Chemotherapy/Infusion Center

Chemotherapy/Infusion Center

Our Infusion Center is fully functioning and able to provide the latest and most innovative services available.

  • Blood Transfusions

  • IV Therapy and Management

  • Infusions for most medical issues

  • Port-A-Cath care and lab draws

  • Wound Care

 

Our staff and administration strive to provide a tranquil and accommodating environment, where one can relax while receiving treatment.

Our Success Stories


We are proud to provide the community with high quality care close to home. Specialized care with Certified staff are here to care for and educate you, so that you have the greatest chances to succeed.

“Everyone is very nice and courteous. I have been having these infusions for almost 15 years, at various different cities, and I would rate this center as one of the best.” -Infusion Patient

“Everyone in infusion is so kind and caring. They make the experience so much better. Relationships make this journey better.” - The Hoyles

“When fighting cancer, it is not always the odds or success rates. It’s about the will of a human being whose strength to overcome cannot be measured on paper.” -Ann, The Lymphoma Club

Chemotherapy


Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with an antineoplastic drug or with a combination of such drugs into a standardized treatment regimen. Certain chemotherapy agents also have a role in the treatment of other conditions, including ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. The most common chemotherapy agents act by killing cells that divide rapidly, one of the main properties of most cancer cells. This means that chemotherapy also harms cells that divide rapidly under normal circumstances: cells in the bone marrow, digestive tract, and hair follicles. This results in the most common side-effects of chemotherapy: myelosuppression (decreased production of blood cells, hence also immunosuppression), mucositis (inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract), and alopecia (hair loss).

Bell of Hope Donated by Gielow Family

The chemotherapy and infusion department at Memorial Hospital in Chester has a new addition to their wall of remembrance. A "bell of hope", donated by the Gielow family in loving memory of Marvin A. Gielow now graces the entry wall. The inscription reads, "Ring this bell three times well to celebrate this day. This course is run, my treatment done, now I am on my way." As patients finish their final treatment they will have the honor of ringing the bell to commemorate the completion of their battle.

Marvin was a long-time patient of the infusion department. He was a friend and inspiration to both staff and patients of the department. He finished his battle on August 4th, 2017. "This bell of hope will serve as a reminder of Marvin and inspiration to those who continue to fight," stated the staff.

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