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Florida Approves Three New Hospitals for Collier and Lee

Florida regulators have approved plans for three new hospitals in Lee and Collier counties, a decision that reverses the state’s view four years ago that no new health centers were needed in the region. This means that Lee Health may proceed with plans to build an 82-bed hospital on a medical campus it is already building in […]

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Hospital Beds

One of the World Health Organizations statistics for rating developing countries is the number of hospital beds per 1000 people within a 30-minute drive. For example, Syria has 1.5 beds per 1000 while Afghanistan has 0.5. What about Ave Maria, Immokalee and the surrounding area? We have 0 beds within a 30-minute drive putting us […]

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A “Natural” Birth Along Oil Well or Immokalee Road

A drug-free or “natural” birth is, for many women, a viable option in their birth plan. However, for women living in Ave Maria and Immokalee, a birth without the assistance of medical professionals may be forced upon them. Due to the area’s extreme distance from the nearest hospital, births outside of a medical setting are […]

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Hospital Beds

One of the World Health Organizations statistics for rating developing countries is the number of hospital beds per 1000 people within a 30 minute drive. For example Syria has 1.5 beds per 1000 while Afghanistan has 0.5. What about Ave Maria, Immokalee and the surrounding area? We have 0 beds within a 30 minute drive […]

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How far is too far?

John Doe is one of the luckiest guys in Immokalee and Ave Maria. He hit the jackpot, not at the Casino but at the Hospital. He was one of the lucky 3% who managed to arrive at the hospital in time to receive the life saving medicine to reverse his stroke. Statistics show that when […]

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Short Drives Save Lives

Well over 650 individual letters of support for the Braden Hospital were collected and submitted to the State. The most common theme in these letters was people’s suffering due to living so far from the hospital. Our research showed that the drive time from Ave Maria and Immokalee to the nearest hospital, NCH North, is […]

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