BayCare Names Sarah Naumowich President of Morton Plant North Bay
Naumowich has been serving as interim president since early January, stepping up from her previous position as director of operations when Mike Yungmann left his post as president to accept a new position out of state.
“Sarah’s promotion is an example of an executive leader who has grown and advanced in her health care career within the BayCare System,’’ said Kris Hoce, Senior Vice President, Market Leader of Morton Plant Mease Health Care. “Her strategic vision, unfailing commitment to excellence and her knowledge in planning and operations management will serve Morton Plant North Bay well as it continues to grow to serve the community.’’
She joined BayCare in 1998 and has been at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital since 2007, where she has been responsible for operations, expansion, planning for meeting community needs and providing leadership support for projects across the BayCare system.
At Morton Plant North Bay, she led the renovation of the Mitchell Rehabilitation Hospital, which specializes in neurological and orthopedic inpatient rehabilitation. Completed last August, the facility now offers 30 private patient rooms, additional space for patient treatment and therapy, larger gym space, a training apartment and an outside course featuring different walking surfaces.
She presently is overseeing a two-year, $24.7 million renovation project that will result in an expanded emergency department at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital with a new main entrance that opened last December.
Naumowich will draw from her experience in working with key community organizations as she begins serving on the boards of the Pasco Economic Development Council and the Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco.
She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she received an associate’s degree, and the University of South Florida, where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA.
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 www.baycare.org/mpnb.
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 west 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 www.BayCare.org.