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 Scott Campbell, CEO of Physicians Regional Medical Center, makes a point during a press conference on possible 24/7 health care on Marco Island. The question is a nonbinding referendum as part of the primary election on Aug. 14. Physicians Regional Medical Center has put in a proposal to provide the service at its new health care clinic it will open on the island in December. Naples Community Hospital, with its health care facility on South Heathwood Drive, also is expected to offer a proposal, which Physicians Regional did on Friday.

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Scott Campbell, CEO of Physicians Regional Medical Center, makes a point during a press conference on possible 24/7 health care on Marco Island. The question is a nonbinding referendum as part of the primary election on Aug. 14. Physicians Regional Medical Center has put in a proposal to provide the service at its new health care clinic it will open on the island in December. Naples Community Hospital, with its health care facility on South Heathwood Drive, also is expected to offer a proposal, which Physicians Regional did on Friday.

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 Scott Campbell, CEO of Physicians Regional Medical Center, makes a point during a press conference on possible 24/7 health care on Marco Island. The question is a nonbinding referendum as part of the primary election on Aug. 14. Physicians Regional Medical Center has put in a proposal to provide the service at its new health care clinic it will open on the island in December. Naples Community Hospital, with its health care facility on South Heathwood Drive, also is expected to offer a proposal, which Physicians Regional did on Friday.
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 A packed room listened to Larry Magel, Marco Island City Council chairman, as he opened discussion on the possibility of the city subsidizing a 24/7 heallth care clinic, along with a host of Physicians Regional Medical Center officials. Naples Community Hospital did not have a representative. From left, Todd Gibson director of the Emergency Department at Physicians, Jim Rivere, Marco Island city manager, Magel, Scott Campbell, Physicians CEO, Ken Warriner, Physicians chief financial officer and David Childress, Physicians medical director.
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 Larry Magel, Marco Island City Council chairman, gives opening remarks on the nonbinding referendum set for Aug. 14 on whether Marco Islands residents want 24/7 health care on the island at a Friday press conference. If so residents will have to share in the cost.
  • Dr. David Childress, medical director for Physicians Regional Medical Center, describes types of services that can be provided at a 24/7 healthcare clinic should Physicians Regional provide the  services. Marco Islanders will be asked in a nonbinding referendum on Aug. 14 if they would want such a clinic and support it with tax dollars. Physicians Regional will have a healtcare clinic on the island in December. It is expected that Naples Community Hospital, which has had a healthcare center on the island for 28 years, also will offer the service that would be subsidized by Marco residents. With him are Scott Campbell, left, Physicians Regional CEO and Ken Warrimer, chief financial officer.
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Physicians Regional Medical Center put up its banner in the Shops of Marco on Friday as it announced it will have a healthcare clinic on Marco Island, projected to open in December. Physicians Regional also provided a proposal to the City of Marco to provide 24/7 health care services, partially subsidized by the city. A nonbinding referendum on whether Marco residents want a 24/7 clinic will be up for a vote on Aug. 24 as part of the primary election ballot.  If they do, Marco could subsidize the approximate 12 hours a day either Physicans Regional or Naples Community Hospital's facility on South Heathwood Drive would be open that are not now scheduled.

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