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THE FINAL DECISION IS IN: NCH Cardiac Institute brings controversy to downtown.

The City Council’s approval of a controversial Heart and Stroke institute signals a significant development for downtown Naples. Plans involve replacing the Telford Building at NCH Baker Hospital to expand cardiac care services in Southwest Florida. Despite initial skepticism, residents like Joe Frick believe the institute will be crucial for saving lives in the thriving community. Hospital leaders are currently working to secure final funding, aiming to open the new cardiac center by 2026. The decision comes after months of debate and negotiation, with city leaders ultimately supporting the project’s advancement. Read More >

Fox4 covers Approval for controversial Heart and Stroke institute in Naples.