Morton Plant Mease Invites Community to February Health Seminars

January 06, 2015

Topics Include Sleep, Alzheimer’s, and Women and Heart Disease 

CLEARWATER, Fla., (January 6, 2014) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in February focusing on Alzheimer’s caregivers, and women and heart disease. The monthly seminars are free to the public and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County. 

Snoozing to Better Health
Thursday, Feb. 5
10 a.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor
A certified diabetes educator will discuss the importance of sleep in relation to diabetes management and overall wellness.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training
Friday, February 13
8 a.m.
Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Ste. 114,430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater
This five-hour course covers Alzheimer's disease, behavior management, driving and dementia, and communication strategies.

Women and Heart Disease
Wednesday, February 18
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Ave., Clearwater
As Part of our Ladies Day/Night Out series, Ann Murphy-Hough, RN, will discuss the importance of knowing your numbers and the signs of heart disease in women.

Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
Monday, February 23
Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater
Join clinical electrophysiologist AJ Moondra, MD, to learn about the heart's rhythm patterns and AFIB risk factors, detection and new treatment options.
Peripheral Vascular Disease: A Big Pain in the Leg
Friday, February 27
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor
If your leg hurts when walking, you could have PVD. Cardiologist Parag Patel, MD, will discuss its symptoms, risks and treatments.

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

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 11 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, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at