The new Infusion Center is currently scheduled to open in summer of 2017 and will combine two previously separated areas within the hospital. State-of-the-art equipment will provide important infusion therapy to patients whose conditions are so severe they cannot be treated effectively by oral medications, while also provided a relaxing, calming environment for patients and their loved ones. It is anticipated that it will receive 9,500 patient visits within its first year.
Diseases commonly requiring infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders and more. Other conditions treated with specialty infusion therapies may include cancers, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and more. Typically, infusion therapy involves administering a drug intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where medicine is provided through other non-oral routes.
The new Infusion Center will provide: Chemotherapy, therapeutic phlebotomy, antibiotic infusions, PICC and port care, various types of infusions and injections, and disease management and wellness care for patients with long-term chronic disease issues.
For questions about the new Infusion Center, please call (530) 477-9700