Moffitt cancer center coming to Wesley Chapel

Construction on a $44 million outpatient cancer treatment center in Wesley Chapel is nearing completion. The three-story, approximately 100,000-square-foot medical building is expected to open on schedule in late fall. The new center is part of the AdventHealth Wesley Chapel campus, at 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. A medical partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth was … [Read more...]

AdventHealth cites problems with lab; issues apology

AdventHealth had been providing free testing for coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) at locations in its West Florida Division but discontinued it because of issues with a third-party lab, according to a news release from AdventHealth. “To meet the unprecedented demand for COVID-19 testing, we rely on nationally accredited third-party labs to assist us. Unfortunately, one of these labs … [Read more...]

AdventHealth Center Ice is site for free COVID-19 testing

UPDATE: AdventHealth has discontinued testing at this site. AdventHealth is offering free coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at AdventHealth Center Ice, 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. It began on April 29, and will be offered each weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for 30 days. A doctor’s order is not required, but  AdventHealth is encouraging pre-registration at … [Read more...]

Hospital visitation limited, elective surgeries canceled

Hospitals across the region are limiting visitors and canceling elective surgeries, as they ramp up preparations to treat increasing cases of people infected by coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). As of 11 a.m. on March 23, The Florida Department of Health reported 1,096 confirmed cases of Florida residents and 75 cases of non-Florida residents, for a total of 1,171. Of those, 73 involved … [Read more...]

Flu virus spreads in Pasco

Key indicators that track flu activity remain high nationally, and, after falling during the first two weeks of the year, it increased over the last three weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Indicators that track overall severity — including hospitalizations and deaths — are not high at this point in the season, the CDC reports. Statewide, there were 11 … [Read more...]

Area prepares for flooding, wind

With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on Florida, the state is bracing itself for impact. Gov. Ron DeSantis also declared a State of Emergency in the state’s 67 counties, and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody activated the state’s Price Gouging Hotline. Both Hillsborough and Pasco counties have declared a state of emergency. In an advisory issued at 11 a.m., Aug. 30 from the National … [Read more...]

Moffitt Cancer to open Wesley Chapel treatment center

Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth have announced they are working together to open an outpatient cancer center on the campus of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, located next to the hospital on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. The outpatient center is expected to open in the fall of 2020. “We strive to provide world-class cancer care close to where people live and work,” said Alan F. List, MD, … [Read more...]