September 02, 2020
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is named Large Business of the Year by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented today in a virtual ceremony celebrating the impact businesses make in Sarasota County. Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, accepted the award on behalf of the almost 800 caregivers who work at the hospital saying, "This recognition means a great deal to us, especially this year. For the past six months, there have been challenges, surges, and some dark moments but our caregivers remain committed to serving our patients and community. They are the heroes and they are why this is possible."
The large business award from the chamber recognizes businesses with 150 employees or more. Doctors Hospital has approximately 300 physicians with privileges, 800 caregivers, and 200 volunteers. Last year the hospital treated more than 68,000 patients and contributed more than $61-million to the local economy with salaries, wages, and benefits.