Cancer Center:Infusion Therapy
What exactly is infusion therapy? Quite simply, it’s when a person receives medication through an IV. Infusion therapy is given for many different diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure, gastrointestinal disorders, immune disorders, growth hormone deficiencies and neurological problems.
At one time, infusion therapy was limited to the hospital setting. Today, many patients go to alternate settings, such as an ambulatory site or an ambulatory care facility to complete their infusion therapy. Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare offers both in-hospital infusion therapy, as well as several conveniently located outpatient sites.
What should you expect if you find yourself or a family member in this situation? If you work with Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Infusion Therapy Services, you’ll have an integrated, caring team including your physician, chemotherapy-certified registered nurses, nurse clinicians, pharmacists and a physician medical director.
Specific Infusion Therapy Services
Infusion therapy services at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare include — but are not limited to — the following:
- Blood products
- Hydration fluids
- Nutritional supplements
For more information about infusion therapy, please contact the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital's Center for Health at (331) 221-6000.
Outpatient Infusion Centers
At Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare’s outpatient infusion centers, patients enjoy a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. They may watch TV, listen to music, read books or magazines, or just relax in a comfortable recliner. During this time, an experienced infusion nurse will closely monitor the patient’s therapy while reviewing health information, answering questions and helping to alleviate fears.
For office hours or for more information, please contact your preferred location:
- Ambulatory Infusion at the Center for Health
- 1200 South York St., Elmhurst, (331) 221-6000
- Elmhurst Memorial Berteau Campus
- 200 Berteau Ave., Elmhurst, (331) 221-0500