March 2013


The Total Discussion - Your Shoulder, Hip and Knee
If you’re a candidate for shoulder, hip or knee replacement surgery, join Sarasota Memorial’s top specialists for a free lecture series (ongoing through March 20) on orthopedic reconstructive surgery, including Total Shoulder, Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement procedures at our Center for Total Joint Replacement.

Light refreshments will be served. Visit our calendar for a full schedule. Space is limited. For information or to reserve a seat, please call (941) 917-7777.

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HealthSquare March '13 Events
Take a moment to relax at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, located in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square. HealthSquare offers free screenings and friendly staff to help answer questions about the hospital and services it provides. We also offer free health programs each month. Upcoming:
• March 2 (10-11 am) Genetic Testing/Birthing Options by OB-GYN Kyle Garner and a nurse midwife.
• March 7 (8:30 am) Wellness Walk Kick Off , a 10-week wellness journey for walkers of all abilities. Enjoy weekly walks in the mall and talks by Sarasota Memorial healthcare professionals.

For more information, browse our online calendar, call 302-4271 or email: healthsquare@smh.com

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Spring Blood Drive
Join us for our Spring 2013 Blood Drive in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium: Saturday, March 9, 7 am-noon; Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 am-4:30 pm; Wednesday, March 13, 10 am-6 pm; and Thursday, March 14, 7:30 am-4:30 pm.

All donors will receive a Biker for Life, Hero for a Lifetime (Harley theme) black t-shirt, an entry into a drawing to win a New Kindle Fire, a wellness check, a cholesterol screening & the opportunity to earn a $25 restaurant gift card.

Call (941) 917-7986 for additional times, dates and locations.

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Stroke Support
Laura McLeroy, registered dietitian with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, will present "Healthy Eating and Stroke Prevention” at Sarasota Memorial's next Stroke Support Group meeting, 10-11:30 am March 13 in Sarasota Memorial Hospital's conference room 4 A&B, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

The group is free and complimentary refreshments and free valet parking is available. For information or to register, please call (941) 917-7048.

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Brain Health & Wellness – Two Part Series
Presented by nationally recognized physician and researcher David V. Habif Jr., 10 am-noon (registration begins at 9:30 am), Sarasota Memorial Hospital first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free to community. Continuing education credits $10.

• March 16 – Environmental Stressors & Their Effect on the Brain
• March 23 – Brain Health & Wellness

Call (941) 953-3477 or visit www.mhcci.com to RSVP.

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18th Annual Giving Hunger the Blues
A benefit for All Faiths Food Bank featuring music, food and kids’ games noon-8 pm Sunday, March 24, Hillview Street, Sarasota.

Admission is $5 for adults. Free parking in Sarasota Memorial’s South Garage off Hillview St. Click here for more information.

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Robotic Surgery: Fewer Stitches, Faster Recovery...More Specialties
As the region’s leading referral center for robotic procedures with 22 surgeons in six specialties, we proudly present a free lecture series (ongoing through April 23) on the latest advances in robotics, including additional procedures performed with our new, next generation da Vinci Si.

Join experts from each of our specialties for their unique insight into robotic technology and why they choose Sarasota Memorial for their patients. Light refreshments will be served.

Visit our calendar for a full schedule. Space is limited. For information or to reserve a seat, please call (941) 917-7777.

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