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2005 Press Releases
Morton Plant North Bay Announces New Surgeon

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (March 23, 2005) - Morton Plant North Bay Hospital announces the selection of Jose A Ramirez, MD as a new general and vascular surgeon to the hospital's medical staff. He will join the office practice of Dr. Nancy J. Taft at North Bay Surgical Associates, located at 6636 Forest Avenue in New Port Richey.

"Dr. Ramirez will be a great addition to our medical staff at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital," said William M. Jennings, administrator and COO. "His experience in general and vascular surgery enables him to perform a full range of surgical procedures including endovascular aneurysm repair, venous pathology, peripheral angioplasty and stenting."

Dr. Ramirez received his Doctorate of Medicine degree in 1985 from the Madre y Maestra Catholic University in the Dominican Republic. In addition to completing a general surgery residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York, Dr. Ramirez completed a vascular fellowship at State University of New York and is certified in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Established in 1965, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is a 122-bed facility dedicated to improving the health of all it serves through community-owned health services that set the standard for high quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant North Bay's stroke care has received the highest level of recognition -- the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Primary Stroke Care from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is located at 6600 Madison Street, New Port Richey, Fla., (727) 842-8468.

Contact: Beth Hardy, (727) 298-6199 Phone, (727) 419-4471 Pager