^pBy LIZ HARDAWAY
NORTH PORT — Less than 24 hours after the Florida Legislature removed the need for communities to obtain a certificate of need before building a hospital, the bill was reported headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.
VENICE — Sarasota Memorial Hospital breaks ground for its Venice facility today, a step in its decades-long effort to have a hospital in the city.
NORTH PORT — Recent rumors the Sarasota County Health Department in North Port was closing worried some patients about losing primary care doctors and low-cost prescriptions.
SARASOTA — Unmentioned during the Sarasota County commissioners’ budget discussions in 2018 and 2017 was a ticking time bomb that could put the county’s careful budget preparations in disarray.
SARASOTA — A few weeks after the Sarasota County Department of Health disclosed four children in its region suffering from measles, studies suggest an easy vaccine to protect kids from such illnesses are being ignored.