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2002 Press Releases
Morton Plant Hospital Appoints New Director of Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Services
01/06/2005

CLEARWATER, Fla. (February 25, 2002)---Morton Plant Hospital recently appointed A. Candace Tillquist, M.A., Ph.D., as its new orthopaedic and neuroscience services development director, responsible for overseeing the program development and growth of the hospital's orthopaedic and neuroscience programs. She will also coordinate the outpatient and inpatient elements of the service.

"With more than 12 years in the health care industry, Candace is well-versed in the clinical and business aspects of developing specialty areas," said Hal Ziecheck, chief operating officer for Morton Plant Hospital. "She will be instrumental in developing and launching new hospital programs and services related to orthopaedics and neuroscience."

Before joining Morton Plant Hospital, Tillquist served as director of the orthopaedic and neuroscience programs at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. She was actively involved in the planning and implementation of the Southwest Ambulatory Center of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, which brought outpatient surgical services to the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis.

Established in 1916, Morton Plant Hospital is a 687-bed facility dedicated to improving the health of all it serves through community-owned health services that set the standard for high quality, compassionate care. Named a Solucient Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital for the fourth consecutive year in 2001, Morton Plant Hospital has more than 50 specialty areas of service including cancer treatment, cardiovascular medicine, behavioral health, neurosciences, emergency care, surgery services, women's health, rehabilitation and orthopaedics. Morton Plant Hospital is located at 300 Pinellas Street, Clearwater, Fla., (727) 462-7000.

Contact: Phoebe Ochman/Beth Hardy

MPMHC News Bureau

727 / 461-8117 Phone

727 / 468-7586 Pager

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