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Lee Health Overview

Fort Myers, FL
10000+ employees
1916
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
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Year round warm weather in a peaceful, unspoiled environment...get this AND a rewarding career with Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL. Lee Health is the leading provider of health care in Southwest Florida and has served the citizens of Lee County and surrounding communities since ... Read more

Mission: Lee Health Mission…
To be a trusted partner, empowering healthier lives through care and compassion.

Our Vision…
To inspire hope and be a national leader for the advancement of health and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Coronavirus Update: Where Should I Go for Care? Listen in as President and CEO of Lee Health Larry Antonucci, MD, MBA, provides valuable information about treatment options for the southwest Florida community. We are temporarily offering FREE Telehealth to enable patients to stay home and get medical care. Learn more at http://LeeTelehealth.org. Video: https://vimeo.com/396758489

  • Lee Health core values: Respect, Compassion, Education, and Excellence

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Lee Health – Why Work With Us?


Health System Overview

Our origins can be traced to the Fall of 1916 when a group of community leaders set aside 300 dollars, and donated lumber from the dismantled Court House, to build the first hospital in Fort Myers. That first hospital, Lee County Hospital, a two story, four room, 10 bed, wooden building was the beginning of community health care in our area.

Today, Lee Health, formerly Lee Memorial Health System, consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital, and two speciality hospitals: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital. With a total of 1426 beds, and over 1 million patient contacts each year, this makes Lee Health the largest public health system in the state of Florida, receiving no direct tax support.

Supported by more than 14,000 dedicated employees and 4,500 volunteers and auxilians, Lee Health remains the bedrock of our community by offering acute care, emergency care, rehabilitative and diagnostic services, health and wellness education, community outreach and advocacy programs throughout the five county region. We continue to invest back into our community to improve facilities, add services and extending care to those who need it most - in their own back yard.

Since we opened our first hospital over 100 years ago, our dedication to our community - the people with whom we live and work - has been at the core of Lee Health's mission, values and strategic planning principles.

We are Lee Health: Caring People, Inspiring Health.


Key Facts

 

    • Lee Health

      • Founded in 1916
      • More than 14,000 employees
      • More than 4,000 volunteers and auxiliary members
      • 1,480 physicians on the medical staff
      • Governed by a publicly elected, 10-member Board of Directors
      • One of the largest public health systems in the state of Florida that receives no direct tax support; we are a safety net hospital for our community and a member of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance.
      • Lee Health has more than 1 million patient contacts each year
      • The system provided more than $360 million in community benefit in 2017—this includes the cost of charity care for low-income patients, the cost of unpaid Medicaid, the cost of unpaid Medicare and other government-sponsored programs, the cost of providing other community benefits and less the benefit of taxes.
      • Lee Physician Group—Lee Health’s multispecialty physician group—consists of more than 550 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practitioners in 57 practice locations throughout Southwest Florida
      • In October 2016, Lee Memorial Health System marked its 100th anniversary and officially transitioned its name and identity to Lee Health—a brand that better represents our mission and goal of improving the health and well-being of residents and visitors of Southwest Florida. The new brand also reflects our commitment to the future of health care delivery—which is shifting from repair-center focused, episodic care to healthier lifestyles, prevention, chronic care management, health education and improved coordination of care.

       

      Lee Health is also comprised of four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals.

       

      Cape Coral Hospital

      • A 291-bed acute care facility with all private rooms.
      • DNV-GL Certified Primary Stroke Center
      • Women’s Care – Family Birth Suites
      • Special Care Nursery
      • 10-bed Neurosurgical Progressive Care Unit
      • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
      • The first community hospital in the state of Florida to receive the Governor’s Sterling Award (2015)
      • Also in 2015, Cape Coral Hospital earned the Florida Hospital Association’s Celebration of Service Award for Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety.
      • In early 2015, the hospital became the first in the state to achieve the 4 Star Award of “Florida Quest for Quality Maternity Care Award” Baby Steps to a Baby-Friendly Hospital.
      • Named a 2016 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group

