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2011 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Kicks Off Local Red Hot Mamas


CLEARWATER, Fla., (May 25, 2011) - Morton Plant Mease Women's Services joins the national group, Red Hot Mamas, to raise awareness of women's health in menopausal years. Morton Plant Mease will kick off their local Red Hot Mamas program on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The workshop runs 9 a.m. to noon at Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium, located at 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Doors open at 8 a.m. for mingling, shopping, massages and refreshments.

Women can expect a fun-filled, informational workshop focusing on menopause issues such as treating symptoms, tackling midlife weight gain and understanding mind and body approach while moving through menopause. Guest speakers include obstetrics/gynecologist Stephanie Van Zandt, MD, life coach Elizabeth Nelson, MA, and wellness educator Cathleen Shears.        

Menopause affects every woman with an estimated 6,500 women entering menopause a day in the United States and we hope with our local program, we shatter the myth that menopause means the end of life is near," said, Marcia Albanese, Morton Plant Mease director of women's and children's services. "The purpose of our local Red Hot Mamas program is to educate women on understanding menopause and empowering women to make better choices for their health, comfort and well-being and to provide a community support group to reach out to."

The event is free and pre-registration is requested (727) 953-6877.  For more information, visit:

About Red Hot Mamas

Red Hot Mamas is a nationally recognized organization that offers information on menopause available at:  Red Hot Mamas also establishes partnerships with hospitals across the country to provide local educational seminars and workshops focusing on education, support, understanding, hope and optimism to help women during menopausal years.   

About Morton Plant Mease

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals - Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient's lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare's family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Hospital-North, St. Joseph's Women's, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at 


Media contacts:

Beth Hardy, (727) 298-6199 Phone, (727) 402-8113 Pager

Denise Moore, (727) 461-8538 Phone, (727) 402-5975 Pager