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Morris Hospital opens new infusion therapy center

Pictured are nursing staff standing in the new infusion therapy center at Morris Hospital.
Pictured are nursing staff standing in the new infusion therapy center at Morris Hospital.

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is now providing patient services in its newly renovated, state-of-the-art infusion therapy center.

The infusion therapy center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with antibiotic care available on weekends.

Located down the hall from the hospital’s main entrance, the newly designed space offers a comfortable environment and personalized service to patients who require outpatient infusion therapy treatments, including blood transfusions, intravenous (IV) antibiotics and medications, hydration and injection services.

As part of the hospital’s $33.5 million modernization project that expands space for patient services, the infusion therapy center features five 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.

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

In the past, Morris Hospital provided outpatient infusion care for a wide variety of patient needs through its ambulatory surgery department.

According to Diane Matteson, manager of ambulatory care at Morris Hospital, the features new infusion therapy center will be meaningful for patients, some who spend 8 to 10 hours at a time receiving treatment.

All services provided at the infusion therapy center require a physician’s 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.

For more information, visit morrishospital.org/infusiontherapy.

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital and doctor's offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville.

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