Increasingly, vacationers are returning from their getaways here on the Gulfshore with a youthful glow, renewed energy and a new bounce in their step. What’s the secret? Perfect sunny days, tranquil nights, healthy and delicious cuisine, and a calendar full of lovely adventures, of course. But often, at least part of the credit goes to the outstanding medical facilities here. Our who’s who of board-certified plastic surgeons and medical specialists, as well as state-of-the-art facilities, have made our region one of America’s destinations of choice for cosmetic, rejuvenation and reconstructive surgery vacations.
Whether the objective is facial or body refinement, vision or dental correction, hip replacement or other elective repair, or even long-term oncology or heart care, health practitioners believe that relaxation in a beautiful and healthful environment can speed the recovery process.
Besides the top-ranked hospitals already serving Southwest Florida, construction continues on several more major hospital and long-term care facilities, including the $202 million expansion of the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers.
This is a great place to get healthy and stay healthy, and a reassuring place to be in the process. It’s a place to celebrate wellness while enjoying all the Gulfshore has to offer.
NAPLES URGENT CARE, 1713 SW Health Parkway, Suite 1, (239) 597-8000. Services include: routine physical examination, exercise stress testing, allergy immunizations, cholesterol screening, diabetes management, on-site laboratory and blood testing, flu shots, congestive heart failure management, osteoporosis, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, workman’s compensation injuries, hypertension management, women’s routine health care, school and sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, cold and flu, and skin cancer evaluation. naplesurgentcareonline.com
NCH DOWNTOWN NAPLES HOSPITAL, 350 Seventh St. N., (239) 624-5000. A complete cardiac care facility with more than 700 physicians. Specializes in progressive cardiac care, oncology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, pediatric emergency medical services and diagnostics. Part of the two-hospital, 715-bed NCH Healthcare System and the recipient of multiple Specialty Excellence Awards. nchmd.org
NCH NORTH NAPLES HOSPITAL, 11190 Health Park Blvd., (239) 552-7000. A 261-bed acute care facility that includes the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Rehabilitation. Also home to The BirthPlace, which includes a Level II neonatal nursery. Part of the two-hospital, 715-bed NCH Healthcare System. nchmd.org
PHYSICIANS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-COLLIER BOULEVARD, 8300 Collier Blvd., (239) 354-6000. This 100-bed, acute-care hospital with all-private rooms has emergency services, pediatric services, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, plus a women’s center and medical offices. physiciansregional.com
PHYSICIANS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-PINE RIDGE, 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 stroke treatment capabilities. physiciansregional.com
PHYSICIANS REGIONAL MEDICAL GROUP, (239) 348-4400. More than 50 physicians practicing at full-service medical clinics in Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island. physiciansregionalmedicalgroup.com
BONITA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, 3501 Health Center Blvd., (239) 949-1050. Comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and surgical center. Endoscopy, pain management rehabilitation, day surgery center, walk-in clinic and lab. Partnered with Lee Memorial Health System and NCH Healthcare System. bonitahealthcenter.com
CAPE CORAL HOSPITAL, 636 Del Prado Blvd., (239) 424-2000. This hospital serves the Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Pine Island communities. The hospital features the area’s largest emergency department and 291 private beds. Services offered include a certified Primary Stroke Center, Special Care Nursery, neurology and gastroenterology. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org LEE CONVENIENT CARE, 1682 NE Pine Island Road, (239) 424-1655. Provides quality, cost-efficient care for children and adults requiring prompt and/or minor emergency care. Appointment or referral is not required. Walk-in care is appropriate when: your primary care doctor is unavailable, you do not have a regular doctor or you have an illness or injury that is not life-threatening and needs prompt care. leememorial.org/convenient-care
URGENT CARE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, 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. urgentcareswfl.com
ESTERO URGENT CARE, 9250 Cork- screw Road, Suite 18, (239) 948-1310. Services include: routine physical examination, exercise stress testing, allergy immunizations, cholesterol screening, diabetes management, on-site laboratory and blood testing, flu shots, congestive heart failure management, osteoporosis, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, workman’s compensation injuries, hypertension management, women’s routine health care, school and sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, cold and flu, and skin cancer evaluation. esterourgentcareonline.com
URGENT CARE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, 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. No appointment necessary. Open seven days a week. urgentcareswfl.com
GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, 9981 S. Health- Park Drive, (239) 343-5000. The only comprehensive child health care facility between Tampa and Miami, as well as the only perinatal intensive care center in the area. Located with- in HealthPark Medical Center, the hospital is committed to delivering superior care to the youngest of patients, their families and the community. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org
GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER, 13681 Doctors 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 include neurology and stroke care, comprehensive cardiovascular care, kidney transplantation, neurosurgery and spine surgery, outpatient rehabilitation, obstetrics, orthopedics and other specialties. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org
HEALTHPARK CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER, 16131 RoseRush Court, (239) 343-7300. A 112-bed skilled nursing home whose goal is to enable patients to return home or progress to a retirement community. Offers 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. leememorial.org
HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, (239) 343-5000. Offering 368 beds, this state-of-the- art hospital is the primary location for Lee Memorial 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, rehabilitation and surgical, and inpatient and outpatient hospital services. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org
LEE CONVENIENT CARE, 4771 S. Cleveland Ave., (239) 343-9800. Provides quality, cost-efficient care for children and adults requiring prompt and/ or minor emergency care. An appointment or referral is not required. Walk-in care is appropriate when: your primary care doctor is unavailable, you do not have a regular doctor or you have an illness or injury that is not life-threatening and needs prompt care. leememorial.org/convenient-care
LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, 2776 Cleveland Ave., (239) 343-2000. A 355-bed hospital, Lee Memorial provides 24- hour emergency and Level II trauma care, All-Star Total Joint Center, neuroscience, oncology, general surgery, urology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and other specialties. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org
REGIONAL CANCER CENTER, 8931 Colonial Center Drive, (239) 343-9500. Provides comprehensive cancer care close to home. Services include mas- sage therapy and PET scan, outpatient infusion area, Florida Cancer Specialists, Florida Gynecologic Oncology and Lee Memorial Health System physician offices. The facility also features a healing garden and meditation area. leememorial.org
THE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL, 2776 Cleveland Ave., (239) 343-3900. Located within Lee Memorial Hospital, the 60-bed hospital provides comprehensive, outcome-oriented medical rehabilitation services to enable adult and pediatric patients to live at their highest level of physical, social and cognitive independence within the community. Part of Lee Memorial Health System. leememorial.org
LEHIGH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, 1500 Lee Blvd., (239) 369-2101. An 88-bed facility. Specialties include cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), radiology, reconstructive surgery and urology. The Fast Track is an extension of the Emergency Department for treating less-urgent conditions in a timely manner. lehighregional.com