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St. Anthony's Hospital Welcomes Community to Open House For Emergency Center and Patient Care Tower

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2011) – The public will have an opportunity to see the new emergency center and patient care tower at St. Anthony’s Hospital before it opens for patient care during a free community open house, Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“For more than 80 years, St. Anthony’s Hospital has been providing compassionate care to our surrounding neighborhoods and the St. Petersburg community at large,” said Bill Ulbricht, president of St. Anthony’s Hospital. “We are excited to show the community how we plan to continue our legacy of providing care to all who need it.” 

During the free community open house, visitors to St. Anthony’s emergency center and patient care tower can:

  • Tour the Emergency Center and meet team members who will explain their areas of expertise such as imaging, admitting, laboratory and behavioral health
  • Take part in free health screenings and receive health information
  • Enjoy free refreshments
  • Enjoy balloon artists and face painting

Built with family-centered care and patient privacy in mind, the new 105,000 sq. ft., four-story St. Anthony’s emergency center and patient care tower features 32 private patient examination rooms in the emergency center and 64 private in-patient rooms in the patient care tower. The center’s design emphasizes patient privacy while keeping team members nearby for quick and efficient care. The center is scheduled to open in early January. 

Free parking and shuttle service will be available at multiple lots around the campus. To register, please call (727) 953-6800. For more information on St. Anthony’s and the new Emergency Center and Patient Care Tower, please visit

About St. Anthony’s Hospital

St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. As St. Anthony’s celebrates its 80th year in 2011, the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.  St. Anthony’s has received the 2011 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award.  St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For superior energy efficiency, St. Anthony’s earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR three consecutive times.

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 200 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


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