Morton Plant North Bay Invites Community to Celebrations

November 09, 2016

Holiday Lights and New Entrance Grand Opening

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (November 9, 2016) -- To kick off your holiday season, join Morton Plant North Bay Hospital at its annual Holiday Lights Event, which will also serve as the grand opening of the new hospital entrance.

The free, family-friendly event will be Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building, 6633 Forest Ave. New Port Richey.

Activities include:

  • Count down to the tree lighting
  • Children’s activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Live entertainment and holiday music
  • Photos with Santa
  • Special guest visitors
  • Treats and giveaways
  • Holiday snacks and refreshments
  • Tours of the new entrance and lobby
The new entrance is part of a two-year, $24.7 million expansion and renovation project that will add 13,925 square feet to the campus and also includes an expanded emergency department. The hospital’s new main entrance located between the Starkey Tower and the Medical Arts Building will provide a dedicated entry point for those needing access to the hospital and will include a canopy and patient drop off lane, new vestibule, lobby and new gift shop.

When completed the new emergency department will provide 28 private treatment rooms, a new holding area to accommodate 8 additional patients and a 15-bed unit to assist with patient flow for those who require additional observation or monitoring.

To register for this event, call (727) 253-4206 or go online to

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

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 14 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