A Message to Our Patients and The Communities We Serve

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

A MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS AND THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

Despite the many ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer care cannot wait. Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) remains open and fully dedicated to safely and responsibly serving our communities with exceptional care, close to home.

Building upon our strong foundation and a shared spirit of innovation, our FCS team members continue to enact stringent procedures and safeguards to address our three highest priorities: keeping patients safe, keeping physicians and employees safe, and providing uninterrupted care and service.

  • Telehealth has become an important aspect of providing care to our patients and is now available at all our locations. Through the use of secure video chat, FCS physicians, advanced practice providers and other clinicians consult with patients remotely, share laboratory results and treatment plans, and collaborate with patients and their loved ones.
  • Stringent infection control protocols are being followed at all of our FCS locations to reduce the spread of Covid-19 -- with mandatory use of face masks, visitor restrictions and routine screenings for anyone entering our facilities.
  • To provide for social distancing, protective plastic shields have been installed in patient registration and treatment areas; chairs and equipment remain spaced and educational signage has been installed.

We remain vigilant in following all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and changes are implemented swiftly. Our COVID-19 response team of clinical and operational leaders is in communication several times a day.

We understand that many of these precautions are inconvenient and we appreciate your partnership. Our efforts to date have been very effective in helping us achieve our highest priority – ensuring that FCS remains a safe place for our patients to receive the highest quality care and treatments.

This pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetimes. Regardless, we are inspired by the deep connection we share that is reflected in the tireless efforts of our dedicated team members and the relentless strength and optimism of our patients.

Despite these and other unexpected obstacles, we are with you on this journey, every step of the way. Thank you for entrusting your care to FCS.

 

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Nate Walcker
Chief Executive Officer
 
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Lucio Gordan, MD
President & Managing Physician