March 26, 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, Member Notices, Events, Member Spotlights, New Benefit for CCMS Members
Coronavirus / COVID-19 News & Notices:

Coronavirus Florida: Collier physicians pressure DeSantis to take 'decisive action,' order shelter in place: Collier County Physicians sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis requesting a statewide shelter in place order. They have also called on the Collier County Commission board urging them to ask DeSantis for local authority to instate a shelter in place order for the county. - Naples Daily News

WHO: US could be the next epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic: From 3/23 - 3/24, 40 percent of new cases reported worldwide were from the U.S. which has 46,500 confirmed cases and close to 600 deaths. - THE HILL

Man dies, wife in critical care after ingesting chloroquine for COVID-19: The Trump administration suggested using the antimalarial drug Chloroquine as a possible treatment for Coronavirus, however, the FDA warns against it’s use as it has not yet been approved. - Modern Healthcare

COVID-19 Updates from the Doctor’s Company: Retired members of The Doctors Company volunteering to care for patients during the Coronavirus pandemic, will be provided complimentary medical professional liability coverage. More Information

Coronavirus Donation Resources: United Way 211 can help point individuals to resources available in our community, particularly during this outbreak. Dial 2-1-1 or 239-263-4211, text your zip code to 898-211, email, or chat online. Additional resources.

COVID-19 economic stimulus deal includes billions in hospital funding: Senate leadership and Trump administration officials reached an agreement on a COVID-19 economic stimulus deal that includes $130 billion to bolster the healthcare system. - Modern Healthcare
Member Notices
CCMS Private Facebook Group: We invite members to join a CCMS private Facebook group for discussion and collaboration during this outbreak. Physicians | Practice Administrators/Office Staff
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.

Renew Your CCMS Membership Today! The 2020 CCMS dues deadline was Dec. 31, 2019. Members (or their groups) can pay online today at Invoices will have also been mailed directly to members who pay individually, or to practice administrators for group payment. Thank you for renewing! "Why should you belong to a medical professional society?"

Physician Wellness article of the week : Preventing Physician Burnout in the time of Coronavirus
Confidential, cost-free counseling sessions with the CCMS Physician
Wellness Program are open to all CCMS physician members. Learn more at
Upcoming Events
NOTICE: Due to Covid-19 all CCMS events for March, April and May have been postponed and will be rescheduled.
(Please Note: Event Postponed - New Date to be Announced)
63rd Annual Meeting & Installation
Wyndemere Country Club
Open to the Public. Complimentary for CCMS physician members. First CCMS member guest $25; Additional seats $125 each.

More events at
CCMS Member Spotlights
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Dr. Rebekah Bernard was interviewed for the WINK News story Collier County Medical Society wants gov to issue stay-at-home order
Dr. Patrick Joyner was featured in the Florida Weekly article Naples doctor volunteers at 2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games
Dr. Carlos Quintero
Dr. Carlos Quintero participated in the WINK News at 7 COVID-19 Q&A on 3/25.
CCMS Members Receive New Benefit from Latest Addition to Circle of Friends Preferred Vendor Program
CCMS is pleased to announce new CCMS Circle of Friends vendor BankCard USA.

BankCard USA, a Merchant Bank, has been a leader in the merchant card processing industry for nearly 30 years, specializing in the medical field. Their primary focus in the medical field is physicians that own their practice and have control over their credit card processing company. CCMS will receive discounted processing rates, no charge for PCI compliant card machines, PCI compliance monitored and completed by BankCard USA, and free paper supplies.

Contact: Chris Jimenez ; Phone: (805) 358-5580
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