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


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • Sixty years ago, a group of altruistic, socially responsible, and fun-loving friends started a tradition that I’m sure no one dreamed would become Collier County’s longest continuously running annual ball.
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  • NCH’s graduate medical educational (GME) program continues to grow and thrive. Our twenty-nine residents include twelve first-year, twelve second-year, three chief residents and two pharmacy residents are changing our culture. I had the pleasure of meeting with each individually to understand their progress, career goals, and thoughts about our programs.
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  • Patient-centered care is the reason NCH has achieved astounding quality, safety, and outcomes for the patients we serve. Embedded hospitalists collaborating with primary care physicians, consulting with specialists, and focusing on standardization are creating teams that embrace best practices to continue this success, as previously presented in “Straight Talk” on September 27, 2018:
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  • The following op-ed was published by the Naples Daily News on Sunday, October 21, 2018
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  • From one of our three experienced cardiac surgeons, Dr. Stephen D’Orazio, I recently received an inspirational story of teamwork in action that literally saved a young man’s life.
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