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Morton Plant Mease to expand Trinity surgery center

Suncoast News staff report

TRINITY — Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center has broken ground on a project that will expand the BayCare Ambulatory Surgery Center.

The facility on Trinity Oaks Boulevard is scheduled to open in summer 2014, BayCare Health Systems officials say.

“We will be adding and upgrading equipment to provide our patients with advanced surgical care,” Nancy Burden, director of ambulatory surgery for BayCare Health System, said in a press release.

“We also are placing an emphasis on convenience and comfort with close parking and high visibility from Mitchell Boulevard so people can easily find us,” Burden said.

The new one-story center will encompass nearly 15,000 square feet, doubling its capacity. It will have four operating rooms, three procedure rooms, 20 pre- and post-op beds, and five recliner locations for recovery.

The center will continue to offer all of the surgical procedures currently available, as well as endoscopy, and pain management procedures.

The lobby, which will be decorated in natural tones, is anticipated to accommodate more than 40 patients and visitors.

The project architect is Mason Blau, Clearwater, and the contractor is Creative Contractors, Clearwater.

Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center is at 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd. The phone number is (727) 372-4000.

BayCare Health System a network of 11 nonprofit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey is part of the network.

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