboration with global market research and consumer data company Statista Inc. 

Named among the U.S.’s “Most Wired” hospitals, 2021
Sarasota Memorial was named one of the CHIME’s (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) 2021 “Most Wired” tech-savvy hospitals in the nation for pioneering IT systems that promote security and safety.

Excellence in Rehabilitation
U.S. News “Top 50 Best Hospitals in America” for specialized rehabilitation for people recovering from series injuries and debilitating diseases, 2022-2023.

SMH is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF) for Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Specialty Stroke programs.

Excellence in Nursing
Sarasota Memorial has Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the most prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.

Sarasota Memorial is recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System.

SMH is accredited by The Joint Commission for top-quality, safe care.

World-class Orthopedic Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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