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By Staff | Dec 15, 2020


Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation members voted to appoint three new individuals to the board of trustees — Jill McCormack, Anne Nobles and John Raho — at the Annual Membership Meeting on Dec. 8.

Board President Linda Uhler, Treasurer Susan Beittel, Nominating Committee Chair Doug Ryckman and SCCF Chief Executive Officer Ryan Orgera spoke at the 30-minute meeting held via Zoom.

Outgoing members of the board were recognized for their service, including Shelley Greggs, Robin Krivanek and Uhler.

The following new officers were also announced: President Don Rice, Vice President Deborah LaGorce, Treasurer Susan Beittel and Secretary Ran Niehoff.

To watch the meeting, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMqKRELtCXo&feature=youtu.be.


HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital have been named a “Top Teaching Hospital” and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida a “Top Children’s Hospital” nationally by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization focused on health care quality and safety.

The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for a Top Hospital Award, and Lee Health Hospitals are three of just 105 hospitals in the country to earn this recognition.

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

The Leapfrog Group issues its safety grades twice per year, and all Lee Health adult hospitals earned straight A’s on the 2020 spring report card. The fall 2020 report card will be issued Dec. 14.

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category.