Health Signage: Morton Plant North Bay, Starkey Patient Tower & Medical Arts Building
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is the birthplace of West Pasco County health care. When opened in September 1965, the 50-bed facility was the first hospital in New Port Richey. Today, the 122-bed hospital has finished its $49 million expansion that included a three-story patient wing with private rooms, new intensive care unit and digital operating suites. Connected to the hospital, a new four-story, 60,000-square-foot medical office building features an expanded sleep disorders center, laboratory services, outpatient rehabilitation services and physician offices.
Creative Sign Designs partnered with the Baycare Healthcare System, medical office building developer Lauth and architect Harvard Jolly on the Medical Arts Building to incorporate a regulatory health signage system. The DanSign modular interior ADA sign system offers a unique custom design that enhances the earthtone interiors and provides easy updatability as tenants are added to the additional space for lease. We also created dimensional letters, flag signs and door vinyl to make sure that visitors could easily find their destination on the new campus site. We fabricated and installed two sets of channel letters on the building and worked closely with the hospital to create a Master Sign plan to allow the Hospital to apply for a Variance for the signage needed for the expanded facilities. This process took several months to complete but in the end the healthcare signs were approved and the faciility were able to have the new health signage they needed on campus for building identification and branding.
For the new Hospital expansion with includes the Starkey Medical Tower, Creative Sign Designs worked closely to design the new interior ADA signs to complement the décor and make sure they were custom fabricated to include modular inserts for staff identification of specific patient conditions. Our scope for our healthcare signs included a room renumbering initiative which meant making health signs to the match the existing hospital and transition to the new design in the new tower. We also fabricated the illuminated 8 foot high logo and channel letters and the Starkey Medical Tower exterior illuminated back lit sign along with a new illuminated Ambulance sign on the exterior of the building which were all a part of the Variance application process to enhance the overall health signage program. The expansion nearly doubled the size of the hospital campus, allowing Morton Plant North Bay to continue to bring the latest health care advances and commitment to patient satisfaction to the rapidly growing community it serves.