St. Joseph’s Hospital-North Celebrates 5th Anniversary

February 20, 2015

Lutz, Fla., (February 20, 2015)- It’s been five years since St. Joseph’s Hospital-North opened in Lutz, giving residents an opportunity to receive quality health care close to home. When it began treating patients on February 15, 2010, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North became the first hospital to open in Hillsborough County in 30 years.

With its focus on patient experience, state-of-the art technology and environmentally-friendly design, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North set a new standard for health care in the community.

Nearly half a million people have visited a loved one in our facility since it opened. In fact, over the past five years, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North:

  • Delivered more than 1,700 babies
  • Treated nearly 220,000 of patients
  • Logged 15,284 volunteer service hours
  • Performed 13,783 surgeries
  • Completed 9,010 endoscopies

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North President Paula McGuiness said, “I’ve been a part of the St. Joseph’s Hospital family for decades and it’s been an honor and a privilege to bring the quality care and compassion St. Joseph’s Hospital is known for to the Lutz community. Over the past five years, it’s given me great pride to work with a dedicated team of professionals to provide excellent health care.”

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North is a  community hospital offering state-of-the-art technology. In 2014, Dr. Pamela Twitty performed the first single-site robotic hysterectomy in Hillsborough County at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North. The hospital also offers a wide range of minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedures, which offer unprecedented accuracy and shorter recovery period.

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North’s advanced surgical team is made up of experienced surgeons, advanced nursing care and patient monitoring as well as spacious, private rooms designed for peace, calm and healing. Our surgical services include:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynecological
  • Orthopedic
  • Plastics, in case of reconstructions necessary from trauma
  • Podiatry
  • Urology

Additional state-of-the-art healthcare technology includes:

  • Fully digital systems with Electronic Medical Records
  • Real-time access to patient results, radiologic images and transcribed reports
  • Telemetry Monitoring in all patient rooms
  • Easy registration/admitting with Biometric Palm Scanning
  • Digital surveillance

St. Joseph's Hospital-North is also the first acute hospital in Florida to be LEED®-registered by the U.S. Green Building Council. Certified 'green', the eco-sustainable building is made of materials that support energy conservation and clean air with low chemical emissions and recycled content.

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North will celebrate its fifth anniversary with the community on  April 11. More details will be released as the date approaches.


About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Comprised of a network of 12 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 280 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s hospitals include: 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, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at