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New Infusion Center Set in Danville

New Infusion Center Set in Danville

Article shared from Courier News.

By Hannah Butler

DANVILLE — Chambers Memorial Hospital has added an IV infusion center to offer services locally.

The infusion center has been added due to a partnership with Community Infusion Solutions (CIS).

“The center, which will be managed by CIS’ staff of care coordinators in conjunction with Chambers Memorial nursing staff, aims to see approximately 60 IV infusion patients locally who are currently forced to drive to Fort Smith, Russellville, Conway or even Little Rock for weekly infusions of medicines for diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, and many other chronic illnesses,” Melissa Flynn with CIS said.

Flynn said the drive may deter patients from receiving infusions at all. Patients will then be admitted to the emergency room due to the lack of infusions.

This is common with rural hospitals without the infusion centers.

“If you can imagine that cycle, we’ve got a lot of sick people,” she said. “You’ve got a lot of people who can’t afford to drive or don’t feel well enough. Then, it takes money out of the economy.”

Case managers work with hospital staff members to coordinate each patients’ information.

The infusion center opened in early August.

“As we continually look at potential new services to serve our community and market, we believe adding infusion services will provide a needed service for our patients and will prevent them from having to travel to other facilities for these services,” Mike McCoy, CEO of Chambers Memorial Hospital, said.

CIS is a public health organization that creates IV infusion centers and focuses on remote infusion services.

Case Studies

I’m pleased because I don’t have to make a 4 ½-hour drive to get my infusion. It’s great that we can now have the therapy that I needed right here.

Walter

I’m very fortunate and so grateful for everything the center does for me. The wait is short and I’m in and out in no time. Without this local service, I couldn’t keep my job. I wouldn’t be able to take care of my family or enjoy my life.

CIS Rural Patient

They monitored me, they took care of me. The infection that was causing the pain began to go away. I can tell you now I’m able to stand on both legs. After the infusion therapy, I was able to resume the activity that I truly enjoy, playing the guitar and exploring the wonders of music.

Stanley

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