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


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • NCH is a learning organization. Earlier this fall as I was on my way to a planning meeting for Continued Medical Education in a classroom in the Telford Building on the Baker Campus led by Dr. James Talano, I was greeted by RN Colleen Gross, Geriatric Care Coordinator who introduced me to Teepa Snow. Teepa is one of America’s leading experts on dementia, which is an epidemic coming to our nation.
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  • Southwest Florida has a strong culture of caring for each other. One recent stellar example was the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Celebration of Philanthropy which recognized five organizations for their contributions to the health and well-being of our community—David Lawrence Center, Bingham Jewelers, Collier County Honor Flights, William C. Huff Companies and NCH Healthcare System. http://www.cfcollier.org/
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  • One front-line responsibility of a high quality medical center is growth—to continue to upgrade facilities and technology, recruit experienced physicians and constantly improve clinical services. NCH takes this responsibility seriously and thankfully, so does our generous community.
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  • Radiology provides the “eyes” of healthcare—the vision to diagnose illness or injury through medical imaging. Radiology and diagnostic services touch more than 95% of all patients who enter the hospital—more than virtually any other department in the NCH system.
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  • The most important job for any hospital is ensuring clinical quality. And at NCH, quality is a continuous pursuit.
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