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2002 Press Releases
Morton Plant Hospital's Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center Hosts Fall Festival

CLEARWATER, Fla (October 3, 2002)---Morton Plant Hospital's Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center and the Bardmoor Branch YMCA will host a Fall Festival with free adult and child health screenings on Saturday, October 12, 2002, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and will take place at the Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center located at 8787 Bryan Dairy Road in Largo, Fla.

Free health screenings will be offered, including eye and glaucoma screenings; spinal, hip screenings; youth fitness assessments; foot screenings; hearing screenings; blood pressure and total cholesterol testing and complimentary massages.

Children can participate in such activities as trick-or-treating, face painting, pumpkin decorating, finger casting, moonwalks and visiting with the Morton Plant Mease clowns. Free Kid Care photo I.D.s will also be made for parents.

Health and safety booth demonstrations will include the American Cancer Society, DARE, Peace Keeper, American Red Cross, Better Back Store, Area Agency on Aging, Great Bay Distributors, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical, Joslin Diabetes Center, Florida Department of Insurance and more.

Established in 1916, Morton Plant Hospital is a 687-bed facility dedicated to improving the health of all it serves through community-owned health services that set the standard for high quality, compassionate care. In the May/June 2002 issue of AARP Modern Maturity, Morton Plant Hospital was named one of America's 50 Top Hospitals. For four consecutive years, Morton Plant has been ranked a Solucient Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital.

In 2001, Morton Plant Hospital joined forces with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida, Tampa to provide research and services for cancer patients. Cancer Patient Support Services (CaPPS) was created in 1991 to provide support services for cancer patients and their families from counseling to screenings to educational lectures at no cost. Morton Plant Hospital is located at 300 Pinellas Street, Clearwater, Fla., (727) 462-7000.

The YMCA of the Suncoast, a charitable, non-profit organization, serves more than 52,000 members and program participants through ten branches located in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.

Contact: Phoebe Ochman/Beth Hardy

MPMHC News Bureau

(727) 461-8117 Phone

(727) 468-7586 Pager