       

      Gulf Coast Medical Center

      • A 356-bed acute care facility that opened in March 2009 when Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center and Gulf Coast Hospital merged into a new, state-of-the-art hospital. 240 of the 356 rooms are private.
      • DNV-GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
      • Obstetrics and Gynecology
      • Gulf Coast Medical Center also features a neurointerventional suite, which includes a Siemens Artis Zee biplane imaging system used to treat intracranial aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke.
      • Lee Health Board of Directors approved an expansion project that will add 268 beds, three floors, and 367,500 square feet to the hospital. Completion of the expansion is expected in 2021.

       

      HealthPark Medical Center

      • A 270-bed acute care facility that opened in 1991
      • HealthPark Medical Center is a designated Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center, fully accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
      • Obstetrics and Gynecology
      • Shipley Cardiothoracic Center
      • The Siemens Artis zeego angiography system is operational at HealthPark Medical Center for regional patients who need a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

       

      Lee Memorial Hospital

      • A 351-bed acute care facility that opened in 1916
      • DNV-GL Certified Primary Stroke Center
      • Level II Trauma Center
      • Rehabilitation Hospital—comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation
      • Orthopedics
      • Joint Center
      • Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program
      • Skilled Nursing Unit

       

      Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

      • A new, 128-bed inpatient facility opened in 2017 which includes a 64-private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Level II and Level III patients.
      • The only accredited children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami, Golisano Children’s Hospital is an active member of both the Children’s Hospital Association and the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals.
      • Milk lab to process and store breast milk for hospitalized babies
      • Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center
      • Burn service unit
      • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
      • Child Life Specialists
      • School Teacher with dedicated classroom
      • Music Therapy Program
      • Child Advocacy/Safe Kids Program
      • PPEC (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care) Center for children with complex special needs in a day care setting
      • Named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group in 2016 - 2019 (only ten or so children’s hospitals nationwide received the recognition) 

       

      Rehabilitation Hospital

      • A 60-bed, comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility—the only one of its kind in Lee County.
      • The Rehabilitation Hospital has special certification in stroke management; is a member of the Lee Health trauma team; and is a state of Florida Department of Health designated brain and spinal cord injury inpatient rehabilitation program for the five-county region covered by the Trauma District.

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The ExceptionalLee Promise: We promise to listen and communicate effectively, embrace empathy, act with compassion and continually improve care—creating a safe, comforting and healing environment for our patients, their families and each other.

Made up of different ages, ethnicities, religious and cultural backgrounds, Lee Health’s team of nurses, physicians, staff and volunteers is diverse. That diversity is one of our greatest strengths and enables us to live our mission, vision and values every day and night.

Lee Health Mission…

“To be a trusted partner, empowering healthier lives through care and compassion”

Our Vision…

“To inspire hope and be a national leader for the advancement of health and healing”

Our Values…

Values – Here, we are living our ExceptionalLEE promise to:

  • Connect with Compassion
  • Acknowledge with Empathy
  • Respond with Respect
  • End with Excellence

Total Rewards

In addition to competitive compensation, Lee Health employees receive a great benefits package designed to encourage work-life balance and continuous growth and education. 

Here's a snapshot of what our package offers:

  • Employee Referrals
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement with 5% match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Nursing, Physician, Pharmacist and Pharmacy Tech Residency Programs
  • Paid time off
  • Additional benefits such as life, dental and disability
  • Service awards, celebrations and recognition programs
  • Flexible work schedules such as PRN/Temporary, Seasonal Months Off program and reduced work schedule options
  • Training and development
  • Safe work environment
  • Free Employee Health ARNP clinics
  • In-house employee mail order pharmacy
  • Military family support program
  • Wellness/Fitness centers with employee discount
  • On-site accredited child development centers (day care)
  • On-site dry cleaning service
  • Cafeteria discounts
  • Free credit union/banking services
  • Optional benefits - dependent life, prepaid legal, pet insurance and auto insurance
  • Established employee crisis relief, assistance programs and Herocare, our employee discount program

 

Staff Activities

Lee Health helps maintain a work/life balance by offering events through our Staff Activities Committee. These events give our employees a chance to spend time with fellow co-workers and their families away from the work environment. Staff Activities offers a variety of events such as family entertainment, sports, vacations/trips, and tickets to local and statewide attractions.

