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2006 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Health Care Expanding Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center

$13 Million Construction and Renovation Project Underway

CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 15, 2006) -Recognizing the growing health care needs of communities within central Pinellas County, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is announcing the expansion and renovation of its Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center.

“Since it opened eight years ago, thousands of people have utilized the many services of the Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center, including the latest in minimally invasive surgeries and radiology testing. By expanding and building a new medical office building, we will have the resources and health care professionals in place to serve hundreds of thousands more in the community, ” said Philip K. Beauchamp, F.A.C.H.E., president and chief executive office, Morton Plant Mease Health Care.

Located at 8787 Bryan Dairy Road in Largo, approximately 2,500 people enter the Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center every day for their health care and wellness needs. Construction is underway on a new three-story, 75,000 square-foot medical office building. An air-conditioned corridor will connect the new structure to the current Bardmoor building, which covers more than 120,000 square feet. The new space will provide for the following:

* Expanded cardiology services

* Expanded sleep disorders center

* Additional specialty and primary care physician offices

* Community education and meeting space

In addition to the new medical office building, the project includes the redesign and renovation of approximately 20,000 square feet of current office space within Bardmoor that will bring new physicians to the campus for primary and specialty care. The cost for renovation and new construction is projected to be approximately $13 million. Construction of the new office building is expected to be complete by fall, 2007. Renovation of the current building is expected to continue into 2008.

Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center opened in 1998 providing services for radiology, laboratory, surgery and endoscopy, rehabilitation, and centers for hernia, sleep disorders and massage therapy.

The developer is the Graham Group, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa. The architectural firm is TRO/The Richie Organization based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

Contact: Beth Hardy (727) 298-6199 Phone, (727) 419-4471 Pager or Amy Morrow (727) 461-8538 Phone, (727) 468-7586 Pager