Straight Talk
A weekly update from management on the issues that matter most.


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • The spirit of giving - through voluntarism and philanthropy—is what makes a community special. Southwest Florida is a prime example as volunteers share their time, treasure and talent to help so many worthwhile institutions in so many nice ways.
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  • Last week, NCH took another giant step on the road to providing full-service, close-to-home healthcare with the opening of the 24-hour Robert, Mariann, and Megan MacDonald Pediatric Emergency Room.
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  • This week I’d like to focus on a disease that strikes someone every 40 seconds and is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. The disease is stroke, which is, in essence a “brain attack” that can happen to anyone at any time. Strokes are also preventable and treatable, especially if caught early. And that’s where NCH comes in.
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  • The field of medicine demands constant, continuous education. Even the most talented, competent caregivers, such as ours at NCH, need to stay current on the most recent advances and technologies in healthcare.
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  • We all know that smoking is bad for you—very bad. But what many people don’t realize is that individuals who have never smoked can still suffer from lung disease. The fact is that pulmonary disease and disability is a misunderstood condition, usually and incorrectly associated only with the ravages of cigarette smoking.
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