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Fawcett Memorial to get $60M expansion

A Southwest Florida hospital is getting a major facelift. Fawcett Memorial in Port Charlotte is getting a $60 million expansion to match the growing community. The hospital plans to expand its critical care units, operating room and pre-op treatment areas. A new main lobby, registration areas and waiting rooms are in the works, too. Construction […]

SWFL nurse concerned improper glove use could contribute to spread

There’s a new concern in our area that could contribute to the spread of the coronavirus. A nurse at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte says people aren’t wearing their gloves properly, and they could actually be contaminating what they touch. Nurse Erik Lundrigan said this is already a scary time for him, as he […]

Port Charlotte woman says hospital won’t test her for coronavirus after travel

A woman in Port Charlotte is worried she could be ill with the coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from a trip to the United Kingdom, but health professionals won’t test her for the virus. At this point, she just wants to know what’s wrong with her, so she can start getting better. We spoke to Shannon […]

Visitor says precautionary decontamination tent sits outside Port Charlotte hospital

A visitor at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte tells us a yellow tent sitting outside the hospital’s emergency entrance Sunday is for decontamination. The visitor we spoke to works for a private ambulance company and told us a hospital worker gave him an idea of why it’s there. “When they were putting it up, […]