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2011 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center's Fall Into Good Health Fall Festival Supports Local Schools With Supplies Drive
09/28/2011

TRINITY, Fla., (September 28, 2011) – With the school year in full swing and school supplies already dwindling, Morton Plant Mease Health Care wants to help local area schools replenish their school supplies by holding a supplies donation drive as part of its’ Fall Into Good Health community event on October, 14, 2011, 6- 8:30 p.m., at the Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center at 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd, Trinity, FL, 34655.

Several area schools have already provided their wish lists. Donations will be collected at the Fall Into Good Health event and participants are asked to write down the school’s name on the donated item to ensure the correct school receives the donation. The school with the most people donating items will receive a $500 gift card, compliments of Morton Plant Mease and Staples. All supplies collected will be delivered to each participating school after the event.

“Wish lists” for participating area schools:

Trinity Oaks Elementary School, Trinity: Half-inch white binders, colored copy paper, white copy paper and binder dividers.

Longleaf Elementary School, New Port Richey: Pencils, pencil sharpeners, pocket folders (solid rainbow colors), tissues and clipboards.

Brooker Creek Elementary School, Tarpon Springs: Pencils, erasers, 3-prong pocket folders, composition notebooks and wide-ruled spiral notebooks.

Seven Springs Middle School, New Port Richey: Pencils, tissues, hand sanitizer, wipes and Post-It notes.

East Lake High School, Tarpon Springs: Paper, pens, pencils, tissues and hand sanitizer.

Odessa Christian School, Odessa: Paper, pencils, crayons, scotch tape and glue sticks.

Athenian Academy of Pasco, New Port Richey: Pencils, pens, paper, construction paper and art supplies.

After dropping off school supplies, families can enjoy the event and family activities that include face painting, inflatables, mobile video game bus, pumpkin decorating, bingo games, balloon artists and complimentary snacks and beverages. Morton Plant Mease and St. Joseph’s North will also host a variety of free health screenings, health information, “Ask-A-Physician” booth and outpatient center tours.

For more information on the school supplies donation drive or to pre-register for the Fall Into Good Health event, call (727) 253-4161 or visit mpmhealth.com/fallfest.

About Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center

Established in 1996 in Trinity, Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of Pasco and north Pinellas county residents at one convenient location for comprehensive breast diagnostics, imaging services, outpatient services and physician offices.

The campus features an advanced outpatient surgery and endoscopy center, comprehensive imaging services including the Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center, a BayCare Laboratories Patient Service Center and multiple physician offices. The campus is also home to a three-story medical arts building that offers primary care physicians plus specialists in cardiology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pain management, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, oral maxillofacial surgery, podiatry, otolaryngology, urology, dermatology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology. For more information, visit: www.mpmhealth.com.

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