Oncology and blood disorder treatment should not require travel arrangements.
That’s why Women’s & Children’s Hospital recently opened The Cancer & Infusion Center, a place where women and children receive the infusions, transfusions, injections and other related services they need here in the heart of Acadiana.
“Cancer and blood disorders are not new to Acadiana, but the convenience of having an infusion center dedicated to treating women and children close to home is,” said Dr. Ammar Morad, pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Kids Specialty Center at Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
The Cancer & Infusion Center, under the medical direction of Dr. Morad and doctors with Louisiana Oncology Associates, is an outpatient infusion center offering a compassionate and comforting environment. This state-of-the-art center features three adult infusion bays and, on the pediatric side, five infusion bays with two additional infusion bays that offer more privacy, if needed. Each bay features a comfortable chair, television and other amenities.
The nurses and staff have extensive training and experience in providing quality service to oncology and blood disorder patients. In addition, the hospital’s Child Life Specialist Program provides age-appropriate approaches to help the littlest patients and their loved ones better understand procedures and treatment options.
“The Child Life Specialists really bring a unique aspect to the treatment pediatric patients will receive at the Cancer & Infusion Center,” said Evelyn Goodrow, center director. “Another unique aspect is our on site, dedicated pharmacy, which will help to expedite the treatment process.”
Women who receive treatment at the Cancer & Infusion Center may rest assured that the medical professionals at the center have established professional relationships with the OB-GYNs, breast surgeons and other doctors who have overseen their care for quite some time, Goodrow added. These relationships ensure a continuity of care patients have grown to trust and rely upon during treatment for their cancer or other blood disorders, she said.
The Cancer & Infusion Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on the third floor of Building E on the Women’s & Children’s Hospital campus, the same facility that houses the Kids Specialty Center and Women’s & Children’s Hospital Outpatient Services. Services include chemotherapy, blood products and transfusions, hydration and fluids, medication injections, IV antibiotics and central line care.
Call (337) 521-9182 today to schedule an appointment or call (337) 521-9500 to find out more. View our brochure for more information.