Nazareth Hospital hosted a blessing and dedication last week to celebrate the opening of its new Infusion Suite. The nearly $1 million construction project began in September and took about three months to complete. It was officially unveiled on March 3.
The new outpatient space features seven large infusion bays and one private patient room. Patients receiving chemotherapy, blood transfusions, immunoglobulin therapy or other treatments will have access to infusion bays with ample space for family members.
Infusion chairs for patients are equipped with flat-screen televisions that can connect to personal devices. The suite also offers a peaceful, soothing environment to make each patient’s healing journey as stress-free as possible with natural light filling the space.
In addition to the construction of the infusion suite, a pharmacy dedicated to the space was created. The pharmacy will solely handle medicine needed for patients’ treatment and related prescription needs.
“The Infusion Suite at Nazareth Hospital demonstrates our continued commitment and devotion to providing the most advanced cancer prevention, detection and treatment in a calm, therapeutic atmosphere,” explained Nancy Cherone, executive director for Nazareth Hospital. “We are proud to partner with Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center physicians to serve our patients and provide the best, evidence-based cancer care, right here in our community.”
“This new facility is part of Nazareth Hospital’s commitment to our community to expand our comprehensive cancer program,” explained Robert DiDomenico, administrative director of the Oncology Program at Nazareth Hospital. “Patients will find that our new Infusion Suite is a modern, comfortable space that has easy access (with) other programs they may need for their care.”
Not only will patients receive comprehensive treatment and have access to best-in-class technology, they will be cared for by physicians who are part of the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Network. Those physicians provide leadership to Nazareth, which is a Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Network member, and the hospital’s medical oncology, chemotherapy and radiation oncology programs.
“Our patients see Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center specialists each and every time they come to Nazareth for treatment,” DiDomenico added. ••