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


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12, signals Nurses’ Week across our nation. Among other recognitions, Chief Nursing Officer Jon Kling shared the following insightful passage (author unknown) during our Nursing Awards Ceremony at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.
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  • Since the beginning of civilization, physicians have held the central role in the care and well-being of society. For the most high cometh healing, is the inspirational biblical quotation on the archway entrance of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, welcoming generations of medical students including me forty-eight years ago.
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  • “Without the lab, you’re only guessing,” is a proud reminder of the importance of NCH’s 180 clinical lab colleagues including medical and histology technologists, lab assistants/phlebotomists, and seven pathologists (physicians).
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  • NCH Healthcare System, providing quality medical services to the residents and visitors of Southwest Florida from Estero to Marco Island for more than 60 years, is pleased to announce permitting applications for NCH Healthcare Estero, an outpatient medical center which will include a free-standing, full-service 24/7 Emergency Department, Imaging Services, Outpatient Surgery, and multi-specialty physician offices. This comprehensive outpatient medical center will be located on 3½ acres at 22951 Lyden Drive, Estero, on U.S. 41 across from Coconut Point Mall.
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  • Recently we had a two-day series of “Town Hall” meetings to share news and current events. Rather than using our traditional narrative format, we elicited questions by polling our 4,300 colleagues so we could focus on subjects that mattered most to everyone. We also encouraged “live” questions and discussion. And we followed up by posting all questions with answers on our internet site.
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