Dr. Paul O. Jones is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has been affiliated with NCH for 26 years. Dr. Jones is currently the President of the Medical Staff, serving as Chair of the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) and ex-officio member of all medical staff meetings. Dr. Jones has served as President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and 2 terms as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from 2014 – 2016. He has also chaired the Physician Advisory Committee, the committee charged with overseeing the conversion of full electronic health records at NCH. Dr. Jones’ other leadership roles have been; chairman of the Hospital Disaster Committee following Hurricane Andrew, member of the Professional Capabilities Committee (PCC), Board Member of the Southwest Florida Physicians Association (SWFPA), founding Board Member of Community Health Partners, founding Member and Past President of Anchor Health Centers, past Board Member of the American Heart Association (Collier County), Co-Chair with his wife Susan for the Collier County Heart Ball, founding board Member and Chairman (2004-2006) of the Board at The Neighborhood Clinic as well as participating physician volunteer at the clinic, physician volunteer for disasters at NCH and the special needs shelter during Hurricane Andrew. His other community activities include: board member for The Winged Foot Scholarship foundation and the 2013 Chair for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Business Hall of Fame Committee, annual physician volunteer for free high school sports physicals, physician volunteer for the Naples Gators football team, President of the Naples North Rotary 2008-2009, President of Naples Sunset Rotary club 1997-1998, board member of both Rotary clubs, Naples North Rotarian of the year 2008, Anchor Health Physician of the Year for 2003 and NCH Physician of the Year for 2014.
Dr. Jones is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. He became an American citizen in 1984. He attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, graduating Suma Cum Laude, earning a B.S. Degree with Honors. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at BayFront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was awarded the Charles Aucreman Art of Medicine Award. Dr. Jones moved to Naples to open his practice in 1990. Dr. Jones is never too busy to help when and where needed. As the Rotarian in charge of International Service for the North Naples Rotary Club, he has helped to build an asthma clinic, a school, a water project for a village and a playground for a town in Jamaica.
Dr. Jones mother instilled in him a strong sense of compassion and responsibility. His father taught him to “always do the best you can with the opportunity that comes your way.” His family comes first and his time off is spent with his wife Susan and his children Stephanie, Andrew and Nathan. They also helped raise a fourth child, Juno starting at age 12. They play tennis, fish, go boating and travel. And here in Naples, the Junior Achievement honoured him for his leadership in the community by inducting him into the Business Hall of Fame in 2004. He was recognized as a Man of Distinction by N Magazine.