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2014 Press Releases
BayCare Health System’s Wellness Buses Are Rolling for Heart Month
Free Healthy Heart Screenings and Heart Health Awareness Event

CLEARWATER, Fla., (January 8, 2014) - BayCare Health System encourages the community to get on the road to a healthy heart in the New Year and will offer heart health screenings in communities across the Tampa Bay area and Winter Haven. Starting in February to recognize heart health awareness month, a BayCare wellness bus will be at several neighborhood hospitals and outpatient centers to offer free health screenings that include blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and Body Mass Index (BMI). Participants will get an overall snapshot of their heart health and tips for living a healthier life from BayCare’s heart health experts.

The Road to a Healthy Heart events:
Saturday, Feb. 8: South Florida Baptist Hospital – Plant City, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
301 N. Alexander St, Plant City, FL

Thursday, Feb. 13: Bardmoor Outpatient Center Medical Arts Building – Largo, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 8839 Bryan Dairy Rd., Largo, FL

Friday, Feb. 14: BayCare Outpatient Center – Westchase, Tampa, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
12780 Race Track Rd., Tampa, FL

Saturday, Feb. 15: St. Joseph’s Hospital-North – Lutz, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
4211 Van Dyke Rd., Lutz, FL

Saturday, Feb. 15: Winter Haven Hospital – Winter Haven, 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.,
200 Avenue F NE, Winter Haven, FL

Saturday, Feb. 22: St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, Physician Office Building – Riverview, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 10141 Big Bend Rd., Riverview, FL

Saturday, March 1: Morton Plant North Bay Medical Arts Building – New Port Richey, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 6633 Forest Ave, New Port Richey, FL

Saturday, March 8: St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center Carillon – St. Petersburg, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Petersburg, FL, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL

Saturday, March 15: St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Arts Building – Tampa, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
3003 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL

Registration is required. To register, please call (855) 546-6304.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for Americans and claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. About 83.6 million Americans are living with some form of heart disease or after-effects of stroke. Heart disease accounts for 1 in 6 deaths in the U.S.

BayCare Health System also offers a free online heart health risk assessment for community members to learn more about their risk of developing heart disease. The online health assessment can be found at:

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


Beth Hardy
(727) 298-6199 Phone
(727) 402-5975 Pager
Lisa Patterson
(813) 554-8134 Phone
(813) 227-3430 Pager