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Morton Plant Hospital building an outpatient center

outpatient center to rise on campus of morton plant

Morton Plant Hospital broke ground Tuesday on its new Axelrod Pavilion, an outpatient center.

"By creating a new outpatient center on the Morton Plant Hospital campus, we will be able to better centralize certain imaging and diagnostic procedures while providing more space for our comprehensive breast health services," said hospital Chief Operating Officer Hal Ziecheck.

Construction is slated to be complete in May 2011.

The 103,500-square-foot, four-story building will house an expanded Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center, which provides expedited diagnostic breast imaging and intervention services.

The Carlisle Imaging Center will relocate into the building, along with the Comprehensive Breast Care Center of Tampa Bay and the offices of other oncology physicians.

An oncology resource library will be there as well as support by the Cancer Patient Support Services.

A "nurse navigator" will also be assigned to the building to guide patients and families through the cancer treatment process.

The building is named for Shirley and Harvey Axelrod in recognition of Mrs. Axelrod's support of the Morton Plant Mease Foundation. The architect is HKS Architects Inc. of Orlando, and the contractor is Creative Contractors Inc. of Clearwater.

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Ashleigh Gass, a specialist certified in strength and conditioning as well as medical exercise, will present the program, "Health, Exercise, Proper Food Selection and Body Composition Results: Why and How They are Connected," at 6:30 p.m. today at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.

The discussion will cover the importance of food choices and exercise selection for health and optimal body composition and key concepts necessary to reach health goals.

Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112 or visit

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The North Pinellas MS Self Help Group will host a representative from Axiom Clinical Research of Florida who will present the latest on multiple sclerosis clinical research study participation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Suncoast Hospice, 2675 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor.

Seating is limited. Call Bud Llewellyn at (727) 698-4346 or Eileen Smith at (727) 365-0987.

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The Deaf and Hearing Connection will host an eight-week class, "Living With Hearing Loss," 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Wednesdays beginning April 7 at 7821 Seminole Blvd., Seminole.

The class will be taught by a mental health counselor, who is deaf, and a speech and language pathologist. Class content includes communication and repair strategies; speech reading exercises; assertiveness and advocacy; information on telecommunications, assistive listening and alerting equipment; and information on support groups, publications, and other resources.

Cost of the class is $25 per person and scholarships are available. Call Holliday Lisowski at (727) 399-9983 to reserve a spot.

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Nar-Anon is a fellowship of people gathering to share experiences, strength and hope for recovery from the ravages of a loved one's drug addiction.

Recovery begins with meetings. Visit or call toll-free 1-888-947-8885.

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Recovery Inc., a support group for anxiety and depression, meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater, and 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Call (727) 525-1749.

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Overeaters Anonymous groups meet at 10:15 a.m. Mondays at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor; 11 a.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin; and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays at Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church, 2021 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor.

Visit or call (727) 327-4555.

Seminars, classes, support groups

alzheimer's caregivers support group: 9:30 a.m. Monday (meets weekly), Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Visitors are welcome. Call (727) 787-1837.

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