Patients who arrive at the Bonita Springs emergency room and need hospital attention will be stabilized and then transferred to one of NCH’s hospitals in Collier County depending on their condition, Dutcher said.
“We anticipate the majority of them will be admitted to the NCH North Naples Hospital,” Dutcher said.
The NCH project in Bonita Springs will create about 80 new jobs and the Collier County-based nonprofit has already started the hiring process, Dutcher said.
“There are a number of employees within NCH today that will want to go to that Bonita site,” he said. “We will then back fill those positions.”
NCH Healthcare Bonita will be the healthcare system’s second freestanding ER project, Dutcher said.