Infusion Therapy Center

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers provides exceptional infusion care for a wide variety of patient needs at its newly renovated, state-of-the-art Infusion Therapy Center.

Conveniently located down the hall from the hospital’s main entrance, our Infusion Therapy Center offers a comfortable environment and personalized service to patients who require outpatient infusion treatments, including blood transfusions, blood products, intravenous (IV) antibiotics and medications, hydration and injections for a wide range of conditions.

Services provided at the Infusion Therapy Center include:

  • IV antibiotic therapy
  • Central line catheter care
  • Hydration
  • Injection services
  • Medication infusions
  • Peripherally inserted catheter (PICC)/Midline care and maintenance
  • Transfusion of blood products

WHAT IS INFUSION THERAPY?

Infusion therapy is the delivery of medication through a needle or catheter by way of IV pump or intramuscular injection for illnesses and conditions that cannot be treated effectively through oral medications.

Infusion therapy is often used to treat serious or chronic infections that don’t respond to oral antibiotics, cancer or cancer-related pain, gastrointestinal conditions, dehydration, and other complex conditions such as Crohn’s disease. Sometimes infusion therapy is also necessary because the prescribed medication cannot be given orally as it would break down prematurely in the digestive system.

All infusion therapy services at Morris Hospital require a physician’s order and must be scheduled in advance. Infusions can range in duration from a few minutes to several hours.

While infusion therapy may sound intimidating, it proves to be an effective alternative to administering medication that helps you feel better.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY

Our new Infusion Therapy Center provides a warm, calming environment for patients, some of whom can spend several hours at a time receiving treatment. Because of this, our facility was designed with our patients’ experience, safety and comfort in mind.

The Infusion Therapy Center features 5 private patient treatment rooms, each equipped with recliners, warm blankets, pillows, television, Wi-Fi, refreshments, oxygen and windows for natural light. A dedicated bathroom is also available within the unit.

The center also has its own medication room, clean utility room and nutritional center. Each room has a wall-mounted workstation, allowing staff to remain near patients at all times.

Our on-site laboratory, pharmacy and cafeteria also allow for additional convenience for our patients.

EXPERIENCED CARE TEAM

At our Infusion Therapy Center, our highly trained healthcare care team is dedicated to delivering exceptional, personalized care for every patient. Our experienced registered nurses will oversee your appointment every step of the way, making sure treatments and procedures are as pleasant as possible.

Located at the main hospital campus, our Infusion Therapy Center is within reach of our hospital’s full complement of resources if they are needed for any reason.

HOURS OF OPERATION

The Infusion Therapy Center is open 7 days a week.

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Antibiotics only

SCHEDULING

All services provided at the Infusion Therapy Center require a physician order and must be scheduled in advance. Orders are accepted from any physician, regardless of whether the physician is on the Morris Hospital Medical Staff.

A physician order or referral providing the infusion order and diagnosis can be faxed to the Patient Access department at 815-942-0713.

Upon receiving the order, a Patient Access representative will contact the patient to schedule an appointment. Patients can also call Patient Access at 815-705-4105. An appointment time must be scheduled in advance in order for our staff to be prepared to provide appropriate care.

MORE INFORMATION:

For questions or to contact the Infusion Therapy Center, please call the charge nurse at 815-705-7246.

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