Piedmont Henry opens infusion center

By Monroe Roark
Times Correspondent

Piedmont Henry Hospital has developed a new facility dedicated to the ongoing care of patients in need of infusion therapy.

Piedmont Henry’s new infusion center will provide a comfortable setting for patients. Special photo

Last week the hospital announced the opening of its new infusion center, which offers outpatient services “in a comfortable and convenient setting,” according to a spokesperson.

Infusion therapy, by definition, involves the administering of medication through a needle or a catheter. It is typically prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively with oral medications. This usually means drugs are given intravenously.

The new infusion center is designed specifically for that purpose. A staff of registered nurses specializing in intravenous therapy will be on hand to care for patients who need such services as chemotherapy, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, iron infusions, port flushes, PICC line removals, magnesium and other medications.

A patients who wishes to use the facility is required to have a prescription from a physician with privileges at Piedmont Henry.

The center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information visit www.piedmonthenry.org