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Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Cancer Clinic at the Bonita Health Center to Open Sept. 15

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Cancer Care Now Available Closer to Home for South Lee and Collier County Residents

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Aug. 31, 2023) --- The Lee Health Cancer Institute is opening a new cancer clinic at the Bonita Health Center on Sept. 15, making it more convenient for southern Lee County and Collier County residents and visitors to access cancer care.

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Cancer Clinic will offer oncology services, giving access to treatments, physicians, and other necessary medical support staff closer to home.

Joshua Brown knows what a difference convenient cancer care makes.

“It’s such a relief to have cancer care close to home so I can get back to my happy place sooner and not dread the drive and time spent in the car after going through hours of chemotherapy and other appointments,” said Brown, who has colon cancer. “We need a cancer center further south because much of our population has moved in that direction. World-class cancer care is available in our backyard and will have a tremendous impact.”

Lee Health also has a cancer treatment center in Fort Myers at 8931 Colonial Center Dr.

As the most comprehensive cancer program in Southwest Florida, the new Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Cancer Clinic will be staffed with oncologists, nurse navigators, dieticians, a genetics counselor, and infusion services. The 18,000-square-foot building at 3501 Health Center Blvd. in Bonita Springs will offer services similar to its sister center in Fort Myers.

“I’m thankful to receive cancer care close to home, but also for my dedicated and compassionate team,” Brown said. “They’re constantly communicating, and I know if something happens and I need immediate help, everyone on my team will have my back right away.”

The new clinic has an estimated total cost of $10.4 million. It will feature a 32-chair infusion center, four individual treatment rooms, and 12 exam rooms.

To offset the $10.4 million needed to renovate the center, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donated $1 million with an additional $1.5 million community challenge grant to expand cancer services at the current Lee Health Bonita Health Center.

In recognition of this generosity, the facility will be named the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Cancer Clinic.

“As the population in Southwest Florida continues to grow, our oncology services in the region need to grow with it,” said Deb Wilson, vice president of oncology for Lee Health. “The cancer clinic in Bonita Springs will complement Lee Health’s cancer center in Fort Myers.”

The Lee Health Cancer Institute services include cancer rehabilitation, financial navigation, and disease-specific support groups for patients and families, prosthesis, and wig fitting.

Lee Health is focused on elevating its oncology services to ensure access to the best possible care for Southwest Florida residents.

Wilson and Dr. Mark Roh, chief physician executive of oncology services, joined in 2022 with a focus on expanding Lee Health’s oncology program.

They have decades of extensive and dedicated experience in cancer care, and both Wilson and Dr. Roh are experts in the oncology field.

“We’re expanding our oncology team to make sure the growing Southwest Florida population and beyond has the resources and access to care they need,” Dr. Roh said. “Lee Health is committed to the highest standard of compassionate care, and we can’t wait to start serving our friends and neighbors in south Lee and Collier counties. More convenient access will help patients feel less stressed and more comfortable during their cancer journey, which is the ultimate goal.”

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