EdExploreSRQ Interactive Career Exploration Series #1: “So You Want to Explore Careers in a Hospital?!”

                        “SMH recognized as a TOP PERFORMER in U.S. News Best Hospitals Report!”


To provide health care services that excel in caring, quality and innovation.


Our community will be served by the best health care system in America. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System will be the best place to be a patient, the best place to work and the best place to practice medicine. Our extraordinary people, our innovative clinical technology, and our effective use of information systems will set us apart.


            They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou




-Caring and Compassion

-Excellence and professionalism

-Teamwork and trust

-Mutual Respect and recognition

-Accountable and ethical behavior


      “You treat a disease (sometimes) you win, (sometimes) you lose. 

          You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win no matter what the outcome.”  ~ Patch Adams


  Program Diversity includes:

     -Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency: provides state-of-the-art facilities and technology, patient safety simulation lab and research center; inpatient and outpatient medical experiences, research, and leadership opportunities.)

     -Nurse Residency Program:  provides education and clinical training to promote progression from academia to acute care setting; and, engages nurses to develop interpersonal skills that allow collaborative relationships

     -Pharmacy Residency Program: Upon completion of the residency, numerous students have continued working at SMH. The rest have accepted clinical pharmacist positions at other institutions or pursued fellowships and specialty residencies.


Awards and Honors include:

     – Truven Health Top 100 Hospitals (in the nation)

     – 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award  

     – BetterDoctor #1 Rank for Heart Attack Care

     – U.S. EPA Energy Star Certified Building

     – HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award – 2016




About the EdExploreSRQ Interactive Career Exploration Series: 

  The Education Foundation and EdExploreSRQ partners have created this series to expand EdExploreSRQ by providing career exploration experiential field trips to middle school students whose career interests can be aligned with education programs in high school and beyond. “Providing interactive career exploration activities in high school may be too late. This early engagement is a key to helping students who are transitioning into high school to define their future” (ACT, 2015). After all, as quoted by America’s Promise Alliance, how do we expect young people to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about? Those dreams can include all types of careers, but only if students are aware of their existence. Such awareness not only benefits students but also benefits communities seeking a trained “home-grown” workforce. This initiative is in direct alignment with the Sarasota’s Chamber’s “STATE of JOBS” and “TALENT4TOMORROW & WORKFORCE” pillars!


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Explorations Contact: Blanca Diaz

Phone: 941-927-0965

Email: BDiaz@edfoundationsrq.org

Website: http://www.smh.com/

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