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Suncoast Medical Clinic Welcomes Community To Open House For New Complex

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (Dec. 13, 2012)-- The public is invited to see the new home of the Suncoast Medical Clinic on the St. Anthony’s campus during a free community open house, Sunday, January 13, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are so proud to have the Suncoast Medical Clinic join our campus to offer a more coordinated healthcare approach to our patients,” said St. Anthony’s President Bill Ulbricht. “Our partnership will help us to continue our commitment to improve the health of the community we serve.”

During the free community open house, visitors to Suncoast’s new 106,000-sq.-ft. building can:

  • Find their current physician’s new office
  • Receive information on other Suncoast services
  • Visit BayCare Laboratories
  • See the new location for BayCare Outpatient Imaging
  • See the Clinic’s new Urgent Care Facility
  • Obtain a variety of health screenings
  • Enjoy food and children’s activities

St. Anthony’s and Suncoast have worked informally together for many years. “Our closer affiliation will help us continue to provide our patients with seamless healthcare, from outpatient needs to inpatient care,” said Mark Gordon, MD, president of the Suncoast Medical Clinic and a practicing urologist. “Our patients, who have sought a more aligned approach in their care, will see benefits in the increased efficiency and improved quality.” 

Suncoast is South Pinellas County’s largest physician medical group and has served the St. Petersburg community for nearly six decades.

Most of the physicians of Suncoast are already on the medical staff of St. Anthony’s Hospital, so this transition will be unnoticeable to patients and team members. Most physicians also are expected to stay on the staffs of multiple hospitals in the St. Petersburg area.

About Suncoast Medical Clinic
Suncoast Medical Clinic is South Pinellas County's largest physician alliance serving the St. Petersburg community for nearly five decades. Born out of a 1997 merger of the county's premier multispecialty physician practices -- Suncoast Medical Clinic (est. 1956) and St. Petersburg Medical Clinic (est. 1952) -- the Suncoast team operates with a shared goal of providing quality health care services and state-of-the-art technology to meet the changing needs of the residents and visitors of Pinellas County.

About St. Anthony’s
St. Anthony’s is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th year in 2011, and 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 2012 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 has 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. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993.

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