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2011 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease's Women's Wellness Day Offers Free Event to Achieve a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

CLEARWATER, Fla., (December 15, 2011) – Ring in the new year with a new you. Morton Plant Mease hosts a day dedicated to women’s health providing free health screenings, life-coaching tips, chair massages and health presentations. 

Women’s Wellness Day: New Year - New YOU will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Cheek-Powell Wellness Center located at 455 Pinellas Street in Clearwater.  

8 – 9:15 a.m.: Registration/Free Health Screenings: Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure 

9:15 -10 a.m.: For Your Mind: Set a New Year’s Resolution and Stick to It, Elizabeth Nelson, MA, certified Life-Coach

10:15 – 11 a.m.: For Your Body: Make Getting Fit, Fit Into Your Life, JeanMarie Scordino, M, Ed, ACSM, Certified Personal Trainer

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: For Your Body: Get Informed at “Lunch with the Doctors.”  

Barbara Bourland, MD, radiologist (women’s breast health)

Vanessa Lucarella, MD, cardiologist (women’s heart care)

Michelle Zetoony, DO, pulmonologist (sleep disorders and women)

Kathleen Allen, MD, surgical oncologist (breast cancer prevention and treatments)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: For Your Spirit: Empower the New You, Julia Balzer Riley, RN, MN, AHN-BC, REACE

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.: For Your Spirit: Breathe and Meditate Your Way to Change with Chair Yoga, Marcia Albanese, RN, MPH, HN-BC, yoga teacher 

To pre-register for the event, call: (727) 940-2776.

About Morton Plant Mease

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.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed 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 195 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


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