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2012 Press Releases
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital SHARE Program Focuses on Older Adults Living Healthy

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (October 18, 2012) -- Morton Plant North Bay Hospital continues to offer free health education and resources to the senior community. To promote healthy living and encourage older adults take an active role in managing their health, the SHARE: Seniors Health Awareness Resources and Education health seminars focuses on preventive health care, wellness and safety for seniors. 

The monthly health seminars will include presentations, interactive activities and question and answer sessions. Blood pressure screenings will be provided to participants at each seminar. All seminars will be held at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison Street, New Port Richey, FL.

Wednesday, November 14

10 a.m.

Living Well with Diabetes

Learn more about how diabetes can affect other systems of the body and the importance of  how controlling diabetes can have an impact on overall health, including stress management and prevention. Get more information on food selections and labels, weight loss and chair exercises. Blood glucose screenings will also be offered at this seminar.

Wednesday, December 12

10 a.m.

Valuable Information About Medications

Get valuable information about common medications, side effects, the importance of taking medications at the right time, herbal supplements, and how to dispose of unused medications. 

Wednesday, January 9

10 a.m.

Health Care Decision-Making

Learn more about the definitions of advanced directives, power of attorney and health care surrogate. Understand what a living will is, whether or not an attorney must fill out forms and what is required and legal in Florida and other states when filling out forms.

Wednesday, February 13

10 a.m.

Hypertension to Stroke Prevention

Learn more about heart disease and stroke, common arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, how to prevent heart attacks and stroke, how to live heart healthy and also live with heart disease.

Wednesday, March 13

10 a.m.

Stomach and Colon Health

Learn more about what causes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the types and symptoms of GERD and how to treat it. Understand other diseases of the stomach, tests and screenings including colonoscopy.

Wednesday, April 10

10 a.m.

The Facts About Hip and Knee Replacement

Learn and discover when it’s the right time for hip or knee replacement, surgical procedures, recovery and rehabilitation time.

For more information or to register for a free event and join SHARE, call (727) 940-2779 or visit: Morton Plant Mease Share Program. (Space is limited and seminar topics are subject to change.)

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, FL.

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