SARASOTA, Fla. (April 23, 2014) – Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. has received a $2 million grant from the Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation which will name the Cardiac Acute Care (8th) Floor and Cardiac Progressive Care (7th) Floor in Sarasota Memorial’s Courtyard Tower. The floors include 56 private rooms, 16 semi-private rooms, two consultation rooms, two classrooms, two family lounges with playrooms, 2 central nurse stations, four small nurse stations, two art alcoves, and four staff lounges. The new floors contain the latest technology while being designed for maximum comfort and convenience for patients and their families. It is estimated that approximately 4,000 cardiac patients will be treated annually and the demand for these services will continue to grow.
The Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation grants to support cardiac care for the community total nearly $4.5 million. In addition to the Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Cardiac Acute Care Floor and the Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Cardiac Progressive Care Floor, there is the Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Cardiac Catheterization Suite dedicated in 2012 on the second floor of the hospital.
Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff and her husband Harry Sudakoff were devoted to providing the community with the best cardiac care available since 1975, and their efforts continue through their foundations.
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the delivery of healthcare for the Sarasota area through the acquisition and utilization of philanthropic funds. Since 1976, the Foundation has awarded $54 million to support patient care, research, education, state-of-the-art medical technology, and facilities.