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


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • This past Saturday night over four hundred loyal and generous supporters of NCH gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort for the 59th NCH Ball dedicated to the renovation of the Baker Hospital Emergency Room, which was last updated over twenty years ago.
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  • We are spending too much on healthcare not to have everyone covered, declared former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, General Colin Powell at the annual Florida Hospital Association (FHA) meeting. Over six hundred sophisticated and passionate attendees spontaneously responded with a standing ovation.
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  • Dear Mrs. [Dr.] Ramos, Thank you for helping me feel better. I really liked the hospital and the nurses too. I loved the playroom and the movies. I wish all kids who are sick feel better. Thank you for being a great doctor. Love, from a four-year-old transferred during Hurricane Irma from Physician’s Regional Medical Center (PRMC) with a liver laceration.
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  • An investment in community well-being is paying off in Southwest Florida, as the latest Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index® report shows a community-wide gain in overall well-being and an increase in residents who describe themselves as thriving in five key areas of well-being. The annual study was conducted earlier this year as part of the community’s efforts surrounding Blue Zones Project®, a community-led well-being improvement initiative that focuses on changing the environment around us to make healthy choices easier.
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  • Quality remains job #1 at NCH. Everyone wants transparency, particularly when one’s health is at stake. We are celebrating many of NCH’s awards during National Healthcare Quality Week.
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