Straight Talk
A weekly update from management on the issues that matter most.


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • Sepsis, a blood stream infection, is a deadly disease. Last Wednesday, September 13, was World Sepsis Day, part of Sepsis Awareness Month.
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  • Hurricane Irma brought out our best as the NCH team exceeded expectations. Before, during, and after the storm we shared the following communications with our colleagues that show the “inside story” of how we think and execute. We also had Naples Daily News (NDN) Reporter Liz Freeman embedded with us as both NCH and the NDN believe keeping those we serve well informed helps everyone.
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  • A picture is worth a thousand words, or as General Patton of WWII fame stated, One view is worth a hundred reports, comes to mind as we share our most recent metrics on low infection rates in the NCH system.
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  • Last week during eight informal Town Hall meetings, in locations extending from NCH Northeast (at Immokalee and Collier Blvd.) to Marco Island Urgent Care, YouTube, and for the first time WebEx, interactions with our colleagues were informative and meaningful.
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  • “No one ever became poor by giving,” from the play Diary of Anne Frank captures the spirit of six NCH donors who together gave $55,700 dollars in scholarships to thirty-eight nurses, radiology technologists, unit secretaries, transporters, and patient safety techs. Representative comments from four beneficiaries (lightly modified) are below:
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