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Outpatient Infusion

About This Location

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.

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