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2010 Press Releases
Experience the New Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
Community Invited to Open House Festivities

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (February 9, 2010) – To accommodate the rapidly growing needs of the community, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is undergoing a $49 million expansion. With construction nearly complete, the community is invited to preview the new facilities and updates before it officially opens.

Morton Plant North Bay will hold a community open house in which the public can view the expansion and participate in family-friendly activities on Saturday, February 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Families can enjoy a mobile game theater, face painting, inflatables, balloon art, magic, music, food and beverages. The New Port Richey Police Department will also be offering finger printing as well as McGruff the Crime Dog with safety tips for kids.

Tours will be available of the new Starkey Medical Tower, slated to open March 1, 2010, which includes a new intensive care unit, cardiac unit, medical surgical unit, new respiratory care services and community education facilities. The community can also tour the recently opened Medical Arts Building featuring physician offices, new sleep disorders unit, laboratory services and outpatient rehabilitation services.

To register for the open house or for more information, please call (727) 953-6906.

About Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
Established in 1965, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is a 122-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. In 2008, the hospital was awarded Magnet Designation for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the most prestigious national recognition of excellence in nursing care. Morton Plant North Bay has also received the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Primary Stroke Care from the Joint Commission. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is located at 6600 Madison Street, New Port Richey, Fla.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is the largest community-based health system in the region, providing expert medical care for a patient’s lifetime. Composed of hospitals and numerous affiliated services, the system connects patients to a complete range of services throughout the Tampa Bay area. Together, BayCare organizations seek to advance the health of their patients and their communities.

Member hospitals are Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital North and South Florida Baptist. On the web:

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