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NCH Healthcare Bonita: Expanding Healthcare to the Southern Lee County Community

Jul 14, 2021 04:52PM ● By ALLISON SILVERSTEIN

NCH Healthcare Bonita, part of the NCH Healthcare System with facilities throughout Collier County and Southwest Florida, has been serving the Bonita Springs and southern Lee County community since 2018.  

The two-story, 41,000-square-foot outpatient facility sits on a four acre parcel on South Tamiami Trail. The first floor is home to the NCH freestanding emergency department (ED)—a 12-bed, full-service emergency room. Open 24 hours a day and seven days per week, the freestanding emergency department at NCH Healthcare Bonita offers many of the same comprehensive, life-saving services offered in the emergency room within the hospital. 

Because freestanding emergency departments are often a smaller version of a hospital-based ER, patients discover they can often get in to see a physician to treat their emergency much quicker. And just like a typical emergency room, the ED at NCH Healthcare Bonita is staffed around the clock with a full complement of physicians, nurses and other medical personnel trained in emergency medicine.   

Next door to the ED is NCH Imaging, which is a comprehensive outpatient imaging center. NCH Imaging offers MRI, CT, 3D mammography, ultrasound and digital X-ray imaging.  

The second floor of the facility, which opened in 2019, houses NCH Physician Group primary care and specialty care physician offices, advanced surgical suites, as well as orthopedic and endoscopy services. Surgeries performed at the surgical center include general, orthopedic, gastroenterology and urology.  

The NCH Physician Group offers complete care to infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Services include physicals, acute and follow-up visits, chronic disease management, vaccinations, preventative screenings, yearly well-woman exams, school and sports physicals, blood draws along with lab testing and EKGs. NCH Gastroenterology Services at NCH Healthcare Bonita provides consultative services, as well as the newest technology in hydrogen breath testing, capsule endoscopy, and hemorrhoidal banding.   

“NCH Healthcare Bonita brings high-quality health-care services to south Lee County residents,” says Paul Hiltz, NCH Healthcare System president and CEO. “We’re happy to be able to offer the award-winning, quality health care NCH is known for to our neighbors in Bonita Springs and Estero.”  

This medical center, together with the existing NCH facility on Bonita Beach Road, provides individuals in these communities with the five-star care they have come to expect from NCH. “We want to ensure that the residents in south Lee County have easy access to top-quality health care close to home,” says Hiltz.  

For more than 60 years, NCH has evolved and enhanced its services to meet the needs of a growing community, and NCH Healthcare Bonita is continuing that tradition by offering its nationally recognized health care to southern Lee County.  

For more information about NCH Healthcare Bonita and a full list of services, please visit  

Allison Silverstein is a frequent contributor from the NCH Healthcare System.