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2009 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Health Care’s Madonna Ptak Rehabilitation Center Awarded
CLEARWATER, Fla., (June 30, 2009)—The Madonna Ptak Rehabilitation Center (Rehab Center) is a recipient of the 2009 Step II National Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

The award is presented to long term health care facilities that have demonstrated a continuous commitment to quality for their patients and residents, and overall organizational effectiveness. “The Rehab Center has a very positive and longstanding reputation in this community. This award is one more illustration of the values and abilities the staff and management practice on a daily basis. We are very proud Madonna Ptak Rehabilitation is part of the Morton Plant Mease Health Care team,” said Glenn Waters, president of Morton Plant Mease Health Care.

The award program is a three-tired system. The Rehab Center received the Step I award in 2006. Of the 215 nursing and assisted living facilities that applied nationally this year for the Step II award, 26 met the strict criteria to receive the recognition.

AHCA/NCAL is a trade organization comprise of 11,000 members. The award program supports the principles to cultivate and nourish an environment of continuous quality improvement, openness and leadership.

The Madonna Ptak Rehabilitation Center is located on the campus of Morton Plant Hospital. 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.