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2006 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Announces Meeting of Health Care Executives at Morton Plant Hospital
08/24/2006

CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 24, 2006) -The next meeting of the Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (WFLACHE) will be held at Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas Street in Clearwater. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 13 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hal Ziecheck, FACHE, administrator and chief operating officer of Morton Plant has been invited to serve as a speaker during a panel discussion on the topic Developing High Performance Teams. Ziecheck will present strategies to design and implement collaborative work systems for the development of high performance teams to manage dynamic health care environments.

In addition to Ziecheck, the panel will include Nancy Maysilles, chief nursing officer, Community Hospital in New Port Richey and Jack Kolosky, chief financial officer, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The moderator for the event will be Irwin B. Katz, MPH, FACHE, chief executive officer of Technology Access Partners, LLC and regent of WFLACHE.

Today’s workplace calls for the development of high performance work teams to manage dynamic health care environments. Panelists will present strategies to design and implement collaborative work systems. The program will begin with a brief presentation by the moderator, followed by remarks from each of the three panelists. The program will conclude with a question and answer period. This is a great opportunity to earn Category I credits and network with other members. Pricing structure is $25 for members, $50 for non-members who join, $35 for non-members, and $20 for students. To register for the program, please call Patty Welker, executive assistant, Menorah Manor, (727) 302-3701.

The Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives is an independent, officially designated health care executive group of ACHE of west Florida. The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society known for its credentialing and educational programs. The goal of the ACHE is to improve the health status of society by advancing health care leadership and management excellence.

Established in 1916, Morton Plant Hospital is a 687-bed facility. Our commitment to improving the health of everyone we serve is reflected in our community partnerships and many honors. Since 1999 Morton Plant has been awarded 14 Top 100 Hospital designations in the areas of cardiovascular, stroke, orthopaedic and overall care by the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success. Morton Plant also has received the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Primary Stroke Care from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and has partnered with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida, Tampa to provide research and services for cancer patients. In 2003, the hospital was awarded Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the most prestigious national recognition of excellence in nursing care. Morton Plant Hospital is located at 300 Pinellas Street, Clearwater, Fla., (727) 462-7000.

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 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.

Contact: Beth Hardy (727) 298-6199 Phone, (727) 419-4471 Pager or Amy Morrow (727) 461-8538 Phone, (727) 468-7586 Pager

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