The newly expanded Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Infusion Center has opened its doors at its new location in the 23929 building of the Henry Mayo campus.
A 40% growth in infusion patients at Henry Mayo in 2012 demonstrated the need for an expanded facility. Improvements include a new 2,000-square-foot space equipped with eight new infusion chairs and staffed by two full-time RNs and a patient care technician. Everything was designed with the patient in mind, according to Donna Ferguson, RN, MBA, director of Infusion Services.
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“It’s such a peaceful environment and the people here are really good,” said patient Pam Chandler. “It’s obvious just by looking around that they care about us.”
Henry Mayo’s infusion services include chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and intravenous antibiotics. Treatment time ranges from 60 minutes to eight hours. Registered oncology nurses provide the full range of outpatient infusion services to individuals as prescribed by their physicians.
The old Infusion Center performed 1,935 infusions in 2012 benefitting 298 patients. The new Center can accommodate twice as many patients in more than eight times the space. Improvements include additional infusion chairs that offer more comfort and contain a table for beverages and personal entertainment materials such as books and iPads. The new facility also offers an onsite patient intake process that enhances privacy, confidentiality and time savings.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is a 238 bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. Services include trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care unit, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, behavioral health, and acute rehab, as well as cancer, cardiology, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies. For more information about Henry Mayo and the new Infusion Center, visit www.henrymayo.com or call (661) 253-8000.
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- Source: Santa Clarita News
- Kevin Kelton
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