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The NCH Center for Philanthropy is the fundraising arm of the NCH Healthcare System, a 501 (c)(3) community hospital that receives no direct taxpayer, county or government support.  Through generous charitable donations, the Center for Philanthropy supports a medical institution with a proven record of clinical distinction.

Philanthropy has enabled the NCH Healthcare System to provide comprehensive, compassionate care for over sixty years.  Your generosity results in state-of-the-art facilities, leading edge technologies and world-class medicine.  We invite you to join us in our mission in "helping everyone live a longer, happier, and healthier life."

For more information on how you can make a difference, please call us at (239) 624-2000.  Thank you for your support!

Renovating The NCH Baker Hospital Downtown Emergency Department


Click here to see a video about why the community needs a renovated downtown emergency department

In 2017, Downtown ER visits exceeded more than 39,700 and patients were cared for by 76 board-certified emergency medicine physicians, advanced practice clinicians and registered nurses specialized in emergency care.

The Downtown facility has not been updated in more than 20 years. Funding the $30 million renovation will deliver high quality critical, emergent and urgent care while maintaining a safe, respectful environment for the people of Collier County. Our goal is to become only the third geriatric-focused emergency department in the country.

• Expanding the ER from 34 to 45 beds with larger treatment rooms

• Redesigning waiting rooms to be more comfortable while featuring charging stations, office space and food options

• Improving patient privacy by with individual glass treatment rooms, replacing the current curtained cubicles

• Creating additional space in nurse stations and physician charting areas to accommodate Smart Room technology and an anticipated ER Residency program

• Rebuilding two trauma rooms with specialized holding areas and add a decontamination room

• Implementing the lean design model for more efficient flow to achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction 

Magnolia Ball 2019

60th Hospital Ball

Celebrating NCH's 1,200 Volunteers

Every day our talented and generous volunteers make the difference in support of our mission of excellence to our patients, their loved ones and our customers. In addition to some of the perks of being an NCH volunteer, giving back to your community is attributed to living a long and fulfilled life. 

Honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires others.

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Honor Your Caregiver

Did someone go the extra mile? Consider making a donation in honor of your physician, nurse, volunteer or other NCH caregiver. Recognizing that special individual through a donation is a great way to say "Thank You."

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Past, Present, Future

"You have to know the past to appreciate the present" Dr. Chris Papadopoulos says. In addition to the gift of his rare and extensive stethoscope collection, Dr. Papadopoulos made a gift to NCH in his estate plans.

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