October 20, 2014

Visitors Guide: Health Care

Who says you can’t combine a youthful glow from the sun and fresh air with a whole new, rejuvenated face and body? Certainly not us. Imagine returning home from your vacation with a bounce in your step and looking 10 years younger!

Our Who’s Who of board-certified plastic surgeons and medical specialists, with state-of-the-art facilities in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and the islands, have made our Gulfshore the destination of choice for rejuvenation and reconstructive surgery vacations.

Whether the objective is facial or body rejuvenation, vision or dental correction, hip replacement or other elective repair, or even long-term oncology or heart care, physicians believe that relaxation in a beautiful and healthful environment can maximize the results and speed the recovery process. Many surgeons offer full-service concierge staffs to arrange your accommodations, transportation and activities.

NAPLES

Physicians Regional Medical Center
, 8300 Collier Blvd., (239) 354-6000. This 100-bed, acute-care hospital with all-private rooms has emergency services, pediatric and obstetrical services, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, plus a women’s center and medical offices. Part of the Physicians Regional Healthcare System. www.physiciansregional.net.

Physicians Regional Medical Center, 6101 Pine Ridge Road, (239) 348-4000. This 101-bed facility provides general medical and surgical care for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room patients. Emphasis in orthopedic surgery, general and minimally invasive surgery, plastic surgery, colorectal, urology, neurology and cardiac care, as well as recently expanded stroke treatment capabilities. Part of the Physicians Regional Healthcare System. www.physiciansregional.net.

Physicians Regional Medical Group, 25 physicians practicing at five full-service medical clinics in Naples and Bonita Springs. Ten were honored by Gulfshore Life as Top Doctors, as determined from surveys completed by Castle Connolly Medical in New York. www.physiciansregionalmedicalgroup.com.

NCH Naples Hospital, 350 Seventh St. N., (239) 436-5000. A complete cardiac care facility with more than 500 participating physicians. Specializes in progressive cardiac care, oncology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, pediatric emergency medical services and diagnostics. Part of the two-hospital, 608-bed NCH Healthcare System and the recipient of multiple Specialty Excellence Awards, including: Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Clinical Excellence. www.nchmd.org.

NCH North Naples Hospital, 11190 HealthPark Blvd., (239) 552-7000. A 261-bed acute care facility and home to The Birth Center, which includes a level II neonatal nursery, Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, and the Brookdale Center for Aging. Part of the two-hospital, 608-bed NCH Healthcare System. www.nchmd.org.

BONITA SPRINGS

Bonita Community Health Center
, 3501 Health Center Blvd., (239) 949-1050. Comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and surgical center. Radiology, endoscopy, pain management rehabilitation, day surgery center, walk-in clinic, on-site pharmacy and lab partnered with Lee Memorial Health System and NCH Healthcare System. www.bonitahealthcenter.com.

CAPE CORAL

Cape Coral Hospital
, 636 Del Prado Blvd., (239) 574-2323. This hospital serves the Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Pine Island communities. One of the “100 Top Hospitals” in the United States for orthopedics, the hospital features the area’s largest emergency department and 291 private beds. Services offered include a Joint Commission Certified Diabetes Program, Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, Lee Health Solutions (for those with chronic health problems), Special Care Nursery, oncology, urology, endocrinology and gastroenterology. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. www.leememorial.org.

Urgent Care Center of Southwest Florida
, Cay West Pavilion, 1708 Cape Coral Parkway W., Suite 2, (239) 333-3333. State-of-the-art urgent care center. Offers an alternative to emergency room visits for non-life-threatening issues such as flu, migraines, sprains, fractures and lacerations. No appointment necessary. Open seven days a week.

ESTERO

Urgent Care Center of Southwest Florida, Estero Medical Center, 10201 Arcos Ave., Suite 105, (239) 333-2273. State-of-the-art urgent care center. Offers an alternative to emergency room visits for non-life-threatening issues such as flu, migraines, sprains, fractures and lacerations. Specialties available on-site: allergy and immunology, dermatology, ENT, family practice, internal medicine, orthopedics including physical therapy and pain management, and full radiology services—CAT scan, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. No appointment necessary. Open seven days a week. www.urgentcareswfl.com.

FORT MYERS

The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, (239) 433-7799. The only comprehensive child health care facility between Tampa and Miami, as well as the only perinatal intensive care center in the area. Located within HealthPark Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital is committed to delivering superior care to our youngest of patients, their families and the community. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. www.leememorial.org.

