April 28 , 2017

Heartfelt Gratitude for Health Professionals

Jim Nathan

Jim Nathan

Hospitals, doctors’ offices, and outpatient medical facilities are places that mean different things to different people. For a new mom and dad, there may be excitement, hope and joy. For the family whose loved one is fighting a life-threatening illness or injury, there may be fears, anxiety and sadness. For the people who choose to work in these various health care settings they become places to share their life’s passion and compassion for others. Lee Health is blessed to have women and men in each of our four hospitals, two specialty hospitals and many other facilities throughout Southwest Florida who devote their careers to caring for others.

Choosing a career in health care often means long days—late nights and early mornings. It provides the opportunity to witness life’s best and worst moments. Days and nights can be undoubtedly draining—emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. But the passion of caring for others, the dedication and pride keeps our team members coming back day after day, night after night.

During the month of May, as we celebrate National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week, we proudly acknowledge and share our appreciation for our dedicated, compassionate, caring staff and nurses. It takes the dedication of the entire team—from those who work behind the scenes like plant operations to housekeeping, security, food and nutrition services, and the front-line caregivers and doctors throughout Lee Health—to make our hospitals and health system successful and to ensure our patients’ safety and well-being.

We are grateful today, this week, this month and every day and night for our team of caring people, inspiring health.


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Jim Nathan

President, Lee Health

Thank you for your support. Together we are Caring People. Inspiring Health.