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Caring for our Veterans - Cape Coral Hospital

From 1979 to 1993, Darryl Boulden served in the U.S. Air Force—but after 14 years of service, today Darryl, like many veterans, needs help. “It seems like they are out there in the street, and we have problems like PTSD and depression, and we need people to help us out. It was a need Lee Health responded to—after partnering with the American Red Cross, Cape Coral Hospital now offers a veteran’s support program, making it the first non-VA hospital in our area to offer this assistance to veterans. “What it means is, when a veteran is in the hospital at Cape Coral Hospital, we have the American Red Cross visit them to explain to them what services are available. We would love to see this rolled out with our other hospitals in the community,” said Dr. Larry Antonucci, President, and CEO of Lee Health. With more than 50,000 veterans living in Lee County, health experts hope the program will offer them the help they need after leaving the hospital. “The veterans are so important to us, and we appreciate the sacrifices that they’ve made, and this is just a small way for us to be able to open a door for them and get them the resources they need and deserve,” said Dr. Antonucci. An effort, Darryl hopes will save lives. “That’s the part we need is the help and someone to lend a hand and talk to us. We are losing 22 veterans a day to suicide. As I say, I’m this far from being homeless myself, so this would help me greatly,” said Darryl. A program to serve those who served us. View More Health Matters video segments at Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit