AGH Opens New Cancer Care and Infusion Center
Allegan General Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its new Cancer Care and Infusion Center. The center, which opened its doors in June 2014, was designed to maximize patient comfort and safety.
“Patient comfort and convenience were very high priorities from the beginning of the planning process through the completion of construction,” says Gerald Barbini, president and CEO of AGH. “Recognizing patients often spend long periods of time here during treatments, we designated prime hospital space and designed the facility to provide the best possible overall patient experience.”
The 2,600-square-foot center features an open treatment area with five patient treatment chairs, two private treatment rooms, a patient waiting room, a patient education room, and three physician exam rooms.
“The hospital’s been providing chemotherapy since 1976, but this will be the first time the oncologist will be in the same space as the nurses providing treatment,” says Jill Krcatovich, manager of the new center.
“No longer will patients have to walk across the campus from the physician office to the treatment area,” she adds. “Being in one location will also enhance staff communication and patient safety.”
Last year the Infusion Center provided 1,900 patient procedures in its previous space. This includes chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients, as well as IV medications, injections, and blood transfusions for patients with anemia, infections, and chronic illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, or Crohn’s disease.
A portion of the funding for this project was made possible by donations from the community, as well as the Perrigo Foundation. The center is located on the main floor of the hospital, next to the Fresh Start Cafe.
For more information, please call (269) 686-4042.