New Outpatient Infusion Center Offers Patients More Time to Get On With Life

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 29, 2012– With plenty of sunlight and welcoming caregivers, the new Non-Oncology Infusion Center on the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus offers patients receiving intravenous (IV) medication treatments a high level of comfort in a pleasant environment. The outpatient treatment is designed to get patients out the door and back to their lives, instead of being admitted to the hospital.

Located adjacent to the Cancer Care Center, the Non-Oncology Infusion Center, which opened in April, allows patients the opportunity to receive treatments privately or among others. While undergoing treatment, patients can rest comfortably in recliners that offer heat and massage, and watch their favorite DVD, catch up on work on their laptop or even take a nap. More important, experienced nurses who specialize in IV therapy and infection control provide patients with all the attention they need. “Patients may spend from one to as long as eight or nine hours with us,” says Michelle P. Morris, assistant vice president. “Our goal is to make patients comfortable while we provide caring, customized treatment.”

The Center offers infusions and injections for medical conditions other than cancer, such as infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, dehydration, congestive heart failure, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and gastrointestinal diseases or disorders that prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system. Patients can make appointments for times most convenient to their schedule.

Meanwhile, cancer patients will continue to receive the same high level of care during chemotherapy IV treatment at the Cancer Care Center. To learn more about Southeast Georgia Health System’s infusion programs, please call 912-466-5121.