Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Opens New Medical Campus

Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey opened a new medical tower and new medical arts building in February, part of a $49 million expansion that continues throughout this year.

"By doubling the size of our campus and adding the latest available technology and equipment, the expansion in effect creates a new hospital campus," says John Couris, CEO of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

The three-story, 45,000-square-foot Starkey Medical Tower brings the total of patient beds at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital to 154, a 25 percent increase. Also included in the tower are a new intensive care unit, a cardiac unit, a surgical unit, new respiratory care services and a community education center.

The four-story, 56,000-square-foot Medical Arts Building features the hospital's outpatient care center, a four-bed sleep disorders center and rehab facilities. Patient registration will take place at the Medical Arts Building, which is connected to the hospital by a covered walkway.

Also included at the Medical Arts Center are offices for primary care physicians and specialists.

Additional renovation and expansion planned for 2010 includes a fitness trail with exercise stations, improvements and additions to the emergency room, renovations to the Mitchell Rehabilitation Hospital and a physicians lounge.

Writer: Carter Gaddis
Source: Beth Hardy, BayCare Health System

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Carter Gaddis is a feature writer at 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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