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Mary Washington Hospital Outpatient Infusion

About This Location

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.

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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 special fellowships.

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
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Blood transfusions