Located within the hospital, the Ambulatory Infusion Center offers outpatient intravenous (IV) therapy, such as chemotherapy for treating cancer, antibiotic therapy to treat infections, and transfusions, as ordered by your physician.
The goal of our professional team is to provide caring, effective, efficient and safe administration of intravenous therapy and injections in a medically supervised, comfortable setting. By offering these services on an outpatient basis, we strive to reduce hospitalizations and subsequent medical costs for you and your family.
The Ambulatory Infusion team consists of professionals who specialize in all areas of IV, chemotherapy and transfusion therapies. The highly skilled nursing staff provides each patient and his or her family with information and support to meet individual needs.
Charles Callahan, M.D., an infectious disease specialist, is the medical director of the Ambulatory Infusion Center. He, along with lead members of medical oncology, cardiology and rheumatology, provides consulting services to primary care doctors to help determine the best treatment options.
Registered nurses, certified in oncology infusion, are supported by nursing assistants and clerical personnel.
Ambulatory Infusion is an extension of the physician's office and primary care for each patient remains with his or her personal physician. Frequent and open communication keeps the physician apprised of his or her patient's progress and needs.
Upon receipt of a referral with pertinent medical information from your personal physician, an appointment is scheduled to evaluate your needs and determine the best and most appropriate treatment plan.
Experienced nursing staff monitors all treatments.
Services include those listed below.
- Blood transfusions (As prescribed)
- Chemotherapy (As ordered by M.D.)
- Fluid hydration (For patients who are dehydrated)
- IVIG (For select patient needs, including immuno-compromised IGG deficiency)
- Injections (Include Aranesp, B12, Desferal, Lovenox, Neupogen)
- Intravenous antibiotic therapy
- Maintenance of infusaport
- Remicade infusions (For rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease)
- Therapeutic phlebotomies (Excess red blood cells removed from patients who produce too many red blood cells)
- Venofer (Iron infusion)
Conveniently located on the second floor in the hospital's new Patient Pavilion, adjacent to the ER, the Ambulatory Infusion Center provides individual areas for each patient, with large windows and beautiful outdoor views. Each area has room for a family member or close friend to share time with the patient, if desired.
Patients enjoy building ongoing relationships with each other and establish informal support groups. There is also an area for families, who garner emotional support from each other as they wait.
Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday-Sunday, by appointment.
Meal service is provided at no cost when therapy lasts longer than three hours.
Contact us at 772.567.4311, press 3, ext. 2163, for information or to schedule an appointment.Return To Top