PLAN bestows two medical leaders with service awards

published February 7, 2019

Physician Led Access Network of Collier County appreciates all of its hundreds of volunteers; late last year, they put on a night showing them just how much.

PLAN recently held an Evening of Appreciation event at Venue Naples honoring former NCH CEO Dr. Allen Weiss, and Physician Regional Healthcare System CEO Scott Lowe for their contributions to improving healthcare in the community and their commitment to providing assistance to PLAN’s mission of filling in the gaps for residents who might not have health insurance.

“It’s great to have appreciation and support from top leadership like Dr. Weiss and Mr. Lowe,” said PLAN Secretary Dr. David Whalley.


NCH and Dr. Weiss was represented by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Frank Astor, and Physician Regional and Scott Lowe was represented by Practice Administrator Anthony Mina.

Press photos are attached of each award recipient with PLAN Board Member Kelly Daly.

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The mission of PLAN is to make a significant difference in the health of our community by providing a safety net and increasing access to quality healthcare for low-income, uninsured adult residents of Collier County. PLAN serves uninsured Collier residents ages 19 to 64 who have an immediate medical need and whose individual and family income is below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. PLAN conducts the income and residency eligibility screening of the referred patient to determine if the patient qualifies to receive services through PLAN. Residents are also screened for eligibility in Medicare and Medicaid, and if found eligible for those programs, are redirected accordingly. Thanks to the generosity of PLAN’s volunteer physicians and other volunteer healthcare providers, all services are provided to patients free of charge. PLAN’s volunteer physicians and healthcare facilities receive protection under the state of Florida’s Sovereign Immunity Statute for the free services they provide to qualified residents.

Kelly Daly and Anthony Mina

Kelly Daly and Frank Astor