NCH Healthcare System

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The NCH Healthcare System is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation serving Collier County and surrounding areas. NCH has evolved over the last fifty years, becoming one of the most progressive healthcare systems in the country, embracing new technology and evidence-based medicine. NCH offers a wide range of services, physicians and locations. the NCH Healthcare System employs over 210 providers under its Physician Group, has an alliance of over 600 independent physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County.

Our physicians see patients about 3 million times a year. Patients visit our two hospitals for care about 25,000 times a year. We celebrate the birth of about 3,600 bouncing new babies annually. Our 24/7 ERs and several outpatient centers help patients 200,000 times a year.

In addition to our two hospitals, one in downtown Naples and one in North Collier, we are fighting cancer at the NCH Regional Cancer Institute and heart disease with NCH Regional Heart Institute's Code Save-A-Heart Program, through the use of explicit proven protocols, to save more lives and achieve one of the lowest mortality rates in the country. The Foglia Stroke Center located at the Naples campus was opened in February 2003 bringing innovative, intra-cranial clot busting techniques, dubbed the "Brain Attack Program", to victims of stroke. The General David H. and Shirley A. Baker Women & Children's Pavilion at the North Collier campus, houses all obstetrical, newborn and pediatric services, and the NCH Healthcare System remains committed to providing quality family-centered maternity care.

Statistics & Facts

  • Established approximately 60 years ago
  • Largest non-governmental employer in Collier County
  • Not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization
  • 716 beds located on two campuses
  • First and only Open Heart Surgery Program in Collier County
  • First Mayo Clinic Care Network member in Florida and southeastern US
  • Ranked among the Best Hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Vital Annual Statistics
  • 39,000 inpatient & observation admissions, 111,000 emergency visits and 3,600 births
  • 11,800 surgeries and 405 open heart surgeries
  • Provides 97% of indigent care in Collier County
  • 61% of patients treated are Medicare and 9% are Medicaid
  • 74% market share in Collier County and 53% in Bonita and Estero
  • 4,300 employees and 1,100 volunteers
  • Approximately 210 employed physicians and allied professionals
  • 775 staff physicians


  • Inpatient: Medical, surgical, cardiac, orthopedic, pediatric, obstetrics,rehabilitative, psychiatric, oncology, emergency treatment, diagnostics
  • Outpatient: Rehabilitation, home care, urgent care, wound healing,infusion therapy, wellness centers, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes educationalservices and 34 physician offices

Our Community

  • Primary service area includes Collier County with 339,642 permanent residents
  • Secondary service area includes Bonita & Estero with 80,000 permanent residents
  • Approximately 12% of patients treated live outside our primary and secondary service area
  • NCH offers numerous programs & resources to the community which include health seminars, community health fairs, free diagnostic screening, heart programs through
  • American Heart Association (annual Heart Walk), cancer survival awareness, patient support groups, pastoral care services, and sponsor and support of clinical nursing schools
  • Total community benefit expense approximates $35 million annually
  • NCH is an active participant with the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier Countywhich has developed programs for drowning prevention, childhood obesity, safe sleep efforts and breastfeeding programs

Our Vision and Mission

  • VISION – NCH will be a World Class Leader of Excellence in Healthcare
  • MISSION – Helping People live a Longer, Happier & Healthier Life
  • CORE VALUE – Excellence in every patient experience

Accomplishments and Recognition

  • American Heart Association “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Designation 2017
  • Agency for Healthcare Administration Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation 2015
  • Blue Zones Project Worksite Certification, 2017
  • Truven Healthcare Analytics: 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital, 2014 (
  • US News & World Report: Ranked #10 in FL, 2016; Ranked #9 in FL, 2015
  • Most Wired: 2012 - 2017 (
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Open Heart Surgery for Blocked Arteries) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 (
  • The Leapfrog Group: Awarded Hospital Safety Score “A,” 2014, 2015 (
  • Pathway to Excellence®: Third hospital in FL & only hospital in the region, 2013
  • HealthGrades: #1 in Florida for Overall Cardiac Care 2010, 2013;
  • #1 in Florida for Coronary Interventional Procedures, 2010-2013
  • Voted Best Doctors, Nurses, Image, and Reputation by National Research
  • Corp. - Consumer Choice Award, 2013


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