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This area of our web site provides the latest news clippings on our hospitals and leading health services. We update these pages frequently, so check back often to read the latest news about BayCare.

BayCare Magnet Helps Save Woman's Life

It's not every day that a piece of mail helps save your life. But that's exactly what happened to Charlene Mixa last spring when the East Lake Woodlands resident received a BayCare magnet explaining heart attack signs and symptoms for men and women. (more)

Panel of BayCare Experts on "Tampa Bay Tomorrow" Radio Show Discuss Flu
As part of BayCare's efforts to educate the community on the importance of influenza vaccinations, a BayCare infectious disease specialist and pharmacist participated in a panel discussion on "Tampa Bay Tomorrow." (more)

New and Expanded Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center Opens
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital opened its new and expanded Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center on December 16, 2013. The hospital has the busiest children's emergency center in the region, and the larger, advanced facility will increase the community's access to the highest levels of pediatric emergency care in the area. (more)

BayCare Outpatient Center (Westchase) Hosts Health-O-Ween on Oct. 21
The free, family-friendly event will include a day of fun autumn activities, as well as an opportunity for health checks. (more)

Winter Haven Hospital and BayCare Health System Finalize Steps to Consolidate, Improve Health Care for Local Communities
Winter Haven Hospital of Polk County and Tampa Bay area-based BayCare Health System have completed all of the steps needed to implement a planned consolidation. (more)

BayCare Leads Health Systems' Continued March Into Suburbs
(Tampa Bay Times © 6/22/13)
Next month, BayCare Health System will open a new physician office building in the corner of southern Hillsborough County. (more)

Boy With ‘Half a Heart’ Brings Story to Capitol Hill
(Carollwood Patch © 6/18/13)
Jaden Velasquez, 4, can play soccer, throw a kick in karate class and even charm a Congressman. Those things are possible today thanks, in part, to the specialty care the Carrollwood youngster received at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (more)

BayCare's New Workplace Clinics Show Industry Shift
(Tampa Bay Business Journal © 6/7/13)
BayCare Health System, one of the largest self-insured employers in the Tampa Bay area, is joining the population health movement with its own employees. (more)

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Announces Kids Are Heroes Winners
During a six-week nomination period, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and neighbors submitted stories highlighting heroic and selfless deeds of nearly 170 children ages 5 to 18 throughout our community. (more)

Olympic champ wins St. Anthony's Triathlon
(Tampa Bay Times © 4/28/13)

Two first-time winners were crowned champions of the 30th Anniversary St. Anthony's Triathlon. Jan Frodeno and Alicia Kaye crossed the finish line on their way to topping one of the largest and best pro fields in the race's history.


Mease Countryside Hospital Wins National Honors
(Tampa Bay Newspapers © 3/21/13)
Mease Countryside Hospital has won two of the top national awards, being named a 100 Top U.S. Hospital and winning an Everest Award, both from the Truven Health Analytics study. (more)

Top Florida Cancer Centers
(Tampa Bay Business Journal © 2/25/13)
The top 25 cancer centers in the State of Florida have been named, and two are BayCare hospitals: Morton Plant Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital.

Spider-Man swoops in to visit kids in St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
(News Channel 10 © 2/21/13)
Eight stories up Thursday, kids from St. Joseph's Children's Hospital -- used to visits from doctor after doctor and nurse after nurse -- got to marvel at their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

For new moms, majestic maternity suites
(My Fox Tampa Bay © 2/20/13)
More mothers are giving birth in hospitals that neither look nor feel like a hospital.

How'd you sleep? Your heart may depend on the answer
(Tampa Bay Times © 2/20/13)
How did you sleep last night?
The answer may say as much about your heart health as do factors such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and whether you smoke or have diabetes.

Health classes, lectures in Pinellas
(Tampa Bay Times © 2/13/13)
Morton Plant Mease's Cancer Patient Support Services invites cancer patients and their families to "The Art of Well-Being," a new creative arts program that focuses on the connection between creativity and health.

More Soothing MRI Option Is A Tradeoff
(Tampa Bay Times © 2/7/13)
Open scan machines, particularly those with lower-strength magnets, yield poorer-quality images than a good practitioner can get with a closed machine.

Student athletes take test after head injuries
(Bay News 9 © 2/3/13)
ImPACT -- Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing: Baycare Health Systems is the one who is offering it.

Hip surgery doesn't stop Clearwater tennis player
(Tampa Bay Newspapers © 1/31/13)
The Morton Plant Hospital patient's anterior hip replacement procedure is unique in Pinellas County and means that muscle was not cut during surgery, one less thing to heal and get back to normal, according to surgeon Dr. Andrew Cooper.

New Suncoast Medical Clinic opens, eye expansion of satellites

(Tampa Bay Business Journal © 1/25/13)

The three-story facility is the result of an affiliation between the hospital and the clinic and typical of some of the partnerships happening in the health care industry as providers focus on patient-centric, lower cost delivery of care.

Mease to host heart health events
(Tampa Bay Newspapers © 1/23/13)
Morton Plant Mease will present two heart health fairs to recognize Heart Health Awareness Month in February.

Early start to allergy season spells more misery
(Tampa Bay Times © 1/19/13)
Morton Plant Mease allergist Dr. Manuel Sher attributes an early allergy season to unseasonably warm weather combined with an active cold and flu season to give many people the sniffles and worse.

Tampa Bay health care adds new services, facilities for 2013
(Tampa Bay Times © 1/2/13)
On the last day of 2012, St. Anthony's Hospital celebrated the opening of a $22 million, three-story clinic for its multi-specialty doctors' group, the Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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