Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation
Naples, Florida, once a small, sleepy fishing village, has quickly become an internationally recognized vacation destination and the definition of luxury living on the Paradise Coast. The lifestyle, varied culture and environmentally conscious attitudes of Neapolitans have molded this Southwest Florida gem into one of the most attractive locations in the world to vacation, retire, have a second home or just live life to its fullest.
In 1911, Barron G. Collier bought most of Naples including over a million acres of swampland. Collier was a visionary for the area and had grand plans to bring the railroad to this part of the state. With his own money he helped construct the Tamiami Trail to connect Tampa to Miami forever changing the landscape of Florida. With that pledge, the state legislature created Collier County, the largest county in the State of Florida. One hundred years later, Naples has close to 1.5 million visitors per year. Through innovation, Barron Collier succeeded in changing the swampland into paradise.
With the recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to uphold the health care law, we look to the future as we face the many challenges in implementing the law and addressing the long-standing problems in our healthcare delivery system. In order to survive in these turbulent times, we will need to be much like Barron Collier, innovative and bold, we must demonstrate incredible leadership and go beyond the ordinary to create a sustainable, value-based system of care for the future of our country.
Join us in Naples, FL where we will guide you through the changing tides of Healthcare and become visionaries of the healthcare delivery system of the future as we transform it from a swampland into paradise.
Host Chapter President
Billie Jean Mounts
2013 Dixie Chair
2013 Dixie Co-Chair