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By Staff | Jan 14, 2020

SanCap Bank launches new Website

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank recently announced the launch of its new Website.

Created in partnership with Website developer Connect SWFL, the site has a fresh modern look, along with original photography, simplified navigation, expanded resources and more.

The redesigned site simplifies the user experience, making it easier to locate information from both desktop and mobile devices. The main site navigation can be accessed from any Webpage and new components have been added, including a layout for personal online banking, video library featuring product tutorials, community page highlighting the bank’s community involvement and partners page showcasing bank customers.

For more information, visit www.SanCapBank.com.

Snyder named to NAWP board

The National Association of Wedding Professionals recently announced the appointment of Tracy Snyder to the board of directors for its Fort Myers-based chapter.

The mission of the NAWP is to support, enhance and connect wedding professionals throughout the United States through continuing education, professional development and increased commerce. In her capacity as a vice president, Snyder’s responsibilities will include networking projects and speaker development.

A seasoned event management executive, Snyder is a catering sales manager at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, specializing in weddings. With her term beginning in January, Snyder’s tenure with the NAWP chapter will be two years.

Lee County EDO, Horizon to host annual meeting

The Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office will host their 2020 annual meeting on Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.

The annual meeting aims to educate attendees on Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office successes in 2019 and plans for 2020.

Tickets include a buffet lunch and keynote speaker presentation.

This year’s keynote speaker is Larry Burns, a retired General Motors vice president of research and development. Burns also serves on the board of Kitson & Partners, developers of Babcock Ranch.

Tickets for the annual meeting will go on sale soon; details will follow.

Local hospital named among Top 50

Lee Health’s HealthPark Medical Center is among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals again, joining some of the most elite hospitals in the country for top heart care, including the Mayo Clinic.

IBM Watson Health’s 50 top-performing cardiovascular hospitals represent the very best heart care in the United States. HealthPark Medical Center is one of only three hospitals in Florida to earn the designation and the only one south of Daytona Beach. It is also the only hospital in the state to make the list three years in a row.

This year’s study included 989 U.S. hospitals with cardiovascular service lines utilizing independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in key clinical and operational areas for selected cardiovascular procedures and medical care. The winners delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost, based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals in the study.

The rankings are divided by category, including Teaching Hospitals with Cardiovascular Residency Programs, Teaching Hospitals without Cardiovascular Residency Programs and Community Hospitals. HealthPark Medical Center – and Lee Memorial Hospital – are included on the Teaching Hospitals without Cardiovascular Residency Program.

Gulf Coast Medical Center earns award

Gulf Coast Medical Center has been named a “Top Teaching Hospital” nationally by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization focused on health care quality and safety.

Over 2,100 hospitals were considered for a Top Hospital Award, and Gulf Coast is one of 120 in the country to earn the recognition. Itis one of three top teaching hospitals in Florida and the only Leapfrog top hospital in Southwest Florida.

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

The award comes on the heels of Gulf Coast’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade earlier this year. The Leapfrog Group issues its safety grades twice per year, and all Lee Health adult hospitals earned straight A’s on both 2019 report cards.