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May 6, 2019
Saratoga Hospital Expands Infusion Therapy Services
Renovations add space, increase comfort and privacy
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, May 6, 2019—Saratoga Hospital has updated and expanded its infusion therapy unit to meet increased demand for these IV treatments and deliver them in a more private, comfortable setting.
The expansion is part of a $750,000 renovation to the hospital’s A3 medical-surgical floor. The new larger infusion unit has eight patient bays instead of the previous three. Each bay has its own TV and includes space for a support person to stay with the patient. The infusion unit also has been moved from an interior location to space with windows that let in natural light.
“All of these changes reflect our commitment to patient-centered care and our recognition of the importance of a more private, relaxing environment,” said Terry DeLong, director of the A3 Outpatient Infusion/Transfusion Unit and the A3 and C3 medical-surgical floors. “These infusions can take four to eight hours, so the setting can make a big difference.”
The infusions—typically blood transfusions or IV fluids—are provided on an outpatient basis to those who have cancer, blood disorders or other chronic conditions.
“Some patients need infusions to get them through a rough period. Others receive the treatments as part of long-term therapy,” DeLong said. “Either way, we do everything we can to make their time with us as pleasant as possible.”
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. Through its affiliation with Columbia Memorial Health and Albany Med, Saratoga Hospital is part of the largest locally governed health system in the region. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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