What is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy is the delivery of medicine directly into the bloodstream
through a vein.The medicine is administered through a temporary location
in the arm or hand, or through an "infusion port." An infusion
port (also called a port-a-cath) is a small device that's implanted
under the skin to allow easy access to the bloodstream. A port can be
used to draw blood and infuse chemotherapy, antibiotics, and other medicines.It
can also be used if transfusions of red blood cells or platelets are needed.
Many patients with cancer have infusion ports so they can receive medicine
through a central vein close to the shoulder rather than through the continued
use of veins in the hand or arm.
Many forms of chemotherapy, targeted therapies, hormone therapy, and immunotherapy
are delivered through infusion. At the Regional Cancer Center, care is
supervised by board-certified medical oncologists, many of whom also have
Infusion therapy can be administered in a variety of settings, including
the doctor's office.The Regional Cancer Center offers two convenient,
dedicated outpatient locations for patients.
Infusion Therapy Treatments include:
- IV Antibiotics
- Targeted Therapy
- Hormone Therapy
- Blood transfusions
Mary Washington Hospital Outpatient Infusion
Mary Washington Hospital Outpatient Infusion is located in the Regional
Cancer Center building at 1300 Hospital Drive, in Suite 301. The building,
which also houses the Imaging Center for Women, is on the Mary Washington
Hospital Medical Campus. Patients here are able to receive chemotherapy,
antibiotic,and other medical infusion therapies in a private, comfortable,
light-filled setting with an experienced staff to tend to their needs.
Patients' individual treatment areas are equipped with state-of-the-art
infusion chairs and companion chairs for visitors, TVs for each patient,
and free WiFi and snacks for patients and their companions. Integrative
Therapies (music, reiki and healing touch therapies) are available to
MWH Infusion patients. Outpatient Infusion is open 7-days-a-week.
Also available at Mary Washington Hospital Outpatient Infusion center is
Liposorber for acute lowering of LDL-C
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Stafford Hospital Outpatient Infusion
Stafford Hospital Outpatient Infusion is located on the 4th floor of Stafford
Hospital in a comfortable, serene room with walls of windows overlooking
a natural outside area. Patients' individual treatment areas are equipped
with flat screen TVs, the newest infusion therapy chairs, and comfortable
seating for companions. Snacks and WiFi are among the free amenities offered
to patients and their companions.
We provide care for patients who need infusion therapy or injection therapy.
Our dedicated oncology nurses and state-of-the-art equipment deliver the
highest quality care.