Morton Plant North Bay Hospital To Open New Main Entrance December 12

December 12, 2016

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (December 9, 2016) -- Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is opening a new main entrance on Monday, December 12. The completion and relocation of its main entrance ends the first phase of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital’s two-year, $24.7 million expansion and renovation. The new entrance is located on the north side of the hospital, between the Starkey Tower and the Medical Arts Building.

“Our new entrance provides open, welcoming access to the hospital and is efficiently located near many visitor destinations such as the Starkey Tower and the Medical Arts Building,” said Mike Yungmann, president of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. 

Signage will help patients and visitors find their way to the new main entrance. The new main entrance can be accessed from Madison Street through the entry into the parking lot. The hospital’s former main entrance off of Madison Street will permanently close on January 30, 2017.

Featuring a dedicated entry point to the hospital, Morton Plant North Bay’s new main entrance will include a canopy and patient drop off lane, new vestibule, lobby and new gift shop.

The hospital’s latest expansion will add 13,925 new square feet to the campus, with the main focus being a new emergency department. Upon completion, the new emergency department will provide 28 private treatment rooms, an increase from the existing 18. In addition, a new holding area will be created to accommodate an additional eight patients and a 15-bed unit will be built to assist with patient flow for those who require additional observation or monitoring. “Our new emergency department will significantly enhance our ability to meet the emergency care needs of the New Port Richey community,” said Yungmann.

The contractor is Wehr Constructors, Inc., and Gresham, Smith and Partners are the architects.

Morton Plant North Bay Hospital has been expanding to a modern community-based medical complex since 2010, when the hospital opened the four-story, 56,000 square-foot Starkey Medical Tower with all new private patient rooms and a three-story, 45,000 square-foot Medical Arts Building. 

In 2013 the hospital opened a new surgical center featuring six larger, integrated operating suites, which added 25,000 square feet to the hospital. That followed the addition of a new 9,750 square-foot cardiovascular center in 2011. 

In August, the Mitchell Rehabilitation Hospital, specializing in neurological and orthopedic inpatient rehabilitation, completed a two-year renovation and expansion to 30 new private patient rooms and additional space for patient treatment and therapy, larger gym space, a training apartment and an outside course featuring different walking surfaces.  

About Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

Established in 1965, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is a 154-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. Morton Plant North Bay has received the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM  for Primary Stroke Care from the Joint Commission. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is located at 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey, Fla. For more information about Morton Plant North Bay, go to

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