Morton Plant Hospital

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The Facility
Morton Plant Hospital opened its doors in 1916 following a community fund drive by Clearwater residents. The drive was aided by railroad tycoon Morton F. Plant, whose son was injured in a car accident while the family vacationed in Clearwater. Learning that the nearest hospital was in Tampa a whole days drive away, Mr. Plant realized how badly Clearwater needed its own hospital. When asked for money to help build the hospital, he contributed generously.


A lot has changed in nearly a century. Today, the 687-bed Morton Plant Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in health care. We were named one of the top 100 U.S. hospitals, both overall and for heart care. But one thing has remained the same, we still want you and your family to have the best medical care available right here in your community.


On July 1, 1997, the BayCare Health System was born, creating the Tampa Bay area's only community-owned health care network. The system is made up of three partnerships: Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, St. Anthony's Health Care in Pinellas County, and St. Joseph's-Baptist Health Care in Hillsborough County.