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ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OPENS NEW INFUSION CENTER

 


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DATE: November 9, 2011

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Deborah Marshall

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ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OPENS NEW INFUSION CENTER

Warwick, NY – Patients seeking comfortable and convenient infusion therapy can now utilize the Outpatient Infusion Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY.

The quiet and relaxing Infusion center is designed for the growing number of patients who are healthy enough to go home, but still need to visit the hospital for infusion therapies. These include but are not limited to long term intravenous antibiotics, blood transfusions, iron therapy, chemotherapy, and long term catheter insertion and maintenance. And for patient convenience, the infusion center is open on weekends.

St. Anthony Community Hospital will host an official opening and celebration for the new infusion center on Thursday, December 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. along with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.
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Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes.

“I’m comfortable and I can relax and read a book while I’m here,” said patient Monica Hilley of Highland Lakes, New Jersey, “And the staff is truly loving and caring. I don’t know why anyone would want to go anywhere else for treatment.”

St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of Bon Secours Charity Health System, is a non-profit hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical and obstetrical/gynecological acute care services to residents of southern Orange County, New York and Sussex County, New Jersey.

Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Maryland which is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states. For more information visit bschs.bonsecours.com


                                         

Photo:

Patient Monica Hilley relaxes with her book as she receives infusion therapy in the Outpatient Infusion Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital.

From left, Nancy Folino, RN, BSN, CCRN, Director of Surgical Services, Orange County; patient Monica Hilley of Highland Lakes, New Jersey and Marlene Roerden, RN, Clinical Coordinator.

 














 




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