Healthcare Heroes Wish List

The Healthcare Heroes Wish List is designed to help people connect their unique passions and interests with meaningful giving opportunities, while highlighting innovative programs at NCH. We love recognizing our supporters, however, please know that we only publish donor names with permission.

Giving Opportunities 

Tabletop "Germ-zapper" - $4,000. The Advanced Ultra Violet System (AUVS) sanitizes high touch items such as employee badges, cell phones, and TV remotes in 60 seconds, reducing hospital acquired infections with a 99.9% disinfection rate.
AUVS-Advanced Ultra Violet Systems

Equipment for Simulation Center - $5,000. The Ultrasound Paracentesis Trainer helps clinicians recognize fluid collections and develop relevant psychomotor skills. The Thoracentesis and Thoracostomy Ultrasound supports puncture/injection training.

Named Dedication Bench - $25,000. Benches include a dedication plaque recognizing the donors or someone they wish to honor and are available outside the Baker Hospital Downtown, North Naples Hospital or NCH Healthcare Bonita.

NCH Community Bloodmobile - $275,000. Bloodmobile collections supply 70% of blood needed for our hospitals - one of our two bloodmobiles recently became inoperable. ($75,000 of the $350,000 has been raised.)
Community Blood Center - Bloodmobile

Whitaker Wellness and Rehab Center - $100,000-$500,000. Naming opportunities for the renovated Center include a new employee medical clinic, main lobby, rehab entrance, locker rooms, smoothie/coffee bar, and yoga/Pilates studio.

COVID-19 Response and Preparedness Fund – Gifts of any amount are welcome. Throughout the pandemic, NCH has incurred significant costs repsonding to COVID-19, including PPE, testing and treatment supplies, equipment, facility upgrades, clinical staffing and needs related to the well-being of our frontline healthcare workers. Our latest investment has been in special freezers that are required to store COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. Many of these investments are not only assisting with the current pandemic, but improving our readiness for future public health crises.

Spiritual Care Chaplains - $3,750, $11,250, $22,500 or $45,000. (Funds a Chaplain Resident for one, three, six or 12 months). NCH chaplains provide spiritual support of our patients, families and staff, helping people draw on their spiritual resources to cope with what is going on. The Spiritual Care department also manages a chaplaincy training program called Clinical Pastoral Education, which is accredited by the US Department of Education through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. A chaplain or chaplain intern is assigned to every nursing unit for routine visit to offer spiritual support at NCH Baker Hospital Downtown and NCH North Naples Hospital.

Artwork for NNH Patient Rooms - $7,500, $7,500. ($7,500 funds 32 framed prints for all patient rooms on floors at either 5-North or 6-North of the North Naples Hospital). Recently, mounted televisions were removed from the walls on these floors, leaving behind tattered wood panels that cannot be repaired in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. Nurse leaders seek to acquire artwork with a beach theme, creating an attractive, relaxing environment for patients and visitors. The two donors will be recognized in the main nurse station area with a special plaque, accompanying an original painting donated by fine artist Regis W. Bobitski, a prominent master of mixed media painting with works on display in private collections around the world.