Anderson-Mcqueen to Participate in National Healthcare Decisions Day

St Petersburg, FL, April 14, 2010 --( Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16, 2010 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Anderson-McQueen is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Florida state laws. These resources are available at

This Friday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Anderson-McQueen is welcoming the public throughout the day at each of its Tampa Bay locations with free information about advance care planning and advance directive forms.

"As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, many more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known," said John McQueen. "Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes."

Anderson-McQueen Funeral and Cremation Centers are:

N.E. St. Petersburg Family Tribute Center
2201 Dr. M.L. King Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704
Telephone: (727) 822-2059

Tyrone Family Tribute Center
7820 38th Avenue North
St. Petersburg FL 33710
Telephone: (727) 347-6636

For more information about National Healthcare Decision Day, please visit


About Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers
Anderson-McQueen is a second-generation funeral home and the only private, on-premise crematory serving the St. Petersburg area. The area’s only provider of Family Tributes®, a special collection of meaningful memorial experiences to help families share the love, honor the life, and preserve the legacy of their loved ones . Best known for personalized funerals, Anderson-McQueen offers unique services that may include memorial videos, balloon or butterfly releases, live webcasts, and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle hearse. Pet Passages, cremation services for pets, is a growing area of service. Additional information about Anderson-McQueen Funeral and Cremation Centers can be found online at
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