BayCare Behavioral Health Opens Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Recovery Center

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Hospital News
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CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 30 As part of its continued commitment to meet the mental health needs of the Tampa Bay community, BayCare Behavioral Health has opened the Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Recovery Center in Lutz.

Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Recovery Center is a 72-bed acute care, behavioral health facility to treat adults, children and adolescents. The facility has 56 adult beds and 16 beds for children and adolescents. It is the only hospital-based children's mental health facility in Pasco County.

The Recovery Center provides a full-range of behavioral health services for adults, children and adolescents who require inpatient care. Located at 21808 State Road 54 in Lutz, the building has been completely renovated to create an atmosphere that promotes healing and ensures patient safety. Patients can receive treatment for inpatient psychiatric crisis stabilization, crisis intervention and support in a tranquil environment.

"We are committed to providing our patients with a complete range of behavioral health and wellness treatment options that are focused on the needs of each individual patient," said John Sheehan, Vice President, BayCare Behavioral Health. "As a health care partner to the Tampa Bay area for more than 30 years, we are constantly striving to meet the changing needs of our community. By developing a safe environment that is conducive to healing, patients can focus on their recovery. And after patients leave our recovery center, we continue to work with them to coordinate proper follow-up care that care that focuses on their long-term recovery."

BayCare Behavioral Health will also begin construction later this year on St. Joseph's Hospital Recovery Center, a 60-bed acute care, mental health facility for adults and children in Hillsborough County. When it opens in 2011, it will have 40 adult beds and 20 beds for children and adolescents. St. Joseph's Hospital Recovery Center will be located at 4918 N. Habana Avenue in Tampa.

About BayCare Behavioral Health

As part of BayCare Health System, the largest community-based health system in the region, BayCare Behavioral Health is committed to clinical excellence, innovation and access to a continuum of recovery-focused therapeutic services. Care options include inpatient, outpatient and early intervention and prevention, employee and student assistance program and case management services. Convenient treatment sites are located throughout the Tampa Bay area. For more information, please visit and follow the behavioral health link or call (727) 253-4055.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient's lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare's family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Hospital-North, St. Joseph's Women's, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

SOURCE BayCare Health System

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