April 23, 2020
CCMS Mission:
Serve the needs of our physician members so they can better serve the needs of the community
In this Issue
COVID-19 News Briefs, Fresh Produce Donations - Members: Request Your Boxes Today or Tomorrow, Member Notices, Events, Member Spotlights
COVID-19 News & Notices:

Expert U.S. panel develops NIH treatment guidelines for COVID-19: “Living document” expected to be updated often as new clinical data accrue. - National Institutes of Health

Editorial: Health care pros deserve our support now and in the future: "No outpouring of support seems adequate to acknowledge selflessness displayed by thousands of doctors, nurses and others in the health care community." - Naples Daily News

Antibody Test, Seen as Key to Reopening Country, Does Not Yet Deliver: “The tests, many made in China without F.D.A. approval, are often inaccurate. Some doctors are misusing them. The rollout is nowhere close to the demand.” - The New York Times

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Recommendations - Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I: “The following recommendations aim to give healthcare facilities some flexibility in providing essential non-COVID-19 care to patients without symptoms of COVID-19 in regions with low incidence of COVID-19.” - CMS

Study Raises Questions About False Negatives From Quick COVID-19 Test: “The fastest test being used to diagnose people infected with the coronavirus appears to be the least accurate test now in common use, according to new research obtained by NPR.” - Health News Florida

More COVID updates and resources are available at ccmsonline.org/resources.
Fresh Produce Donations for Our CCMS Healthcare Heroes!
Members: Request Your Produce Box Delivery Today or Tomorrow
CCMS is happy to announce that Wintrust Wealth and CARR Healthcare Realty are donating fresh, organic produce to CCMS member practices to help keep you and your staff healthy while taking care of our community during this pandemic.

Each CCMS member practice can request up to approximately 5 boxes per office location for delivery this Thursday (TODAY) and Friday (TOMORROW), April 23-24 to share among you and your teams. One box contains an assortment of organic fruits and vegetables and could be suitable to share between approximately 5 people.
To request boxes for your office, please text (972) 697-5099 or email Nina Azwoir with Wintrust Wealth as soon as possible with the following information:
  1. Requestor’s Name
  2. Practice Name & Address
  3. Office Hours for Thursday & Friday
  4. Number of Boxes requested

There are 150 boxes available for donation, and any remaining boxes may be available for pick-up by healthcare workers on Friday afternoon at Wintrust Bank in Naples (stay tuned for details if applicable). Feel free to contact CCMS with questions, april@ccmsonline.org or 239-435-7727. Thank you to Nina Azwoir from Wintrust and Jared Vandersluis with CARR for their generous donation!
Member Notices
CCMS Private Facebook Groups: We invite members and their office staff to join a CCMS private Facebook group for discussion and collaboration during this outbreak.
Ad Reservations for the Physician Directory Due May 15th! Reserve your ad today, and reach 10,000 readers of this important local healthcare directory. Ad rates are $425-$1,375, and the reservation deadline is May 15th. Download our order form for details. CCMS members are asked to send all practice updates, and new headshots if desired, to CCMS by May 24th.
FCCMS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all FCCMS scholarship applicants for 2020 now have until June 1 to submit their applications (the previous deadline was March 31st). This includes the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students, and Foundation Healthcare Scholarships. Applications can be downloaded here.
Physician Wellness article of the week : What Can I Control as a Physician during COVID?
Confidential, cost-free counseling sessions with the CCMS Physician Wellness Program (operating via telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak) are open to all CCMS physician members. Services also extended to CCMS Alliance members and non-member Collier County physicians through May. Learn more at ccmsonline.org/physician-wellness.
Upcoming Events
NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 all CCMS events for April and May have been postponed and will be rescheduled.
Wednesday, April 29, 12:00PM
Hosted By Suncoast Trust & Investment Services and Nationwide Financial. Explores the CARES Act and how it may affect financial planning decisions for 2020. Free for CCMS members and staff of CCMS member practices.
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CCMS Webinar: "Employment Law Updates for COVID-19"
Thursday, April 30, 5:30PM
Hosted By Porter Wright. Topics include laying off, furloughing, and handling COVID-19 exposure. Free for CCMS members and staff of CCMS member practices. Stay tuned for registration details. 
Saturday, July 25, 6:30PM (date subject to change)
Wyndemere Country Club
Open to the Public. Complimentary for CCMS physician members. First CCMS member guest $25; Additional seats $125 each.
Foundation of CCMS Docs & Duffers Charity Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 26, 8:00AM (date subject to change)
Bonita Bay Club Naples
Open to the public. $185/golfer or $680/foursome
Stay tuned for registration and sponsorship details.
More events at ccmsonline.org/events

Partner Events:

FMA live webinar: " Liability Risks in Telehealth": TOMORROW, April 24, 12:00PM
Presentation includes updates on regulations, tort issues, and Florida’s non-essential elective procedures order. Exclusively for FMA members. REGISTER  
CCMS Member Spotlights
Email your news to CCMS to be included in the next issue
Dr. Stephen Schwartz
Dr. William Smiddy
Drs. Stephen Schwartz and William Smiddy were featured in the Naples Daily News article "Partnership treats woman's detached retina for free".
Dr. Rebekah Bernard
Dr. Rebekah Bernard was interviewed for the WINK News story "NCH receives more rapid tests; more needed; state recognizes importance".

Dr. Bernard was also interviewed for the WINK News story "Trump gives governors 3-phase plan to reopen economy".
Dr. Alexandra Grace
Dr. Alexandra Grace authored the article “Going by the Gut” in èBella Magazine (online pg. #42).
Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio
Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio was interviewed for the Fox 4 News story "Doctor speaks to Fox 4 about flattening the COVID-19 curve".

Dr. Perez-Trepichio was also interviewed for the WINK News story "Doctors warn you should not skip your appointments".
Dr. Cyndi Yag-Howard contributed an article “The Truth about Collagen” to èBella Magazine (online pg. #44).
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