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Personal Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) went into effect April 14, 2003. The privacy component puts you in charge of who sees your personal information. Learn more about the SMH PHO privacy practices:

Notice of Privacy Practices

Notice to All Users

No portion of this website may be used or disseminated without the express written permission of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Physician Hospital Organization. Copyright 2009.

Information Collection and Use

The Sarasota Memorial Hospital Physician Hospital Organization is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. The SMH PHO collects information strictly for the purposes of membership in the organization. The SMH PHO will not sell, share or rent this information to others, with the exception of commercial insurance carriers and third party payors who have Business Associate Agreements with the SMH PHO and for the purposes of contracting and claims reimbursement. Files or information are not supplied to any unauthorized individuals.

All employees of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System have a duty to faithfully adhere to the highest standards and conduct in their respect for the rights of privacy of others and the confidentiality of information gained in the pursuit of their professional duties.

Electronic Communication

Under Florida Law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to public records request, do not send electronic e-mail to this entity. Instead please submit your information to

Sarasota Memorial Physician-Hospital Organization
1700 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Phone (941)-917-6625
Fax (941)-917-6274


Registration is required for this website if the user will be accessing information and documents pertaining to providers and contractual information. There are minimal items available for unregistered users to view.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on this site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates.

Log Files

The SMH PHO does not use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website. This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Physician Hospital Organization is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Users should be aware and read the privacy statements of other sites that collect personally identifiable information when they leave this site.

Supplementation of Information

In order for this website to properly fulfill its obligations to the members, it is necessary to supplement the information received by the organization with information from third party sources.

Notification of Changes

If the privacy policy changes, the changes will be posted on the home page so that users are always aware of the information collected, how it is used and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed. If at any point it is decided to user personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, users will be notified by e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not their information will be used by the organization in a different manner. Information will be used in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

SMH PHO Privacy Statement

If you feel that this organization is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, contact the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Physician Hospital Organization by email at: webmaster@smhpho.org

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