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Dr. Allen Weiss was appointed President and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System in September, 2006. Previously, he was President for over six years. He is responsible for a 715 bed, two-hospital integrated health care system in Naples, Florida. NCH is one of only forty-six hospitals in the country affiliated with Mayo Clinic. NCH has been named five times by U. S. News and World Report as best in the region and among the top 10% best cardiovascular surgical programs according to Society of Thoracic Surgery based on objective data.
After graduating from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and subsequently completing his training at both the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery of Cornell University, he had a solo practice in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, and Geriatrics for twenty-three years. He is board certified in all three specialties and is recognized both as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.
His interest in the development of the three core competencies of the NCH Healthcare System—demonstrated quality, operational efficiency and fiscal responsibility—began during his executive MBA program at Florida Gulf Coast University where he was subsequently named Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Weiss also has led a very successful physician hospital organization that has recently developed expertise in utilization and case management while working with physicians to measure and demonstrate quality.
At the state level, Dr. Weiss led the Quality committee of the Healthy Florida Foundation that subsequently shared recommendations for evidenced based medicine to transform healthcare. In 2008, he received Distinguished Executive of the Year recognition from the Women’s Bar Association. In 2010, he was recognized as one of the Men & Women of the year by Gulfshore Life. In 2016 he received the Robert C. Cosgrove Award which recognizes individuals who represent devotion to human values, families, and the overall well-being of the community.
In July 2005, Dr. Weiss had the honor of expressing his views with the U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subsection concerning the use of information technology in health care. He has also been invited to be a keynote speaker at various meetings and has been given the “Key to the City of Naples” for “his steadfast commitment to enriching the lives of the general public.” He has been named one of the Top 100 outstanding Physician leaders of healthcare systems by Becker’s Hospital Review multiple times. In 2013 he was named a “Man of Distinction,” as well as one of fifteen citizens who had the most influence on Naples during the past fifteen years. He also is one of thirty recipients of Becker’s Healthcare 2013 Leadership Award for remarkable contributions and lasting legacies and named three times by the same institution as a nonprofit hospital and health system CEO to know.
In 2017, Dr. Weiss became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and was elected to the American Hospital Association Board. Additionally, Dr. Weiss is past Chair of the Florida Hospital Association and past Chairman of the Upper Midwest Vizient Board. He is on the Boards of the Chamber of Commerce, a five year member of the Regional Advisory Council of the American Hospital Association, Wolford School for Certified Nurse Anesthesiology, Telford Board, American Momentum Bank since inception and the Foundation Board of Florida Gulf Coast University.
His wife, Dr. Marla Weiss, is a writer and educator. They have two daughters who are physicians, one a biomedical illustrator/educator and the other an adolescent medicine physician/educator.