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2013 Press Releases
Community Invited to Upcoming Seminars at Mease Countryside Hospital

Seminars Spotlight Knee Injuries and Sleep Apnea 

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla., (February 15, 2013)-- Mease Countryside Hospital invites anyone in the community with knee injuries or sleep apnea to attend free health seminars in March. The free health seminars are held at Mease Countryside Hospital, located at 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor.

Common Knee Injuries in Runners

Friday, March 8


Join orthopedic surgeon M. Christopher MacLaren, DO, to learn more about the common causes of knee pain, patellofemoral knee syndrome or “runner’s knee” and how it can be treated.

Sleep Apnea and Surgery

Wednesday, March 20

6 p.m.

For sleep apnea patients, pulmonologist Lisa Whims-Squires, DO, will discuss the importance of having vital information to discuss with an anesthesiologist before any surgery and why obstructive sleep apnea presents challenges during surgery.

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

About Mease Countryside Hospital

Mease Countryside Hospital is a 300-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. Mease Countryside has been awarded nine Top 100 Hospital designations in the areas of stroke, orthopaedic, intensive care and overall care by the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success. 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. Mease Countryside’s Primary Stroke Center and Spine Care has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. Mease Countryside Hospital is located at 3231 McMullen Booth Rd., Safety Harbor, Fla., (727) 725-6111.

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