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Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

A personal message from Dr. Pat Basu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Our commitment to care: We are in this together

With the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread, specialty hospitals like ours must take immediate steps to help contain the virus and support community hospitals that are bearing the brunt of the influx of COVID-19 patients. Our President and CEO, Pat Basu, MD, is calling on all specialty hospitals to:

  • Embrace an open-door policy and take on any cancer or surgery patient coming to a specialty hospital to alleviate the impact that disruptions in care have on a patient’s emotional and physical state and reduce the risk of exposing a higher-risk patient population to COVID.
  • Leverage telehealth to remain engaged with the patients who cannot and should not travel to facilities for their regular appointments and to connect with care teams when displaced patients come to specialty care hospitals for care.
  • Start a cross-credentialing process that enables doctors from the local hospital to care for a patient at the specialty hospital.

Sharing moments of who we are #StrongerTogether

Every day, we are moved and motivated by the resilience of our patients battling cancer and those committed to their care. These videos and photos are a tribute to them.

We are all cancer fighters. And we are #StrongerTogether.

Are you making surgical masks?

Touched by the giving spirit of volunteers who want to help prevent shortfalls in necessary safety equipment for health care workers, we are embracing generous offers to make hand-sewn surgical masks. We have developed careful, detailed instructions on how to make the masks, to ensure that your time is well spent and the masks will provide proper protection. Once the masks arrive at our hospitals, we follow a thorough process to inspect, prepare and sterilize them for use.

Please see the instructions and video below for details on the proper materials and process for making and delivering hand-sewn surgical masks to our hospitals.

We are all in this fight together.