First Physicians Group
First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is one of the gulf coast’s foremost primary and specialty care groups. With over 170 employed physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 21 sites in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, it is backed by the tradition and strength of Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 829-bed regional medical center, is among the largest public health systems in Florida. With about 5,000 staff, over 900 physicians and 600 volunteers, it is one of Sarasota County’s largest employers. It is a full-service health system, with specialized expertise in heart, vascular, cancer, and neuroscience services, as well as a network of outpatient centers, long-term care and rehabilitation among its many programs. Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital providing obstetrical services, pediatrics, Level II Trauma services and Level III neonatal intensive care in Sarasota County. The hospital received CMS’ highest Five Star rating in October 2016 and continues to be awarded Magnet designation – the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing. Sarasota Memorial also earned prestigious national accolades for its high quality of care, receiving an “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. To learn more, visit www.smh.com.