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


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • 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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  • Congratulations Southwest Florida on again being the healthiest and happiest region with the longest life expectancy in the nation. The Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) ranked first for the third year in a row by the Gallop-Sharecare MSA rankings. www.nchmd.org/GallopSharecareRankings
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  • Recently, I experienced a ride in the back of an ambulance as a “patient” was being resuscitated, having had a “staged” cardiac arrest on the Naples campus of Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW).
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  • 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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