Infusion Center

 

Designed with your needs in mind, the Infusion Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital is a calming environment that inspires relaxation. Rockcastle Regional Hospital provides infusion services for patients who require frequent infusions of medications including cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, patients requiring intravenous antibiotics, patients with blood disorders, and patients who require intravenous treatments but are not hospitalized.

Infusion therapy is prescribed when oral medication is not possible, effective or appropriate for a particular illness or patient. The therapy involves administering medicine directly into the body through a blood vessel, muscle or the spinal cord. Infusion therapy is commonly used to treat patients with chronic illnesses such as arthritis, cancer, infections, and chronic pain. Rockcastle Regional Hospital works to make our Infusion Center patients as comfortable as possible.

Infusion therapy is the introduction of fluid, blood products and/or medications into a patient’s circulatory system. At Rockcastle Regional Hospital, we provide infusion therapy in an outpatient setting, offering convenience and comfort to patients as well as a highly effective treatment mode for a variety of health conditions from chronic disease to pain management.

The Infusion Center provides a welcome alternative to inpatient care. The Infusion Center is designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible with televisions, Wi-Fi and telephones in every bay, and a soothing décor that is functional without being institutional. Family members are welcome to remain with patients while they receive their infusions. You and your family may also be assisted by a number of support service representatives including dieticians, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, and infusion nurses.

Infusion Center services at Rockcastle Regional Hospital include:

  • AntibioticsThe Infusion Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital is an extremely calming environment that inspires relaxation.
  • Blood transfusions
  • Outpatient leukemia care
  • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
  • IV Therapies
  • IV antibiotics, antifungals and steroids
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Disease management
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Treatments for arthritis and other autoimmune diseases

 

The Rockcastle Regional Hospital Infusion Center is staffed with certified infusion and chemotherapy specialists who are here to provide you with the information you need. In addition to caring for you throughout your treatment, our team works with your primary physicians to ensure the best treatment outcomes, providing them with detailed treatment reports, progress assessments and discharge summaries.

Our dedicated team of oncology nurses in our Infusion Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital work collaboratively with patients, families, physicians and support staff to provide treatments and procedures in a caring, respectful and compassionate manner. Our highly trained nurses are experienced in infusion services, certified in chemotherapy administration, and available to provide information and answer questions. Our Infusion Center patients have immediate access to a physician, if needed. Due to the complexity of the medication protocols used, the pharmacist at Rockcastle Regional helps to ensure the proper utilization of medications and the management of any complications secondary to therapy.

For every patient who visits the Infusion Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital, we provide a supportive, comfortable and safe environment. Our staff at Rockcastle Regional understands that our patients are at the center of everything we do. Like every department in the hospital, the Infusion Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital was developed with our patients’ needs in mind.