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NCH Announces Dr. Robert J. Cubeddu from Cleveland Clinic as President of the NCH Heart Institute and Unveils New Rebrand

NAPLES, Fla. – March 23, 2021 NCH Healthcare System (NCH) announced today that Dr. Robert J. Cubeddu has joined the organization as its new President of the NCH Heart Institute. This news was shared at an event held this morning at the NCH Baker Hospital campus in downtown Naples where the new logo for the NCH Heart Institute was unveiled to staff and the public. These announcements are part of NCH’s strategy to expand its cardiovascular services to meet the needs of patients. The rebrand includes a comprehensive marketing campaign, which highlights NCH’s excellence in cardiac care.

Dr. Cubeddu is a world-renowned cardiologist and comes to NCH from Cleveland Clinic Florida, where he served as Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine and Regional Director of Structural Heart Disease. Dr. Cubeddu brings a reputation of excellence and exemplary quality with extraordinary patient outcomes.

“I speak on behalf of physicians at the NCH Heart Institute in warmly welcoming Dr. Cubeddu to our family of physicians,” said Shona Velamakanni, MD, non-Invasive Cardiologist. “He is known far and wide as a leader in the specialty of cardiology and brings with him a wealth of expertise that will be invaluable to, not only our fellow practitioners, but to our patients as well.”

The NCH Heart Institute is the largest and most award-winning cardiac service in Collier County with Healthgrades naming NCH as one of America’s 100 best for cardiac care six years in a row (2016-2021). Dr. Cubeddu envisions taking the NCH Heart Institute to the next level, creating a health care destination of choice for patients in need of cardiac care from around the globe.

“The NCH Heart Institute physicians and staff have historically worked hard to build a strong foundation,” said Paul Hiltz, President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System. “We look forward to Dr. Cubeddu advancing our cardiac services. His patient experience scores are practically perfect, and his reputation and recruitment resources will establish NCH for growth. Dr. Cubeddu will lead us to becoming a premier destination for cardiac care in the nation.”

Dr. Cubeddu is involved in a multitude of cutting-edge clinical trials, and brings innovation and research to NCH. His focus on education, clinical expertise and advocacy uniquely positions NCH. “The key to providing an exceptional patient experience begins with collaborating with patients, families, and clinical teams for better health and wellness,” said Dr. Cubeddu.

Dr. Cubeddu will lead a team of nearly two dozen highly specialized cardiac providers currently at the NCH Heart Institute with future plans calling for more.

“Meaningful growth requires focusing on collaborative relationship building and the formation of strong multidisciplinary teams,” said Dr. Cubeddu. “I’m excited with the opportunity to lead a world-class cardiac institute in close collaboration with my dear colleagues and our community.”

Dr. Cubeddu will continue to care for patients with complex coronary, structural, congenital and valvular heart disease.