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Women in Philanthropy

With a mission to inspire and empower women to fulfill their philanthropic potential by improving the quality of health care in our community, more than 150 women gather annually to collectively decide where their giving will be used within the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease. Clearwater Chapter members pledge $1,000 annually, for a period of two years, while members of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital pledge $500 for the same two year period.

2017 Women in Philanthropy Awards

Palliative Care Program

$50,000 (Pinellas Chapter)

This program focuses on preventing and relieving suffering and on supporting the best possible quality of life for patients and their families facing serious illness. The palliative care team may include specialized physicians, nurses, professional counselors and chaplains working together with the patient, family and caregivers. So far this year, our Palliative Care team has seen more than 3,500 individuals.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Remote Viewing

$60,000 (Pinellas Chapter)

This two-way camera system allows parents to view their baby, ensuring parents can bond with their child even when separated due to illness, work, or caring for other children. Physician exams can be observed and parents can communicate with the doctor too. Bonding in the first few weeks of life is crucial to the normal growth and development of the child and helps shorten the overall length of stay in the NICU.

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Mease Countryside Pediatric Emergency Department

$25,000 (Pinellas Chapter)

Mease Countryside Hospital is expanding its pediatric services in the Emergency Department to meet the growing number of pediatric patients served daily. In fact, over 20% of the patient population served at their ED are children. This grant will provide pediatric friendly equipment that will create a soothing and supportive place for children and their families to help alleviate the potential fear of coming to the hospital.

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2016 Women in Philanthropy Awards

Clearwater Free Clinic: Medication Program

$25,000 (Pinellas Chapter)

The Clearwater Free Clinic provides problem oriented health care to low-income uninsured residents of upper Pinellas County with office visits, medications, lab work, x-rays, and specialty referrals. The Clinic’s Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Medications Programs provide an additional 4,500 adult and pediatric appointments each year to improve medical outcomes and prevent lengthy hospitalizations.

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Homeless Empowerment Program: Patient Navigator

$25,000 (Pinellas Chapter)

Homeless people have poorer physical health and behavioral health than the general public and have problems obtaining suitable care. Funding will be used to support a full-time Patient Navigator at the Homeless Empowerment Program who will assist individuals with severe behavioral health and substance use problems in seeking timely evaluation, assessment, medication management and follow-up care.

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Dr. George Morris Earn as You Learn Program

$100,000 (Pinellas Chapter)

Research continues to show that the national nursing shortage is projected to continue growing, especially in the South and West. This shortage will impact Florida dramatically. The Dr. George Morris Earn as You Learn program was established to attract and retain quality nurses at our hospitals by providing a scholarship to help them better focus of making their dream of becoming a nurse a reality.

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Community Dental Health Program at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

$13,600 (Pasco Chapter)

Through the financial screening process conducted by the hospital’s Community Dental Health Program, our patients and Pasco County residents with low income could qualify to receive financial assistance to offset the cost of preventative dental care (cleanings, x-rays, etc.). In addition, preventive care will drastically reduce repeat ER visits and impending health problems due to lack of dental care.

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2015 Women in Philanthropy Awards

Medical Overlay Team at Homeless Emergency Project

$25,000

Homeless people have poorer physical health and behavioral health than the general public and have problems obtaining suitable care. Last year, Morton Plant Hospital’s Medical Overlay Team at HEP provided assessment, crisis intervention, case management and treatment that saved our hospitals more than $1.8 million in avoidable Emergency Room visits.

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Dr. George Morris Earn as You Learn Program

$100,000

The Dr. George Morris Earn as You Learn Nursing Education Programs were established to attract and retain quality nurses at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease. This program provides a stipend for nursing students to relieve pressures created by the need to work full‐time, go to school, and provide for their families. Many are single parents whose life situations preclude them from making their dream of becoming a nurse a reality.

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Indigent Funding Program at Morton Plant Mease

$25,000

As a Medicare licensed health care system, Morton Plant Mease is required to provide a safe discharge for all our patients, regardless of payer source or available resources. Due to governmental cuts and other economic factors, community health care resources have declined significantly over the past years, while the volume of uninsured/underinsured patients at our hospitals has continued to increase.

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2014 Women in Philanthropy Awards

"Pathways" Behavioral Health Program

$100,000

Access to triage, screening, intervention and treatment for mental illness and addiction in our community is rarely coordinated in the right place at the right time by the right providers. Pathways walks with patients and their families on their journey through the maze of mental illness and addiction, connecting them with urgent and routine clinical resources in Tampa Bay and beyond.

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Palliative Care Program

$50,000

Palliative care is medical and spiritual care focused on relief of the pain, suffering and stress of advanced or chronic illness that cannot be cured. The Program is a collaboration effort between Morton Plant Mease and two local hospice organizations and includes emotional, social and spiritual support for the patient and caregiver. The team works together with the patient, family and the patient’s physician to offer hope, empowerment and the highest quality of care.

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2013 Women in Philanthropy Awards

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"Pathways" Behavioral Health Program

$75,000
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Palliative Care Program

$50,000
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Cancer Patient Support Services (CaPSS)

$25,000
 

2012 Women in Philanthropy Awards

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Clearwater Free Clinic

$75,000
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Cardiac Surgery Navigator

$50,000
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Nursing Scholarships

$20,000
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Clinical Pastoral Education

$20,000
 

2011 Women in Philanthropy Awards

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Clearwater Free Clinic

$75,000
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Gestational Diabetes Program

$30,000
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Volunteer Nurse Program

$24,000
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Ptak Alzheimer's & Memory Disorders Clinic

$20,000
 

2010 Women in Philanthropy Awards

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Turley Indigent Diabetic Follow-up Care

$75,000
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Doyle Women's Health Initiative

$50,000
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Molecular Oncology Testing

$50,000
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Indigent Prescription Program

$15,000
 

2009 Women in Philanthropy Awards

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Turley Indigent Diabetic Follow-up Care

$50,000
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Dr. Peter W. Blumencranz Chair

$50,000
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Indigent Prescription Program

$40,000
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Volunteer Nurse Program Pilot

$25,000
 

Other Women in Philanthropy awards over the years:

2008 Awards:

– Caregiving Youth Project of Pinellas ~ $50,000

– S.M.I.L.E. Program ~ $45,000

– Physical Therapist Assistant ‘EAYL’ Program ~ $15,000

2007 Awards:

– Bobbie Marks Gynecological Cancer Program ~ $75,000

– Lung Cancer Screening Program ~ $11,000

– YWCA Child Care Center ~ $30,000

Morton Plant North Bay 2007 Awards:

– Vascular Program ~ $16,000

– Emergency Room Equipment ~ $11,500

2006 Awards: 

– Breast MRI ~ $50,000

2005 Awards:

– Earn As You Learn Faculty Partnership ~ $50,000

2004 Awards:

– Dr. George Morris Earn as You Learn Nursing Program ~ $25,000

– Clearwater Free Clinic ~ $25,000

For more information on Women in Philanthropy, please call the MPM Foundation at 727-462-7036.

Transforming Health Care Through Philanthropy


For nearly 40 years, Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation has provided philanthropic support to the not-for-profit hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care, including Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. The close connection between the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease and their neighbors reveal a unique spirit of giving – a relationship characterized by people caring for the hospitals that care for them.

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