NEW PORT RICHEY — Michael Yungmann will become president of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital on Jan. 6, BayCare Health System officials announced.
Yungmann will succeed retiring president Hal Ziecheck.
Yungmann comes to Morton Plant North Bay from Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Va., where he was CEO of the 300-bed facility.
Yungmann will take over responsibility for leadership and day-to-day operations of the 154-bed Morton Plant North Bay, which opened in 1965 under the ownership of Pasco County but is now part of BayCare.
Yungmann’s hospital experience also includes Lake Wales Medical Center, Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Lehigh Regional Medical Center and Pasco Regional Medical Center.
“Michael is familiar with the Pasco community and we believe his understanding of the community will be very helpful as we continue to work to improve the health of Pasco county residents,” Marc Bowman, chair of the Morton Plant North Bay board, said in a press release.
“With its expansions and renovations over the past several years, Morton Plant North Bay has grown to be an essential part of the health care landscape in Pasco,” Yungmann said. “My family and I are excited to return to Pasco and become part of the community again.”
While at Southside, Yungmann was instrumental in attaining national certifications and accreditations for the hospital’s cancer, stroke and cardiology programs. He developed or enhanced services such as spine and joint, emergency care, bariatrics and gastroenterology.
“Mike brings a great combination of clinical, administrative and Pasco County experience to Morton Plant North Bay,” Glenn Waters, president of BayCare Health System’s hospital division, said.
Yungmann holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is on the board of Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Ziecheck will assist Yungmann with the transition.
At the helm since July 2010, Ziecheck oversaw a $20 million expansion project. The Medical Arts Building wing adds about 25,000 square feet to the 154-bed hospital at 6600 Madison St. in New Port Richey.
Ziecheck has served Morton Plant Mease in many capacities since 1979.