Residents of Eastern Collier County have easy access to area hospitals and medical centers. Several medical centers are within an hour’s drive, providing care from annual exams to long-term care and everything in between.
NCH Healthcare System operates two hospitals in Collier County, NCH Downtown Naples Hospital and NCH North Naples Hospital. Between the two, there are 681 beds and over 30,000 patients per year are served by the hospitals’ outstanding physicians. NCH is a not-for-profit 510(c)(3) corporation most known for its Regional Cancer Institute, Shick Heart Center and General David H. and Shirley A. Baker Women & Children’s Pavilion.
In 2010, the hospital won a bounty of awards and was recognized for its achievements several times over. The healthcare system was ranked #1 for overall cardiac services, cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures and was in the top 5 percent in the nation for national GI medical treatment and the top 10 percent for stroke treatment, overall orthopedic services and overall pulmonary services. This is only the tip of the iceberg, as the healthcare system received 40 distinctions in the 2010 calendar year alone. Learn more about the two hospitals at www.nchmd.org.
Collier Health Services (CHS), which operates Marion E. Fether Medical Center in Immokalee, is another health system serving the residents of Eastern Collier County. Marion E. Fether Medical Center was built in 1993 and is CHS Healthcare’s largest health care delivery site. Its services include adult care, diabetic care, immigration physicals, HIV testing and counseling, dental care, radiology, lab tests, dietary evaluations, health education classes, transportation and translation assistance and more.
CHS is a private, not-for-profit health care provider running 11 other facilities outside of Marion E. Fether Medical Center. CHS offers basic primary medical and dental services to over 27,000 patients per year. CHS is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club, the Collier County Department of Health, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the United Way of Collier County, among many other partnerships that allow the organization to expand its services and serve Collier County residents. To learn more about CHS or the Marion E. Fether Medical Center, visit www.collier.org.
Lehigh Regional Medical Center also serves Collier County. Lehigh Regional Medical Center is located in the nearby city of Lehigh Acres, just 15 miles west of Immokalee. This 88-bed facility is served by over 50 physicians. The medical center specializes in anesthesiology, pain management, cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, pulmonology, radiology and urology. To learn more, visit www.lehighregional.com.