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2010 Press Releases
Morton Plant Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory Receives Three Year Re-Accreditation
06/30/2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. (June 30, 2010) – The Morton Plant Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory has received a full three year re-accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).

The ICAEL, a non-profit organization, was established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE) to provide a peer review mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations by a process of voluntary accreditation.

Morton Plant was granted accreditation after participating in the voluntary process. Accreditation status signifies that the hospital’s echocardiography laboratory has been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes the laboratory’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease. Morton Plant’s laboratory is one of a growing number of echocardiography laboratories to be recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing.

For more information on Morton Plant Hospital’s Echocardiography Laboratory, please call (727) 953-6877.

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 all 11 years. Morton Plant also has partnered with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida, Tampa to provide research and services for cancer patients. In 2008, the hospital was awarded Magnet Designation for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the most prestigious national recognition of excellence in nursing care. Morton Plant Hospital is located at 300 Pinellas Street, Clearwater, Fla.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is the largest community-based health system in the region, providing expert medical care for a patient’s lifetime. Composed of hospitals and numerous affiliated services, the system connects patients to a complete range of services throughout the Tampa Bay area. Together, BayCare organizations seek to advance the health of their patients and their communities.

Member 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 Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital North and South Florida Baptist. On the web: www.baycare.org.

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