St. Luke's celebrates expanded infusion center
Friday, May 01, 2015
Receiving medical treatment for any reason can be stressful, painful and can take time. St. Luke’s has expanded and remodeled its Infusion Therapy Clinic in order to make the cancer treatment process more comfortable for patients and staff. More than $155,000 was raised to fund the project.
"We needed new equipment to take care of patients in a state-of-the-art manner,” said John Strange, St. Luke’s president and CEO.
The center went from treating about 43 patients per day to about 79, nearly doubling since the expansion. There now are four private and three semi-private rooms, up from the original three, which are used for symptom management during treatments. Since patients can sometimes spend up to six hours in the infusion chair, St. Luke’s has also replaced their old chairs with new, larger ones. Eight infusion chairs have been added, bringing the total number to 22.
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