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2012 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Invites Community to Heart Health Seminars

CLEARWATER, Fla., (January 12, 2012) – Morton Plant Mease recognizes Heart Health Awareness Month in February with several free community health seminars to help raise awareness and provide education of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, claiming 865,000 lives a year. Morton Plant Mease cardiologists will discuss heart health topics including prevention of a heart attack, peripheral arterial disease and cardiac supplements.

Community health seminars dates and locations are as follows:

February 2, 2012, Noon: How to Prevent a Heart Attack?

Van Q. Nguyen, MD, cardiologist, will discuss simple steps to get heart healthy and help prevent a heart attack.

Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, 3231 McMullen Booth Rd., Safety Harbor

February 10, 2012, Noon: An Underdiagnosed Condition: Peripheral Arterial Disease

Merrill Krolick, DO, cardiologist, will discuss Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and how a simple test can determine if someone suffers from it and new treatments for PAD.

Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Room A & B., 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

February 20, 2012, Noon: Facts vs. Fiction About Over-The-Counter Cardiac Supplements

Wayne Cheng, MD, cardiologist, will provide an informative seminar deciphering facts versus fiction about over the counter cardiac supplements.

Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-5, 3231 McMullen Booth Rd., Safety Harbor

Space for the community health seminars are limited. For information, or reservations, call (727) 953-6877 or go to

About Morton Plant Mease Health Care

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease’s heart care is nationally recognized with Morton Plant Hospital on Thomson Reuters Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals list for 13 consecutive years in a row. 

Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Comprised 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


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