Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ribbon Cutting for new Adult Infusion Center at Broward Health Medical Center
A big thank you to the many donors who helped make the new Infusion Center at Broward Health Medical Center a reality. A ribbon cutting was recently held in the new Infusion Center that gave donors, patients, physicians and community leaders the opportunity to tour the new center. The renovations, costing $1.5 million, was made possible by the generosity of donors in our community.
The Adult Cancer Infusion Center has offered vital cancer-fighting services to our since the mid-1990s and treats over 1,200 cancer patients per month. The Center has a caring and committed staff, but was in need of a significant facelift.
Last year, local philanthropist Noreen Salah Burpee, Executive Director of the Salah Foundation, challenged the Foundation to raise $1 million and the Salah Foundation would contribute $250,000 to a complete renovation of the Adult Infusion Center.
Now completed, the Adult Infusion Center has a total of 12 chairs/beds, as well as an outdoor healing garden and curtains to provide patient privacy. And for patients who need extended chemotherapy, biotherapy, or other supportive care agents, 8 private infusion rooms have been outfitted with state-of-the-art recliners, seating for families, televisions, DVD players, and computer stations.
A major contributor to the campaign was longtime community and Broward Health supporter Lorraine Thomas. The Infusion Suite within the Center was named after Mrs. Thomas and the Lounge and Family Resource Center has been named for the Salah Foundation; their generosity will help patients for years to come.