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2009 Press Releases
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Recognized as a Business of the Year by PEDC
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (Sept. 15, 2009) ¾ Recognized for its positive impact on the community, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital was selected one of the Businesses of the Year at the Pasco Economic Development Council’s 23rd Annual Business Appreciation Banquet.

Morton Plant North Bay won in the Special Contribution award in the not-for-profit category. The hospital was noted for its “expansion, new technology, clinical program development, sponsorships, nursing excellence, support of the under and un-insured and team member involvement within the community.”

“This award is a reflection of the work of our team members, volunteers, physicians and everyone else that helps in our commitment of providing quality health care to the local community,” said John Couris, Morton Plant North Bay chief operating officer and administrator.

The hospital is undergoing a $49 million construction and renovation project. When complete, the construction and renovation will add a new intensive care unit, cardiac unit, medical surgical unit and respiratory care department to the main hospital. Plans call for the expansion to be complete during the first quarter of 2010.

The Pasco Economic Development Council was created in 1987 to foster the economic vitality of Pasco County. The PEDC is committed to “positive growth to make Pasco County a great place to live and work.”

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 Hospital is located at 6600 Madison Street, New Port Richey, Fla., (727) 842-8468.