South Bay Hospital November 13, 2012

Sun City Center, FL – On November 30th, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., South Bay Hospital will host a Community Health Fair and Open House to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The event will take place in the hospital cafeteria and will feature free health screenings and cake.

Originally named Sun City Regional Medical Center, the facility was initially designed to be a branch of Blake Medical Center. It first opened its doors to the public on November 20th, 1982 for a dedication ceremony. The first patient was admitted on December 3rd, 1982. Once the doors were officially opened, the hospital filled up quickly, showing the pent up demand for a medical facility in the South Shore area.

The facility soon evolved into its own state of the art hospital and changed its name to HCA Sun City Hospital in 1986. And in 1989, the hospital began an 11,000 square foot expansion and renamed itself South Bay Hospital, to better represent the hospital’s regional influence.

“Although we have gone through a few name changes over the years, our mission has always been the same,” says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. “We are committed to being the best community hospital and providing the highest level of care. We look forward to many more years of caring for our community.”

For more information about the 30th Anniversary Celebration, or to learn more about South Bay Hospital, call 813-634-0496.