Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals Named Best Hospital Workplaces by FHA

CLEARWATER, Fla., (October 31, 2016) -- Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital were named the Best Hospital Workplaces at the Florida Hospital Association’s (FHA) Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Award, marking the first time a health system has had two hospitals win both awards.

Mease Countryside received the Best Hospital Workplace award for hospitals with more than 150 beds, while Mease Dunedin received it for hospitals with less than 150 beds.

In recognizing the hospitals, FHA noted their numerous programs to support team members including team incentives, tuition and scholarship programs, clinical and career development, internships and annual team member excellence awards.

“We are honored to be recognized as the Best Hospital Workplace,” said Lou Galdieri, president, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin hospitals. “We as leadership have developed the programs and initiatives, but this award really pays tribute to our amazing team members who have internalized our values and embraced a quality way of work throughout our hospitals.”

FHA’s Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Awards pays tribute to hospitals and individuals in the areas of innovative care, strong workplaces and community contributions.  Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin were two of the 11 caregivers or hospitals that were recognized. They are a part of the BayCare Health System, which Forbes has ranked as one of “America’s Best Employers” for two consecutive years.

About Mease Dunedin Hospital
Established in 1937, Mease Dunedin Hospital is a 143-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designated Mease Dunedin as a Bariatric Surgical Center. The hospital also received the EPA’s ENERGY STAR award for superior energy efficiency and the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Spine Care. It is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.  Mease Dunedin Hospital is located at 601 Main St., Dunedin, Fla. For more information about Mease Dunedin, call (727) 733-1111 or visit www.baycare.org/mdh.

About Mease Countryside Hospital

Mease Countryside Hospital is a 311-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. Mease Countryside has been awarded a total of 12 Top 100 Hospital designations in the areas of stroke, orthopedic, intensive care and overall care by the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success. Mease Countryside Hospital has also been designated as a “Baby-Friendly” Hospital by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in recognition of its ability to offer breastfeeding mothers the information, skills and support needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.  The hospital’s Primary Stroke Center and Spine Care has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. Mease Countryside Hospital is located at 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor, Fla. For more information about Mease Countryside Hospital, go to www.baycare.org/mch.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org