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64th Annual Hospital Ball to support NCH


People in Southwest Florida are coming together to support NCH.

The 64th annual Hospital Ball was held Saturday night and WINK chief meteorologist Matt Devitt and morning anchor Lindsey Sablan emceed the big event.

Behind all the fun there’s a great cause raising money for the NCH programs and world-class medical care in Naples.

Chief operating officer John Kling told WINK News the theme wasn’t random.

“Bodies in motion joints, movements,” Kling said.

It’s his goal to raise money for orthopedic care.

“We’re looking to raise at least $60,000,000 towards the financing of the building,” Kling said.

A brand new state-of-the-art facility.

“Bringing in some world-class physicians out here surgeons that for those really high acuity cases that people have to travel out of town for d keeping our patients here and southwest Florida versus traveling for health care,” Kling said.

All that so everyone can have a success story just like Becky Falk.

Oh, my God, it’s a miracle every day I get up. I mean, it’s like recess here in Naples, Florida,”n Falk said.

Two knee replacements later and the avid pickleball player is back out on the courts. She told WINK News she never would have recovered if it wasn’t for NCH.

“I’m in no pain anymore. And I’m, I feel like I’m the poster child for knee replacement,” Falk said.

Her advice is to never stop moving.

“If we don’t use our bodies, our bodies aren’t are going to atrophy and they’re not going to work for us. So I advocate to get out and do what you can do. And Pickleball is great, because grandkids can play with grandparents, and it’s available for everybody,” Falk said.

The new orthopedic center is expected to take about two years to build. It will be a part of the NCH North Naples Hospital campus.


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