Foundation Supports Expansion of Comprehensive Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital South
Premier Health has expanded the Miami Valley Hospital South Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The expansion increases the capacity of the infusion center to 19 infusion suites and three private infusion rooms. In addition, a satellite infusion pharmacy and a nutrition room have been added. The project also includes a renovation of the Premier Blood and Cancer Center (PBCC) practice next to the infusion center.
“Premier Health is committed to providing patients across the region with easier access to cancer prevention treatments, as well as diagnostic and advanced multispecialty cancer care,” said Diane Pleiman, system executive for oncology services. “The expansion of our cancer care program at Miami Valley Hospital South helps to fulfill our mission and vision to enhance the survivorship of patients with cancer.”
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital South provides a seamless experience for patients by offering a healing environment with cancer support services, as well as a multidisciplinary care team approach with evaluation, treatment planning, and care for all cancer disease types. Strong physician collaboration provides patients with high quality, well-coordinated cancer care close to home and surrounded by family and friends. Patients also have access to an extensive array of clinical trials.
“We are excited to share with the entire community the expanded services of our Comprehensive Cancer Center,” said Marquita Turner, chief operating officer at Miami Valley Hospital South. “The infusion center went from eight infusion bays to 19 infusion suites and three private rooms. Comfort and convenience for patients and their families were priorities in the design and decision-making process. When we care for cancer patients, we take a holistic approach to their healing.”
Among the expansion’s highlights:
- More suites, privacy, comfort – The infusion center now includes 19 infusion suites and three private rooms for added comfort and convenience for patients and families. Infusion suites have a specialized reclining chair offering both heat and massage for the comfort of patients, as well as a television.
- Satellite infusion pharmacy – An ambulatory oncology specialized pharmacist will be available to consult with physicians, meet with patients, and discuss medication needs. A dedicated pharmacy team will compound infusion medications nearby, reducing turnaround time.
- Nutrition room – A nutrition room located centrally in the infusion center will be stocked with snacks and drinks for patients.
- Premier Blood and Cancer Center Office Renovation – The PBCC team provides comprehensive care to patients with cancer and blood disorders. Hematologists and medical oncologists collaborate with other specialists to bring patients the individualized care they need. The PBCC practice is located next to the infusion center to provide cancer patients with a more seamless patient experience during their cancer journey.
Premier Health is Southwest Ohio’s only certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the top-ranked cancer center in the United States.
Miami Valley Hospital Foundation donors provided support for the infusion bays. In addition, the Foundation makes it possible to offer complementary integrative therapies such as cancer exercise, massage therapy, and other therapies to help cancer patients manage their symptoms of treatment and boost their overall well-being.
The newly expanded Miami Valley Hospital South Comprehensive Cancer Center’s infusion center opened to patients on December 20.