First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is one of the gulf coast’s foremost primary and specialty care groups. With over 260 employed physicians and advanced practice providers in 29 different specialties and 42 practice locations in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. It is backed by the tradition and strength of Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 839-bed regional medical center, is among the largest public health systems in Florida. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. With 6,000 employees, 1,400 physicians and 750 volunteers, it is one of Sarasota County's largest employers. It is a full-service health system, with specialized expertise in gastroenterology, heart, vascular, cancer, and neuroscience services, as well as a network of outpatient centers, long-term care and rehabilitation among its many programs. The hospital has been awarded Magnet Nursing designation four times – the nation's highest honor for excellence in nursing.