Some examples of these events are:

  • Hertz Arena shows (concerts, ice shows, circus, etc.)
  • Football - Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers           
  • Baseball - Boston Red Sox Spring Training, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Racing  - Daytona
  • Hockey - Everblades
  • Vacations/Trips - Cruises – day and extended , Bus trips – Sawgrass Mills Shopping, Local and Statewide Attractions, SunSplash Water Park, Disney, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, etc.

Hospital Facilities

Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital, and two specialty hospitals: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital.

With more than 1420 beds, and over 1 million patient contacts each year, this makes Lee Health the largest public health system in the state of Florida, receiving no direct tax support.

List of Hospital Facilities:

  • Cape Coral Hospital
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center
  • HealthPark Medical Center
  • Lee Memorial Hospital, includes Level II Trauma Center
  • Regional Cancer Center
  • Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
  • The Rehabilitation Hospital

Other Health Services:

  • Coconut Point Health & Wellness Center
  • Healthy Life Centers
  • Bonita Community Health Center
  • Community Health Centers/United Way
  • HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit
  • Lee Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit
  • Convenient Care Clinics
  • Lee Physician Group 
  • Outpatient Centers
  • Riverwalk Professional Center
  • Wellness Centers

About Us

Purpose

"Funding Tomorrow's Health care Today"

Mission

To expand and enhance the role of philanthropy and the Foundation in accomplishing the mission of Lee Health.

Vision

To be recognized as the exclusive organization of Lee Memorial Health System for the solicitation, receiving, recording, management and disbursement of gift income in order to expand the Health System’s capabilities in patient care, education and research.

Lee Health is the Heart of the Community...and the LMHS Foundation is the pulse that keeps it beating. Community support of the LMHS Foundation helps offset the costs of providing advanced technology, renowned physicians, expert nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists and lifesaving care 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to our ever-expanding community. Consider these figures:

-Almost 21,000 people move to Lee County each year.

-Lee County is one of the 100 fastest growing counties in the U.S.

-The 18-24 year old age group is growing at three times the rest of the U.S.

-Cape Coral is the 10th fastest growing city in the U.S.

-More than 50% of kids treated at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida have limited medical coverage through Medicaid or are uninsured.

As a community-owned, not-for-profit, public health care system that receives no tax support, our business operates at about a 3% margin of profit. Most businesses couldn't survive on such a small return on investment and ours is no exception. Your financial support is critical to the viability of our organization and to the future of quality health care in Southwest Florida.

Gifts of all sizes ensure that your own family and future generations can enjoy the benefits of superior health care right here in Southwest Florida. We invite you to join with us in Funding Tomorrow's Health care Today.

Call us at 239-343-6950 to speak to a Foundation staff member.

Make a gift. Make an impact.

Lee Health Reviews

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    I worked at Lee Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow after a year

    Cons

    Every job where we go I will have have the good and the bad, just good attitude can change that

    Advice to Management

    No advice, I just want to thank.

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Lee Health Photos

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Lee Health Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Lee Health (Fort Myers, FL) in August 2015.

    Interview

    As a new grad there’s a few interviews. One is pretty much a placement interviews with general questions in the form of “tell me of a time when this happened and what you did” the next one is an interview with the director of the unit and then once hired there’s a test that assesses basic nursing knowledge.

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Lee Health Awards & Accolades

  • The Lantern Award, Emergency Nurses Association, 2019
  • Hospital Grade “A” for Patient Safety, The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 2019
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals, HealthGrades, 2019
  • America's Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • Best Employers for Women, Forbes, 2019
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