Friday, April 18, 2014
Newly Renovated Adult Infusion Center Unveiled at Broward Health Medical Center
Adult Infusion Center at Broward Health Medical Center
Cancer Center Upgrades Offer Patients More Choices and Comforting Enhancements
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Chemotherapy is a difficult process for patients and their loved ones. Recently, the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) made life much easier when they revealed enhancements to its adult infusion center, which were made possible thanks to the philanthropic support of the community.
The hospital’s cancer center team envisioned a redesign that would improve patient experience and set them apart from their competitors. So it became the first in the United States to utilize the Philips Ambient Experience, which allows patients to personalize their surroundings with lighting and other aesthetic features. This gives the patients greater involvement in their treatment, increases their comfort, reduces their anxiety and even reduces the time it takes to complete treatments.
The center now features 20 infusion chairs, two beds and an express clinic that will perform services such as injections for stimulating agents, medi-port flushes, IV pump disconnects and procedures or infusions that take less than 15 minutes. In addition, the center also features a triage and social services room, iPad technology at the bedside, music, art and pet therapy, peer-to-peer mentoring programs, a café with healthy eating options, and a lush, outdoor healing garden for patients and families to enjoy during their treatments.
“With these renovations, the adult infusion center is truly a first-class destination for cancer care,” said Heather Miller, director of cancer services at BHMC. “The new aspects of the center – from the music choices to the healing garden – help the patients feel less anxiety and more involved in their own treatment, which has been shown to create better outcomes.”
Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.
to see more photos from the ribbon cutting.