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The Number of COVID Hospitalizations at NCH Continues its Descent

NCH is cautiously optimistic to report a continuing decline in COVID hospitalizations between our two hospitals. Today, we are treating 120 patients with COVID. We have not seen numbers in this range since the end of July. Despite the improvement for now, we still strongly encourage everyone in our community eligible for a COVID vaccine […]

NCH’s Patient Family Advisory Council Makes a Difference

Council Aims to Improve Hospital Experience for Both Patients and Their Families If you’ve ever had a family member who required hospitalization, you know that the experience can be just as difficult for loved ones as it can be for the patient. Not only are family members often left to navigate an often-confusing maze of medical […]

NAMI Collier to Host Luncheon Featuring Zak Williams

As mental health issues remain in the forefront for so many and especially during the pandemic, NAMI Collier (National Alliance on Mental Illness) continues to bring hope and awareness to the community. With one in five Americas living with a mental health condition, NAMI’s services are needed now more than ever. The raise awareness and […]

Entrepreneurs Invited

ENTREPRENEURS INVITED TO APPLY FOR SHARK TANK ® -STYLE PITCH EVENT IN NAPLES, FLORIDA HOSTED BY ACCANITO CAPITAL GROUP  Calling all Florida entrepreneurs! Accanito Capital Group, a Florida-based private equity firm, today announced they will be hosting a Shark Tank®-style pitch event on October 9 at the Arthrex Innovation Hotel in Naples, Florida. The event gives local entrepreneurs the opportunity […]

There is a Difference Between the “Third Dose” and “Booster” Vaccine for COVID

The FDA as well as multiple medical organizations have reviewed the research regarding a “third dose” of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. At present, the “third dose” is for moderately to severely immunocompromised patients. This is NOT the “booster vaccine.” The “booster vaccine,” which was proposed by the Administration for all Americans, is a different process. The […]


THE GOLISANO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NAPLES NAMES JONATHAN FOERSTER CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) announced today the hiring of Jonathan Foerster as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Foerster’s role will begin on September 1. As COO, Foerster will have a wide swath of responsibilities focused on helping CMON increase its […]

Mosquito Control Experts Detect Widespread West Nile Virus in Area’s Mosquitoes

Collier Mosquito Control District (the District) scientists are finding West Nile virus (WNV) in local mosquitoes caught in traps located in Ave Maria, Immokalee, Golden Gate Estates, and the City of Naples. Residents throughout the county are urged to drain containers of standing water around their homes and to wear repellents when outdoors to protect […]