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Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital opens new infusion center

Monday November 5, 2012
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Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., recently opened its infusion center for patient care. The Infusion Center features eight private treatment stations for chemotherapy and other infusion therapies, reclining chairs, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and designated free parking for patients.

"We are excited to offer a modern space where patients can receive their treatments comfortably and conveniently," Karen Javie, RN, the hospitalís executive director/administrator, said in a news release. "The new Infusion Center is the latest in our efforts to provide improved access to our high-quality cancer care program."

The 1,744-square-foot center is located on the ground floor of the hospitalís Medical Science Building along with related Mercy Cancer Care services, including the Mercy Oncology physician practice, the radiation oncology department, nurse navigator office and Cancer Care Resource Center.

In addition to infusion services, the Mercy Cancer Care program includes community screenings and education, advanced diagnostics and imaging, care coordination by nurse navigators, radiation therapy, minimally invasive surgery, access to genetic counseling, rehabilitation, wound care, spiritual counseling and support groups.

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