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The mission of NCH Healthcare System is clear: to help everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life.

Exceptional quality care has always been a top priority at NCH. State-of-the-art technology and innovative programs go beyond the scope of traditional medicine, enabling our staff to address a complex range of medical, social, economic and emotional factors that affect the health of our most vulnerable patients.

Private philanthropy is essential in maintaining the level of care that our patients require and deserve. Please consider becoming part of the NCH family and help us continue providing quality health care to all.

Whether you are a grateful patient or a caring friend of NCH or a community partner, there are many ways you can help NCH continue its transformative work.

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Donor Spotlight

Audrey Petersen

Mrs. Audrey Petersen is a wonderful example of success and selflessness. Her visionary gift, providing Smart Room technology for NCH, has transformed healthcare delivery here. Seamless, integrated connectivity from the bedside to the medical record, including monitoring equipment, IV pumps, and other digital inputs, now gives patients and care-givers a safer experience.

Dr. Chris Papadopoulos

"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.

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.”


NCH Healthcare System is focusing on helping not only our patients and community, but our more than 150 staff members who have reported severe damage to their home and property as a result of Hurricane Ian.

As we actively work to provide employee assistance, two funds have been set up to direct contributions.

The Partners in Caring Fund benefits employees in need and the NCH Emergency Response Fund will help the healthcare system cover additional operational costs and capital needs/repairs incurred from Hurricane Ian. Your generosity will help us as we continue the long road to recovery. Thank you for your help.


The NCH Judith and Marvin Herb Family Simulation Center has been awarded a grant opportunity of $1 million by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. To receive this grant, NCH must raise $1 million towards the Herb Family Simulation Center before May 1, 2023. Gifts of any size contributed within the allotted time period to the simulation program will count toward the Schulze Family Foundation challenge grant.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for this generous and visionary grant opportunity,” said Herb Family Simulation Center Medical Director, Douglas W. Harrington, DO, FCCP, and the Penny and Bill Allyn Endowed Chair in Simulation.

“Simulation medicine is a transformational opportunity to elevate patient outcomes, safety, and experience to new levels. It’s an important and impactful investment in our team members, our health system and our community.”

Contributions of all sizes are both welcome and greatly appreciated to help reach the $1 million goal. It is grateful patients and community members like you who provide the resources necessary to help us achieve this type of excellence that you deserve. Will you join us and contribute toward the Schulze Family Foundation challenge today? Your tax-deductible gift can be made online at The impact of your generosity will shape the future of healthcare and build a healthier community.

If you would like to discuss additional methods of giving, please contact the Center for Philanthropy at 239-624-2000.

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.