November 2018 Health Matters

The latest news on the health and wellness issues that matter most • Novem Health Matters New NCH Free Standing Emergency Department coming to Bonita Springs-Estero area st news on the health and wellness issues that matter most • November 2018

N CH Chief Operating Officer Phil Dutcher has announced NCH Healthcare Bonita, a new NCH Healthcare facility in Bonita Springs, is slated for an early December 2018 opening. “NCH is extremely excited about bringing more high-quality healthcare services to south Lee County residents,” says Dutcher. “Every day, the majority of the residents and visitors from the Bonita/Estero community in need of medical services travel to an NCH facility to receive care.” This new medical center together with the existing NCH facility on Bonita Beach Road will provide individuals in these communities with the five-star care they have come to expect from NCH. “We want to ensure that the residents in south Lee County continue to have a choice for their healthcare needs,” says Dutcher. The $34 million NCH-funded facility will be

located at U.S. 41 and Walden Center Drive, west of U.S. 41 and south of Coconut Road and will bring 80 new jobs to the community. The two-story, 41,000 square-foot outpatient facility will be set on a 4-acre parcel. The first floor will offer a 12-bed, full-service, 24/7 emergency room and a comprehensive outpatient imaging center offering MRI, CT, 3-D mammography, ultrasound and digital x-ray imaging. The second floor of the facility, scheduled to open in January or February 2019, will house six NCH Physician Group primary care and specialty care physician offices, as well as outpatient surgery and endoscopy services. These outpatient services will feature advanced surgical suites that can be utilized as either outpatient surgery suites or endoscopy suites. Shawn Patterson, MD, has been named Emergency Room (ER) Medical Director, with Wendell McClurg III, RN, serving as Assistant

Director of Emergency Services. Other staff will include registered nurses (RNs), radiology technicians, ER nurses, respiratory therapists, operating room RNs, nurse practitioners and office staff. In its ongoing effort to meet the growing healthcare needs of southwest Florida, NCH opened one of the first free-standing emergency departments in southwest Florida in November 2015. The free standing emergency department at NCH Healthcare Northeast, located at the intersection of S.R. 951 and Immokalee Road, sees approximately 22,000 patients per year, is one of the nation’s leaders in patient satisfaction (95th percentile), and has among the best door-to-doctor times in the industry. The best practices used to create the efficient, innovative and successful model of emergency care at NCH Healthcare Northeast will be duplicated at NCH Healthcare Bonita.

NCH Healthcare Bonita will be located at 24040 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

NCH Healthcare Bonita Features: 12-bed, Full-Service 24/7 Emergency Room Outpatient Imaging Center

• MRI • CT • 3-D Mammography • Ultrasound • Digital X-Ray

NCH Physician Group • Primary Care Offices • Specialty Care Physician Offices

Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Services with Advanced Surgical Suites

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