Several radiologists depart from Florida hospital

Several specialized radiologists reportedly left Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital Jan. 7, and their departures have sparked increased concern for activities at the hospital and its parent company, Naples-based NCH Healthcare System, according to WINK News.

An NCH spokesperson confirmed to WINK News four radiologists will be transitioning out of the health system. However, she noted the institution has "new providers who are coming on board to back-fill their roles. So, we'll never have a lapse in care."

"It's not one physician who makes that program. It's an entire team of individuals. So those individuals who have been here on the ground for months and years have remained here at NCH, and we'll continue to provide that excellent level of service," the spokesperson added.

The departures represent the latest issue that has community members worried about NCH. In recent months, some community members and NCH staff have taken issue with the system's new admissions policy, in which hospitalists embedded in inpatient units are responsible for admitting patients and caring for them throughout their hospital stay.

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