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


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” This famous quote attributed to Margaret Mead last century is equally valid and powerful today describing the Blue Zones Project.
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  • No one is perfect, and everyone has opportunities to improve. NCH is no exception; thus, we invited five couples to share feedback about their loved ones’ recent hospital experience. The observations were mixed, mostly positive, with some important concerns. Board Chair Mariann MacDonald and Chief Experience Officer Gary Tomcik joined in this learning experience. Comments were lightly edited to include as many as possible.
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  • I am personally inviting you to join elected officials, key community leaders, Blue Zones Project Steering Committee and me, to hear a presentation by Dan Buettner, founder of the Blue Zones Project. Dan will share his latest research in his usual dynamic manner.
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  • America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service, and this week we celebrate NCH’s Volunteers. NCH President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients
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  • Beyond school nurses who help all students, Collier County Public Schools and NCH have been collaborating for two decades for the benefit and well-being of our student athletes, their families, and ultimately all of us.
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