Recently, Healthcare Network President and CEO, Richard Akin, was featured as a guest columnist in the Naples Daily News, writing two articles. First, he wrote about the Network's humble beginnings and how it is repositioning to meet the healthcare needs of the community in the future. Serving about 43,000 patients annually, 31,000 of whom are children, the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is now the largest provider of primary medical and dental care in the county. Click here to read the full article. His second article deals with the crisis the healthcare industry is facing with the dwindling number of primary care physicians, not only here in our community, but all over the country.
A portion of the article reads:
According to a WSJ.com article from April 2010, "the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges."
Quite a startling prediction and something that deserves the healthcare industry's attention. To read the rest of this article, please click here.