New Director of Physician Services at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

April 25, 2017

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (April, 25, 2017) -- BayCare Health System has named John Haffner, MD, to its physician leadership team as director, physician services for Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Dr. Haffner started in late March.

“Dr. Haffner has a proven record of success in leadership roles, and we are excited to have him on our staff,’’ said Sarah Naumowich, interim president at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. “He understands the BayCare values and is fully aligned with our mission to bring high-quality, compassionate care to all of our patients.’’

Dr. Haffner served as medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital for more than 10 years and was a pediatric intensive care physician at Tampa General Hospital for more than 20.

He completed medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and did his residency in pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Haffner also had a fellowship at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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