2013 Funded Programs

Annie Miller Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to LPNs who are seeking their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree

Breast Health Program
Provides funding for diagnosis and treatment of uninsured women with breast cancer

Cancer Patient Support Services (CaPSS)
Provides a variety of free educational and support services to help cancer survivors and their families deal more effectively with their emotional distress

Certified Diabetes Educators
Focus on key behaviors that promote successful self-management such as healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, healthy coping and reducing risks

Clearwater Free Clinic 
Provides Clinic with a full-time Family Practice ARNP that has increased the available adult and pediatric appointments by 4,500 per year. Also supports the Clinic's Medication Program

Clinical Ethics Program
Ethics consultant advises MPM ethics committee and provides direction on the overall structure of the ethics program

Diabetes Education Center Program
Provides low income, uninsured and underinsured populations with a system of care through comprehensive diabetes self-management education and training services

Dr. George Morris Earn As You Learn Nurse Programs
Addresses the acute nursing shortage by providing nurses an hourly “stipend,” which acts as a salary for the student while in school

Eleanor Thompson Nursing Assistant School
There is a strong need for quality nursing assistants and with the donation from the late Eleanor Thompson, MPM has started a school that recruits the best

Excellence in Spirituality
Provides support for the CARE Channel, Clinical Pastoral Education program and Bereavement Follow-up program

Faith Community Nursing
The intentional integration of the practice of faith with the practice of nursing through the faith community nurse

Family Residency Program
Provides physician education and clinical training to 25 residents at the Turley Family Health Center

Gestational Diabetes Program  
Provides women with meter training, medical nutrition therapy, and pattern management to promote target glucose values throughout their pregnancy

Good Samaritans Health Clinic of Pasco
Provides support for a Nurse Practitioner at the Good Samaritans Health Clinic less than a mile away from Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

Homeless Emergency Project (HEP)
Supports an outreach team, comprised of two LPNs and a psychiatric ARNP, who provide services for a population of approximately 400 HEP clients

Indigent Prescription Program
This grant allows patients access to a one-time only, 10-day supply of needed medications on an annual basis

Joan Clow Seminar Fund
Pays for registration, travel, hotel and food expenses for six nurses at a national conference in their area of specialty

Katherine T. Smith Scholarship
Scholarships for RNs who are pursuing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees

La Clinica Guadalupana
Grant supports a bilingual nurse practitioner on staff at La Clinica, which increases their ability to respond appropriately to the health care needs of their patients
 
Lois Odence Scholarship
Scholarship program helps our nurses pay for additional expenses such as child care, transportation, etc.

Lung Center
Offers valuable services to the community - including smoking cessation, asthma management, support groups, and pulmonary rehabilitation

Madonna Ptak Alzheimer’s Research Center    
Provides Madonna Ptak Center for Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss with the latest medication options and research trial opportunities for memory disorders

Palliative Care Services
Focuses on meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hospitalized patients near end of life

Physical Therapist Assistant Earn As You Learn
This program funds scholastic and practical education in the physical therapy field. 

Single Parent Network
Provides clothing, shoes and supplies for school, a field trip and a holiday celebration for our single parents and their children

Stress Management Initiative and Life Enhancement (S.M.I.L.E.)          
Provides stress management tools to the team members of Morton Plant Mease Health Care

Turley Indigent Diabetic After Care
Provides follow-up care at the Turley Family Health Center for indigent patients with diabetes discharged from Morton Plant Hospital

Turley Residency Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
The program provides musculoskeletal specialty services to approximately 500 patient visits per year

Turley Residency Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
The MPM Family Medicine Residency, in conjunction with the University of South Florida, developed an ACGME accredited Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Unfunded Transportation
Provides free rides home for patients who cannot afford an ambulance

Volunteer Nurse Program
Program provides a pathway for retired nurses, or those taking a break in their career, to stay in their profession and continue their passion for nursing

Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center
Community outreach partnership through Morton Plant Hospital, Willa Carson provides health care to the uninsured and underserved children and families of Pinellas County.

WOW Team Awards
Team member recognition award program for physicians, nurses and team members

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