Morton Plant Hospital 100 Years of Serving the Community

April 20, 2016

Former Hospital President Duane Houtz to Speak at Clearwater Main Library

CLEARWATER, Fla., (April 20, 2016) -- Duane Houtz, former Morton Plant Hospital President and historian, will discuss the hospital’s history and its relationship with the community Wednesday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at the Clearwater Public Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater.

The public is invited to this free event that is part of Morton Plant Hospital’s 100th Anniversary celebration. Light refreshments will be served.

Houtz served as Morton Plant Hospital’s president from 1977 until 1992. During that time, he earned the wide respect of doctors, board members, team members and community members as he guided the hospital through times of tremendous growth and change.

A quote from Dr. Paul Goldenfarb in The Spirit of Morton Plant A Retrospective: 1916-1991sums up this respect, “Duane Houtz stands out as a major player in making Morton Plant a good hospital: He has vision, leadership and the commitment to doing things right.”

To register, go to or call 727-953-6821.

About Morton Plant Hospital
Since 1916, Morton Plant Hospital has been committed to improving the health of all we serve through community-owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Our 687-bed hospital is proud to offer nationally recognized care delivered in more than 50 specialty areas. Morton Plant Hospital offers innovative, accessible, and quality services to provide our community with a lifetime of compassionate, convenient care. Check out information on Morton Plant’s 100th Anniversary at For more information, call (727) 953-6877, or visit us on Facebook or at 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, Fla. 

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