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CORONAVIRUS
(COVID-19) UPDATE:

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DAILY UPDATE:

Updated at noon daily

COVID-19 Testing

As of today, Friday, April 10th:

  • NCH has sent a total of 1942 specimens for testing since the onset of the virus.
  • NCH is treating 27 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Most recently, NCH saw 313 patients through our virtual platforms.
  • NCH has discharged 46 COVID-19 inpatients with directions to self-isolate as they continue to improve.  
  • Currently, there is 1 employee quarantined from NCH Baker Hospital. 
  • 17 employees are quarantined from NCH North Naples Hospital. 
  • Additionally, 2 employees are self-quarantined due to recent travel.
  • NCH currently has 11 employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 due to community or travel related exposure. NCH has had 0 employees test positive for work place exposure.  

a message of hope from CEO Paul Hiltz

In this challenging time for our community we need your help. We are requesting donations for the following items:

  • Masks (any kind)
  • Gloves
  • Gowns/suits (Tyvek or any suits)
  • Hoods
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Booties
  • Face masks and/or goggles
  • Cleaning supplies (Clorox & Lysol)

Please deliver supplies Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to NCH Central Campus
(2157 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34109). Our security guard will receive the items.

Our SWFL Stronger Together collaborative campaign with Lee Health officially launched this week. The philanthropic effort will help fund the elevated supply of certain critical resources and equipment that such as ventilators, protective gear, drive thru testing sites among others. Please visit swfltogether.org for more details.

MORE NCH COVID UPDATES

FACILITY CLOSURES

Both NCH Wellness (Briggs and Whitaker) facilities remain closed and all memberships will be put on hold during this time. We are also postponing screening visits at all NCH Imaging locations. This will include mammogram, bone density, CT cardiac score and CT chest screening exams. Patients with existing appointments will be contacted and rescheduled. We have also consolidated NCH Immediate Care operations to our Vanderbilt and Southeast sites for those needing to be seen. Patients are able to gain access to care 7 days per week and are encouraged to save their place in line through our “wait at home” queue. This consolidation was made in an abundance of caution to reduce the total number of patients seen at any one location.

ELECTIVE PROCEDURES​

Over the past few days our leadership team has met with physician chairs and their colleagues, including surgeons and other physicians at NCH. We have reviewed the Surgeon General’s recommendations, along with receiving their feedback, and have made the decision to postpone and/or reschedule all elective surgeries and procedures effective Thursday, March 19. Each physician will be responsible for sharing this communication with their patients. Business will remain as usual for all urgent or emergent procedures and surgical cases. ​

Visitor Policy

We have restricted all visitors effectively immediately, however we recognize that there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, visitors will be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath). Exceptions include the following:

  • Pediatric visitors are limited to parents and/or guardians; maximum of 2 people per patient. One parent/guardian may sleep in the room overnight.
  • Birthplace visitors are limited to one support person per patient.
  • Emergency Room visitors are encouraged to wait outside the hospital. Visitors who cannot wait outdoors will wear a surgical mask and wash their hands. Visitors who cannot/will not wear a surgical mask properly will be politely excused from the building.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) may have one birth parent plus one significant other.

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