How can I contact you?
We would love to hear from you. Please contact us by phone or email, using the information below:
How many nurses do you employ?
Lee Health is the largest employer in Southwest Florida. We employ over 2500 nurses in acute care and almost 3000 system-wide in areas such as physician offices, walk-in centers, our own home health agency, a skilled nursing facility and outpatient facilities.
See how our nurses drive patient care by visiting The Clinical Practice Council (CPC) web pages.
What kind of representation do nurses have at leadership level?
Donna Giannuzzi, RN, MBA, CNAA, BC, is our Chief Patient Care Officer. She has been instrumental in the empowerment of our staff nurses, is the visionary behind our daily practice and believes passionately in the art of nursing. Learn more about how Lee Health is led by this compassionate and dynamic nursing leader by visiting the Chief Nursing Officer's home page.
The chair of our Clinical Practice Council, a staff-nurse populated council dedicated to reviewing and improving nursing practice, sits on the Senior Nursing Leadership Council and represents our staff nurses at many Leadership level meetings. Learn more about our Clinical Practice Council.
How does Lee Health support it's nurses?
We support our nurses in a variety of ways, with economic, educational and personal benefits.
Our Human Resources website outlines the economic benefits we offer employees such as paid time off, tuition reimbursement and on-site day care centers, to name a few.
Education is a priority here at Lee Health. Beginning with hospital orientation and continuing seamlessly through the development of individualized orientation programs for each nurse, our leaders and Clinical Educators work together to support all of our employees.
Our nurses are supported in another way that can't be measured in dollars or given a grade. We value every single employee as an integral member of the healthcare team. Our leadership recognizes the vital role that nurses play in integrating compassion and caring into the technological world of healthcare. We also know that it is the staff nurse making sound decisions based on clinical evidence that enables a good health care system to become an excellent system. We practice what we preach. Come see our nurses in action.
What kind of community partnerships do you have?
We have strong ties to our community because we consider ourselves an integral part of it. We feel so strongly about this that it is part of our mission statement.
partner with many organizations to raise money for critically
needed programs such as the United Way, American Heart
Association, and American Cancer Society. We give our time and
experience as educators at area health fairs and are often
involved in their organization.
What kind of orientation do you offer to nurses?
We offer all nurses a comprehensive, individualized orientation program by using Performance Based Development System (PBDS) assessments to develop each orientation plan. This ensures that we give each nurse the personal attention necessary to succeed.
To learn more about nursing orientation, click here.
To learn more about the PBDS assessments, click here.
Do you hire new graduate nurses?
Yes. We believe nursing professionalism includes mentoring the next generation. That's why we not only offer a variety of formal nurse residency programs after graduation, but also partner with local schools in providing experienced nurses as preceptors for students during their practical nursing courses.
To learn more about the nurse residency programs, click here.
Does Lee Health have professional nursing educators?
education is so highly valued at Lee Health, we
have developed an
efficient yet comprehensive approach to meeting the educational
needs of our nurses. We have unit-based
Nurse Educators, Resident Development
Specialists (RDS) and Clinical Education Specialists.
Do you have nurse residency programs?
Yes. We offer comprehensive Nurse Residency Programs in many nursing specialty areas. Click here to learn more about the Nursing Residency Program.
You can talk to a Nurse Recruiter for more information by calling 239-424-3500, or email us at HR@leememorial.org.