Sarasota Memorial’s high-quality care is now available in South Sarasota County community. The new hospital and medical campus in Venice provides local residents with the same level of excellent medical and patient care they’ve come to expect from SMH, closer to home.

Now open to patients, this 5-story, 365,000 square foot hospital has 110 private patient suites and the full array of hospital services including, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Intensive Care, Rehab and a comprehensive Labor and Delivery Recovery and Postpartum unit.

In its first six months of operation, the SMH-Venice team managed more than 16,000 visits to its emergency room, admitted roughly 5,200 patients, performed over 1,400 surgeries and delivered more than five dozen babies. With higher than anticipated volumes since opening, planning began to add a third patient care tower to the Venice campus. Pre-construction work is underway on the $113 million expansion, which will add 68 more private patient suites by early 2024 pending design and permitting approvals.

The 65-acre Laurel Road campus was designed to be flexible and expandable without impacting current operations. In future phases, SMH-Venice has the capacity to more than double in size, to 400 private inpatient suites, 16 surgical suites and a 50-bed ER.

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation is Sarasota Memorial’s philanthropic partner and is reaching out to the local community to get involved with the SMH-Venice. A gift to the Healthcare Foundation will further programs, services, and facilities at the new hospital.

To learn more about SMH-Venice or available naming opportunities, please call 941.917.1286

SMH-Venice Expansion


Through the support of our donors, the Healthcare Foundation is able to provide support where it is needed most. We are currently focusing on three major initiatives.