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


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • Teamwork, collaboration, education, and best-practices—all focused on patient-centered care—were beautifully validated recently at NCH’s monthly Cardiac Cath Conference led by Dr. Tracey Roth.
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  • When success and selflessness come together, communities and institutions benefit. NCH was conceived and supported for over sixty-three years by altruistic folks who wanted to help fellow citizens in their community benefit from local hospital care. Our mission has evolved from being a traditional repair shop to an innovative system focused on prevention, just as our facilities have grown and transformed from a frontier to rural to community hospital and now a Mayo Clinic affiliated academic healthcare system.
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  • We asked our team leaders, “Why we do what we do.” With their answers, we created a word cloud reflecting common replies.
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  • 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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