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Business Structure Evaluation Process Updates

We're currently conducting an evaluation of Lee Health's business structure. Explore all available documents and dive deeper into the process by learning more here. 

Gulf Coast Medical Center Magnet Journey

Welcome from the Chief Nurse at Gulf Coast Medical Center

Darcy AllenWelcome to Gulf Coast Medical Center where we have the privilege to serve our community and provide the very best care.  You are joining a team committed to excellence for our patients, their families and to each other.  We are here to support you along your professional path and will offer you opportunities to grow, learn and experience many different facets of health-care.  I ask that you commit to to excellence through engaging efforts that support quality, safety and the human experience both for our patients, families and team members.  

With Much Respect,


Gulf Coast Medical Center

Gulf Coast Medical Center is a 624 bed acute care hospital that is the largest and most complex in Lee County.  We are the only Trauma, Oncology and Comprehensive Stroke Center in the county and thus serve an integral role in the community.  We continue to expand services and bring new technology to the care we provide.  At the core of Gulf Coast, we are committed to excellence.

View more details about Gulf Coast Medical Center here!

Gulf Coast Medical Center Magnet Journey 

Our Magnet Journey has just begun officially but we have been building the foundation together as a team for the past 2 years.  This starts with empowering staff, building a strong shared governance model, supporting innovation in nursing practice and introducing nursing research.  The American Nurses Credentialing Center developed the Magnet Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing Services. 

The five key components of the Magnet model include: 

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Structural Empowerment
  • Exemplary Professional Practice
  • New Knowledge
  • Innovations & Improvement
  • Empirical Outcomes

Be a part of our Gulf Coast Medical Center Magnet Journey!

Learn more about our nursing opportunities and current job openings!

Gulf Coast Medical Center Magnet