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2013 Press Releases
Morton Plant North Bay Hosts Community Health Seminars
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (Sept. 19, 2013) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend free health seminars in October focusing on Medicare Reform, Movement Disorders, and personal emergency response systems. The health seminars will be presented at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers.

Getting the Most Out of Medicare
Wednesday, Oct. 9
10 a.m.
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey

When choosing a Medicare plan, it’s important to consider your current health, financial situation, and family health history. Learn how to select the plan that best suits your needs in this seminar, which is part of the SHARE series.

Innovations in Movement Disorders
Wednesday, Oct. 9
10 a.m.
Spartan Manor, Conference Room, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey

Neurologist Michael Andriola, MD, and neurosurgeon Dean Gobo, MD, will discuss the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, and how they are diagnosed. Discussion will include how the diseases are medically managed and the latest options in surgical treatment, including deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Safety, Security, and Peace of Mind
Monday, Oct. 28
10 a.m.
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are easy to use and offer an extra measure to keep you or your loved one safe and secure when living alone. BayCare Home Care offers personal emergency response systems for a free 60-day trial period in several options to fit your individual needs. All units will be demonstrated and displayed.

Caring for Your Digestive System
Wednesday, Oct. 30
5:30 p.m.
Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center, First Floor Conference Room, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity

Join gastroenterologist Noah DeVicente, MD, for a roundtable discussion about various gastrointestinal upsets, changes, and disorders that can affect your health. There will be an open forum to address common and uncommon conditions, and effective treatment options.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (855) 269-4777, or visit:

About Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
Established in 1965, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is a 154-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. Morton Plant North Bay has received the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Primary Stroke Care from the Joint Commission. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is located at 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey, Fla.

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