Infusion Therapy involves the administration of medication intravenously. It is prescribed when a patient's condition cannot be effectively treated with oral medications.
Memorial Hospital's Stella Beard Infusion Center treats patients whose infections are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, congestive heart failure, Crohn's Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and more. Infusion therapies can take a few minutes or up to eight hours depending on the treatment plan prescribed by the patient's physician.
The Stella Beard Infusion Center
Named for the little girl with the big pink heart, the Stella Beard Infusion Center is the newest clinical treatment space at Memorial Hospital. The Center was made possible through the generosity of the Beard family who spent hours traveling to Colorado where Stella received treatments for a brain tumor. "It is important to us that members of our community can access these services right here in Douglas," said Marissa and Andrew Beard, parents of Stella. "The infusion center is our way of giving back to the community we love and the people who showed such amazing support to us and Stella."
The Infusion Center is located on the second floor of the main hospital and includes three curtained bays and one private room. The suite includes custom heated infusion chairs with personal media players, a private waiting area for family and friends, refreshment center, restrooms, and dedicated nurses station.