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NCH, Lee Health mark COVID anniversary

Posted at 7:54 AM, Mar 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 12:40:35-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Leaders and healthcare workers from the Lee Health and Naples Community Hospital systems marked two years of the Coronavirus crisis in Southwest Florida on Tuesday.

Speakers discussed the impacts COVID-19 has had on the health systems, healthcare workers and community.

Those scheduled to attend included Dr. Larry Antonucci, President & Chief Executive Officer of Lee Health; Paul Hiltz, President & Chief Executive Officer of NCH Healthcare System; Dr. Shyam Kapadia, Pulmonologist & Critical Care Specialist at Lee Health and Ilia Echevaria, PhD, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for NCH North Naples Hospital and Director of the NCH COVID Response Team.

Dr. Antonucci lead the assembled group in a moment of silence for the 1,416 people in the Lee Health jurisdiction who died of COVID-19 complications. He said more than 26,000 Lee Health patients have survived the infection.

Look for a summary of their speech on this page and on Fox 4 News.