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Overview

Our origins can be traced to the Fall of 1916 when a group of community leaders set aside 300 dollars, and donated lumber from the dismantled Court House, to build the first hospital in Fort Myers. That first hospital, Lee County Hospital, a two story, four room, 10 bed, wooden building was the beginning of community health care in our area.

Today, Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital, and two speciality hospitals: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital. With a total of 1426 beds, and over 1 million patient contacts each year, this makes Lee Health the largest public health system in the state of Florida, receiving no direct tax support.

Supported by more than 13,000 dedicated employees and 4,500 volunteers and auxilians, Lee Health remains the bedrock of our community by offering acute care, emergency care, rehabilitative and diagnostic services, health and wellness education, community outreach and advocacy programs throughout the five county region. We continue to invest back into our community to improve facilities, add services and extending care to those who need it most - in their own back yard.

In over 100 years since opening our first hospital, our dedication to our community - the people with whom we live and work - has been at the core of Lee Health's mission, values and strategic planning principles.

We are Lee Health: Caring People. Inspiring Health.

 

Mission , Vision, and Values

Our Mission:

To be a trusted partner, empowering healthier lives through care and compassion

Our Vision:

To inspire hope and be a national leader for the advancement of health and healing

Our Values:

 

 

Awards

2018

April 2018

 

  • HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center Recognized for Quality
    American Health Care Associates (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) recognized HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center for their achievement in the 2017 Quality Initiative Recognition Program. In addition to the AHCA Certificate of Achievement, HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center again received an overall five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

 

February 2018

 

  • Lee Health Recognized as One of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2018
    February 2018 - Lee Health’s diversity is recognized among some of the largest and most recognizable companies, including Coca-Cola, Apple, Amazon.com, Walt Disney and Starbucks, as part of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2018” list. Lee Health ranked 58 out of 250 companies and is the ninth highest ranked health care provider and the second highest ranked organization in Florida.

 

2017

December 2017

 

  • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Named a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group
    December 2017 - For the second year in a row, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been named a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Only 10 children’s hospitals in the country - four in Florida - earned this prestigious distinction, which highlights each hospital’s highest commitment to safety and quality care of children.

 

November 2017

 

  • Lee Health Hospitals Rank in IBM Watson Health's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2018
    November 2017 - Lee Health’s Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are ranked in IBM Watson Health’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2018. Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are included on the Teaching Hospitals without Cardiovascular Residency Program list, and have been included on the list for six years.
  • Lee Health is First Healthcare System in US to Offer Heart-Check Certified Meals
    November 2017 - Lee Health is the first health care system in the United States to offer select menu items Heart-Check certified by the American Heart Association®. Seven menu items have been Heart-Check certified and are available to patients, visitors and staff in Lee Health’s hospitals in Southwest Florida, including Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital.
  • HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center Listed as a 2017-18 Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report
    November 2017 - HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center has been listed as a 2017-18 Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report, receiving a five-star rating. Only 15% of the facilities that U.S. News rated achieved “Top Performing” status by earning an overall rating of at least 4.5 stars. Last year, HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center was one of only four facilities in Lee County that earned “Top Performing” status in the ratings (20 Lee County facilities were rated).
  • Lee Health Behavioral Health Center Receives 2017 5-Star Performance Award
    November 2017 - Lee Health Behavioral Health Center received the 2017 5-Star Performance Award presented by the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN). The award was presented at a special ceremony in November during the organization’s 20th Anniversary celebration. This is the second consecutive year Lee Health Behavioral Health Center has received the award.

 

August 2017

 

  • U.S. News Rates Lee Health Hospitals as High Performing
    August 2017 - Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center earned recognition as a 2017 Best Regional Hospital, ranking #14 in Florida by U.S. News & World Report. The two hospitals (combined) earned “High Performance” ratings in five medical procedures and conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center earned “High Performance” ratings in COPD and heart failure.

 

July 2017

 

  • Lee Health Ranks in Top 6% of America’s 500 Best Employers
    July 2017 - Lee Health is included among some of the world’s most recognizable organizations, including Costco, Google, Mayo Clinic and Facebook, as part of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Employers 2017” list. Lee Health ranked 29 out of 500 large companies across the country, and is the eighth highest ranked health care provider and the second highest ranked organization in Florida.

 

 

  • Four Lee Hospitals Named 2017 Most Wired for Four Consecutive Years
    July 2017 - All four Lee Health acute care hospitals are among the 2017 Most Wired, according to the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released recently by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. According to the survey, technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health. Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital have been named Most Wired for the past four years by the AHA Health Forum.

 

June 2017

 

  • Lee Health Earns Inaugural Perinatal Quality Improvement Award
    June 2017 - Lee Health has been awarded the inaugural Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) John Curran Quality Improvement Award for its efforts in decreasing maternal morbidity. In application for this award, Lee Health submitted its quality improvement project titled “Decreasing Maternal Morbidity in a Multi Hospital System.”

 

May 2017

 

  • Lee Health Hospitals’ Stroke Care Earns Quality Achievement Awards
    May 2017 - Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital earned the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s (ASA) Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes success in implementing evidence-based guidelines and delivering excellent care for stroke patients. Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center were also recognized with Target: Stroke Honor Roll – Elite Plus awards, and Lee Memorial Hospital received the Target: Stroke Honor Roll recognition. These awards acknowledge hospitals’ exceptional performance in administration of clot-busting tPA medication, which significantly reduces disability after stroke.

 


2016

July 2016

 

  • July 2016: Gulf Coast Medical Center has earned the 2016 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, a leading provider of consumer information about physicians and hospitals.
    The local hospital also received five-star ratings (the highest available from Healthgrades) for C-section and vaginal delivery services. The Labor and Delivery Excellence Award places Gulf Coast Medical Center in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the care provided to mothers during labor and delivery. 

    Gulf Coast Medical Center is one of 118 facilities to earn the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. According to Healthgrades’ analysis and statistics for 2012-2014 (which is the data used to determine 2016 award recipients), patients treated in hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award have, on average, a 36.3% lower risk of experiencing complications while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.
  • July 2016: Four Lee Hospitals Named 2016 Most Wired for Three Consecutive Years

    All four acute care hospitals in Lee Health are among the 2016 Most Wired, according to the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released recently by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. According to the survey, technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions. Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital have been named Most Wired for the past three years by the AHA Health Forum.

    For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com 

 

 

  • White Coat of Quality Award Three Years in a Row

    May, 2016 - For three consecutive years, Lee Health has been honored with the Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award which recognizes dedication to continually improving data quality and patient safety in electronic prescribing of medications. The health system is one of only 16 organizations nation-wide to achieve this recognition.
    Quality assurance in medication e-prescribing is an essential tool for creating a safer health care system. Medication E-Prescribing electronically communicates prescriptions to a patient’s preferred pharmacy in the community. Rapid communication of prescriptions reduces delays in filling them and improves the quality and continuity of care. Patients are also offered the convenience of picking up their prescriptions at one of four Lee Pharmacy locations upon discharge from Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital.

 

May 2016

 

  • Lee Health Hospitals Earn Quality Achievement Awards for Stroke Care

    May, 2016 - Gulf Coast Medical Center, Cape Coral Hospital, Lee Memorial Hospital earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Additionally, these hospitals were recognized with Target Stroke Honor Roll awards, recognizing exceptional performance in administration the clot busting medication Alteplase, which significantly reduces disability after stroke. Time is brain, so it is very important to administer this drug as quickly as possible when indicated.

    To receive the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators and 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures. The Gold Level is awarded for 24 consecutive months of performance achievement.

    These measures include aggressive use of medications, preventative treatments, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients.

 


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