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


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • Palliative care is an extremely valuable but underappreciated and underutilized resource for patients and families facing serious illness. Although we live in a culture that avoids thinking about and addressing end-of-life care, everyone should be aware help is readily available when needed. Unfortunately, we will all need help someday.
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  • A good friend shared the following with me, illustrating that pediatric care is always available and close to home (lightly edited for HIPAA compliance).
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  • By many measures, NCH is in the middle of its busiest season ever. Why? Not just the flu or Southwest Florida’s growth, but demonstrated quality. Folks are seeking care from a 5 star healthcare system.
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  • Grand Rounds are an institutional tradition at academic medical centers.
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  • Not many people can say they have literally saved a life, but Wellness Program Coordinator Jordan Muench and her colleagues at the Briggs Wellness Center can join the many medical and emergency-response professionals who have shared this rewarding and exhilarating experience.
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