Dear Patient:

I hope this finds you well. Currently there are 24 persons hospitalized at NCH with COVID and we have treated 1100 people in the hospital successfully since the beginning of the pandemic. The incidence of COVID continues to fall slowly county wide and NCH has begun allowing one adult visitor per patient with appropriate screening. Unfortunately, patients with COVID are not allowed visitors at this time. Please remember to wear a mask when you are in close proximity with others, especially indoors. I also recommend washing your cloth mask every 1-2 days and if it is soiled or wet. In addition, please make sure to get your flu shot this season. We have them in the office and are happy to give one to you with an appointment. COVID can be similar to the flu, so, having the flu shot helps to differentiate the two illnesses should you get sick.

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Dear Patient:

I hope this finds you well. Currently there are 33 persons hospitalized at NCH with COVID and we have tested 25,500 people. Recently, the positivity rate of tests in Collier County is down to 8% (less than 10% is good). Please remember to remain vigilant with hand washing, social distancing and mask wearing when exposed to others. Below are several very interesting articles I liked:

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"2015 Class of 25 over 50: Paul and Susan Jones," by Jamie Stoddard

 NAPLES, Fla. - Paul and Susan Jones have been giving back in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years, using their considerable professional skills to help individuals and groups in Collier County.

Susan Jones started her nursing career at Naples Community Hospital in 1991, and recently opened her own home health care agency, Attentive Nursing Care.

But it's what she does with her spare time that helps set her apart. She's been involved with The American Heart Association and co-chaired the Heart Ball with her husband several times.

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"Profile: Dr. Paul and Susan Jones," by Cayla Stanley

The Joneses serve the community well beyond their primary medical missions.

 "It's really kind of sickening to me."

Not exactly the best words to hear about your doctor. Except when they are.

"He makes the rest of us look really bad," continues Alex Garland, current president of Naples North Rotary Club, about Dr. Paul Jones. He has known the concierge physician—and his equally "sickening" wife, Susan—for close to a decade.

Though they'd surely be reluctant to accept the notion, the Joneses could be appointed Naples health care royalty. Named its Physician of the Year for 2014, Dr. Jones leads about 600 physicians as president of the medical staff of Naples Community Hospital (NCH). Susan serves as his manager, as his nurse, and runs her own private-duty service, Attentive Nursing Care. And between the two of them, their dedication has stretched past their family and their medical missions to nearly a dozen more organizations.

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