Gulf Coast Medical Center
, 13681 Doctor’s Way, (239) 343-1000. A state-of-the-art facility consisting of 349 beds, all-new private rooms, a 43-bed emergency room and 22 larger operating rooms. Services will include neurology and stroke care, comprehensive cardiovascular care, kidney transplantation, neurosurgery and spine surgery, outpatient rehabilitation, obstetrics, orthopedics, oncology, wound care and other specialties. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. www.leememorial.org.

HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center
, 16131 RoseRush Court, (239) 433-4647. A 112-bed skilled nursing home whose goal is to enable patients to return home or progress to a retirement community. Offering all the services of a skilled nursing facility, including a full range of rehabilitative and subacute services, yet is adjacent to Lee Memorial Hospital’s HealthPark Medical Center, ensuring the best emergency medical care 24 hours a day.

HealthPark Medical Center
, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, (239) 433-7799. Offering 270 beds, this state-of-the-art hospital is the primary location for Lee Memorial Health System’s Heart and Vascular Institute. It is also a designated Chest Pain Center and home to the new Endovascular Suite for endovascular neurosurgery. Services include cardiac, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation and surgical, and inpatient and outpatient hospital services. Part of Lee Memorial Health System, www.leememorial.org.

Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave., (239) 332-1111. Lee Memorial Hospital was recognized as a “100 Top Hospitals” for stroke, orthopedics and intensive care. A 367-bed hospital, Lee Memorial provides 24-hour emergency and Level II trauma care, All-Star Joint Center, neuroscience, bariatric, senior behavioral health, oncology, diagnostic imaging, general surgery, urology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and other specialties. Part of Lee Memorial Health System, www.leememorial.org.

Regional Cancer Center
, 8931 Colonial Center Drive, (239) 343-9500. The Center provides comprehensive cancer care close to home. Services include radiation therapy and PET/CT scan, outpatient infusion area, 21st Century Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists, Florida Gynecologic Oncology and LMHS physician offices. The facility also features a healing garden and meditation area. www.leememorial.org.

The Rehabilitation Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave., (239) 332-1111. Located within Lee Memorial Hospital, the 60-bed Rehab Hospital provides comprehensive, outcome-oriented medical rehabilitation services to enable patients to live at their highest level of physical, social and cognitive independence within the community. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. www.leememorial.org.

LEHIGH ACRES

Lehigh Regional Medical Center
, 1500 Lee Blvd., (239) 369-2101. An 88-bed facility. Specialties include cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), pediatrics, radiology, reconstructive surgery, urology. The Fast Track is an extension of the Emergency Department for treating less urgent conditions in a timely manner. Part of Health Management Associates (HMA).
www.lehighregional.com/default.aspx.

PORT CHARLOTTE

Fawcett Memorial Hospital
, 21298 Olean Blvd., (941) 629-1181. Fawcett Memorial Hospital and its medical staff represent a broad range of services in many different medical, surgical, diagnostic and rehabilitation specialties. Designated as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission. Part of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a national healthcare system. www.fawcetthospital.com.

Peace River Regional Medical Center
, 2500 Harbor Blvd., (239) 766-4122. Facilities include North Port Health Park and Murdock Medical Park. Offers a sports-specific program, Level II neonatal intensive care unit, center for balance disorders, bariatric surgery program, primary stroke center and a neuro-surgical/orthopedic center of excellence. Only licensed obstetric and pediatric units in Charlotte County. www.peaceriverregional.com.

ENGLEWOOD

Englewood Community Hospital, 700 Medical Blvd., (941) 475-6571. An accredited chest pain center with 125 physicians serving Charlotte and Sarasota counties. An HCA facility with specialized services available through its emergency care center, women’s wellness center, joint center and sleep disorder center. Consult-a-Nurse service 24 hours a day. www.englewoodcommhospital.com.

PUNTA GORDA

Charlotte Regional Medical Center
, 809 E. Marion Ave., (941) 639-3131. As the area’s first and only comprehensive acute care cardiac facility, Charlotte Regional’s Top 100 distinctions and Excellence Awards honor both the medical staff and the hospital staff for outstanding achievement in progressive heart care. An HMA facility. www.charlotteregional.com.

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