Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (Healthcare Network) is a private not-for-profit organization providing quality primary medical and dental care to our community since 1977.
Founded in 1977
Collier Health Services, Inc. (d/b/a Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida) was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1977 by a group of community leaders to address the health issues of migrant and seasonal farm workers, rural poor and other citizens in Collier County.
Their first facilities were two small trailers in Immokalee. From the start, the nonprofit was committed to providing basic medical and dental healthcare services at an affordable cost while ensuring dignity and respect to each individual served.
Expansion begins in 1993
Immokalee’s population has increased dramatically since 1977, as has its need for quality, professional medical and dental healthcare. Always sensitive to these growing needs, the administration and staff responded by building a new facility, the Marion E. Fether Medical Center (now housing Family Care and Dental Care Immokalee), which was completed in July 1993. This location provided room for expanded healthcare services including family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, dental health, and chronic and infectious diseases.
Over a period of time, other medical support services such as laboratory and radiology, pharmacy, outreach and health education, social services support, transportation and translation assistance were also available. English, Spanish, French, Creole and Kanjobal are spoken at many of Healthcare Network’s office sites.
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida continues to seek ways to further its commitment to provide quality, professional medical and dental healthcare services to Collier County residents. In so doing, it has established 21 healthcare sites in Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® Program.