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2013 Press Releases
Morton Plant Hospital Invites Community To Upcoming Health Seminars
02/07/2013

CLEARWATER, Fla., (February 7, 2013)-- Morton Plant Hospital invites patients with diabetes to learn more about insulin pump therapy and those with ankle and foot pain problems to attend one of the health seminars scheduled at the hospital in March. The free health seminars are held at the Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion on the Morton Plant Hospital campus at 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater.

Insulin Pump Therapy for Diabetes

Wednesday, March 6

10 a.m.

Endocrinologist David Leonard, MD, will discuss how patients with diabetes may benefit from managing the disease with an insulin pump and the various options for insulin pump therapy.

Treatments for Ankle and Foot Pain

Friday, March 8

12:30 p.m.

Join orthopedic surgeon Richard Abdo, MD, to learn more about common foot and ankle conditions and the latest options for treatment.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org

About Morton Plant Hospital

Established in 1916, Morton Plant Hospital is a 687-bed facility. Our commitment to improving the health of everyone we serve is reflected in our community partnerships and many honors. Morton Plant is the only hospital in the United States to have been awarded Top 100 Hospital designations by the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success for a consecutive 13 years. Other hospital honors include: Magnet Designation for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the most prestigious national recognition of excellence in nursing care, “Baby-Friendly” hospital status from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for its efforts to support mothers’ decision to breast feed and received Florida Hospitals Association’s Innovation of the Year in Patient Care award. Morton Plant Hospital is located at 300 Pinellas Street, Clearwater, Fla.  For more information about Morton Plant Hospital, call (727) 953-6877.

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 www.BayCare.org.

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