SMH Comes To Venice

The New Hospital Is A Major Step Forward in Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's Expansion

Sarasota Memorial Hospital–Venice is celebrating its grand opening! 

Located at Laurel and Pinebrook roads, the 365,000 sq. ft., five-story hospital has 110 private patient suites, a 28 bed emergency center, and six surgical suites. It is slated to open this month with more than 700 staff members and 600 physicians representing more than 40 specialties. The new campus is designed to be flexible and expandable. It is hurricane hardened with a seamless connection to SMH’s electronic medical records and information technology, has negative-pressure isolation rooms across the hospital, and a negative-pressure ventilation system to convert a portion or all of the ICU/critical care unit to a pandemic unit if needed.

“We are excited to bring Sarasota Memorial’s high-quality care to the rapidly growing south Sarasota County community,” says SMH Vice President Sharon Roush. “Opening the new hospital in Venice will enhance care to the entire region, while also creating and sustaining jobs and livelihoods for hundreds of people and area businesses.”

SMH-Venice offers a full array of medical and surgical care, including: Cardiology Unit/Catheterization Lab; Critical Care/Intensive Care Unit; Emergency Care; Endoscopy & other procedural areas; Gastroenterology; General/Vascular Surgery; Labor & Delivery/Post-Partum Unit; Laboratory/Diagnostic Testing; Nephrology; Neurology/Neurosurgery; Oncology; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Imaging/Radiology; Urology and more.  

The hospital’s growth will likely continue. In August, the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board approved $113.6 million to construct a third bed tower, which will add 68 more private patient suites. The campus has the ability to more than double, to more than 300 private patient suites, 16 surgical suites and a 50-bed ER. 

2600 Laurel Road E., North Venice. 941.261.9000.


SMH-Venice is hurricane hardened. It has negative-pressure isolation rooms, and its negative-pressure ventilation system can convert a portion or all of the ICU/critical care unit to a pandemic unit if needed.


+ 365,000 square feet

+ five stories

+ 110 private patient suites

+ 28 bed emergency center

+ 6 surgical suites

+ 2 obstetrical surgery suites

+ over 40 specialties

+ 600 doctors 

+ 700 nurses/techs/support staff

+ covered parking garage

+ secure surface parking

+ supports hundreds of jobs

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