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St. Joseph’s Adds Fifth Specialty Center

Families in north Pinellas and southwest Pasco communities have additional access to specialized and advanced pediatric care with the recent opening of St. Joseph’s Children’s Specialty Center at Mease Countryside Hospital.

Pediatric services offered at the facility, 3253 McMullen Booth Road, Suite 100 in Clearwater, include physical, occupational and speech therapy programs as well as neurology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and cardiology. Families also can benefit from the use of a convenient on-site pediatric lab.

Through collaborative efforts between St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Morton Plant Mease Health Care, St. Joseph’s Children’s at Morton Plant Mease services began in 2009 and includes emergency services, neonatal intensive care units and an enhanced 18-bed, private inpatient children’s unit.

“We are very excited about the addition of the specialty center at Mease Countryside and being able to bring more pediatric services to families in our community,” said Lou Galdieri, chief operating officer at Mease Countryside.

The Mease Countryside location is the fifth St. Joseph’s Children’s Specialty Center to open in the Tampa Bay area. At each location, a multidisciplinary medical staff works closely with family members and primary care physicians to provide children with family-centered outpatient care.

“Our specialty centers are set up so that each child and their family receive one-on-one time with pediatric specialists close to home,” said Kimberly Guy, chief operating officer at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “The reassurance the families gain from this type of relationship is invaluable.”

Specialty center also are at 3001 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 15045 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., both in Tampa; 10817 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview; and 1417 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.stjosephschildrens.com or call 813-443-2064.

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