MPH Collecting Memorabilia and Stories

July 14, 2015

Morton Plant Hospital Collecting Memorabilia and Stories for 100th Celebration

CLEARWATER, Fla., (July 14, 2015) -- Morton Plant Hospital is seeking the community’s help as it prepares to celebrate 100 years of providing high-quality, compassionate care to the community. The hospital is inviting the community to share their artifacts and their memories.

Do you remember Morton Plant Hospital from past decades? Do you have old photos or articles about the hospital? Were you a medical professional or volunteer who worked at the hospital many years ago or for many years? Were you born there years ago?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Morton Plant Hospital wants to hear from you. The hospital needs photos, articles, medical tools or equipment, and commemorative items that represent the history of the hospital, as well as your favorite recollections and fond memories of the hospital.

The artifacts, which can be returned, will be used to create a display to showcase Morton Plant Hospital’s rich history of serving the community. The more items the hospital receives, the more complete the display can be.

To contribute items, go to . The website contains more information and a link to a “Memorabilia Form” to complete and include with any items you provide to the hospital. The form provides space for the item description and asks if the item needs to be returned.

You may email photos to or you may mail or drop off original photos, print materials or 3D items to Sarah Murry, Morton Plant Mease Foundation, 1200 Druid Road S, Clearwater, FL 33756. 

Please include your name and address on a Post-It on the back of any items you contribute. If you have questions about memorabilia, please contact Sarah Murry, (727) 461-8642.

If you have fond memories and stories to tell of working at the hospital or being a patient, Morton Plant Hospital wants to hear from you as well. In addition to the memorabilia display, Morton Plant Hospital is planning to share stories, memories and anecdotes about the hospital on a special commemorative website. 

A link to the “Story Submission” form can be found at . The form provides space to write the story, memory or anecdote and can be completed online and emailed to or mailed to Morton Plant Hospital Communications Department, MS114, 300 Pinellas Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. 

If you have questions about story submissions, please email

About Morton Plant Hospital
Established in 1916, Morton Plant Hospital is a 687-bed facility. Our commitment to improving the health of everyone we serve is reflected in our community partnerships and many honors. Morton Plant is the only hospital in the United States to have been awarded Top 100 Hospital designations by the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success for a consecutive 13 years. Other hospital honors include: “Baby-Friendly” hospital status from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for its efforts to support mothers’ decision to breast feed and received Florida Hospitals Association’s Innovation of the Year in Patient Care award. Morton Plant Hospital is located at 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, Fla.  For more information about Morton Plant Hospital, call (727) 953-6877 or go to

About Morton Plant Mease Foundation
For more than 35 years, Morton Plant Mease Foundation has provided philanthropic support to the not-for-profit hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care, including Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor; and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at