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Becker’s Hospital Review Names NCH CEO, Allen Weiss As One of Nation’s Top 30 Healthcare Leaders

(Naples, Florida) Allen Weiss, M.D., President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System, has been named among 30 U.S. recipients of the inaugural Becker’s Healthcare Leadership Award for those who have made “remarkable contributions and will leave lasting legacies to their respective health systems, hospitals, and communities.”

Becker’s Healthcare described Dr. Weiss as one, whose, “success is seen in the awards and recognition NCH Healthcare has received under his tenure. NCH has been recognized twice by U.S. News and World Report as best in the region, and has been named top 10% in cardiac surgery according to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In 2012, the system became a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, the first member of the network in Florida and the southeast region of the United States.”

Dr. Weiss said, “I am honored by the recognition but understand that this award really belongs to the 3,900 men and women who save lives every day at NCH. They’re the ones whose service is exemplary and achievement is great.”

Dr. Weiss currently serves on the boards of the Florida Hospital Association and Regional Advisory Council of the American Hospital Association. In 2012 he was named one of the Top 100 outstanding physician leaders of healthcare systems by Becker’s Hospital Review, and he has been invited to be a keynote speaker at various industry meetings throughout the country.

Becker’s described its selection process for the 2013 Leadership Awards as being based on, “financial acumen, transparent leadership style or bright ideas for care delivery and payment reform. These awardees have demonstrated valuable traits the healthcare industry needs in times of change and uncertainty. These CEOs, CFOs CNOs and CIOs and other executive leaders are determined, dedicated and innovative. They have extended their leadership and vision beyond the confines of their organization to improve the well-being of their local communities. We are delighted to honor them for their achievements.”

 About NCH Healthcare System
The NCH Healthcare System is a not-for-profit, multi-facility healthcare system located in Naples, Florida, United States.  The System is more than just two hospitals (referred to as the NCH Downtown Naples Hospital, and NCH North Naples Hospital) with a total of 715 beds. The NCH Healthcare System is an alliance of 636 physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County and southwest Florida. The services offered by the NCH Healthcare System are extensive.  Inpatient services include:  medical, surgical, cardiac, orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, oncology, emergency treatment, and diagnostics.  Outpatient services include:  rehabilitation, home care, walk-in centers, wound healing, and more. This year the system had 37,000 admissions, 94,000 emergency room visits, 2,900 births, 395 open heart surgeries, 11,000 surgical procedures, and 3,900 employee colleagues. NCH is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. For more information, visit www.NCHmd.org.

About Becker’s
Becker’s Hospital Review is a Chicago-based publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis related to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and Becker’s works to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers.