Happy birthday, NCH!
On March 4, 1956, NCH opened its doors to the public with 50 beds and 10 bassinets. Today, NCH Healthcare System has 713 licensed beds and is a nationally recognized, award-winning system, offering high-quality, state-of-the-art medical care to Collier County residents. NCH Healthcare System was named by U.S. News & World Report as “Best Hospital for 2020-21.”
A few highlights through the decades:
December 21, 1954: Groundbreaking ceremonies held for Naples Memorial Hospital
November 1955: Hospital name officially changes to Naples Community Hospital
March 4, 1956: NCH opens its doors
1966: First expansion doubles the size of the hospital to 100 beds
1970: North Tower completed
1979: South Tower added
1996: Shick Heart Center opens
2006: Medical plaza and Briggs Health Pavilion augment the hospital campus
January 2021: Phase one of the new, two-story emergency department expansion opens
Throughout the decades, NCH has been indebted to every resident who has demonstrated their devotion and generosity in making NCH the premier health care system that it is today.