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2012 Press Releases
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Hosts Free Diabetes Health Seminar and Screening

Understand the Risk for Developing Diabetes

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (March 6, 2012)- Morton Plant North Bay Hospital invites the community to join internal medicine physician, Marcos Garcia, MD, to learn more about the risks of developing diabetes and ways to reduce the risks with lifestyle changes including physical activity and proper nutrition. Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce or use insulin. An estimated 25 million Americans live with diabetes and up to one-third of American adults will have diabetes by 2050, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes: Are You At Risk?

Tuesday, April 10, Noon

Marcos Garcia, MD, internal medicine

Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center

Free glucose screenings will be offered from 11 a.m. – Noon.  A light lunch will be served. To register for the health seminar and screening, call (727) 953-6877.  

About Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

Established in 1965, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is a 154-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. Morton Plant North Bay is awarded Magnet Designation for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the most prestigious national recognition of excellence in nursing care. Morton Plant North Bay has also received the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Primary Stroke Care from the Joint Commission. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is located at 6600 Madison Street, New Port Richey, Fla.

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 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


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