Marie Kettle, infusion therapy nurse, stands in front of the view patients will have on the patio of the new Infusion Clinic at the Medical Office Building.

How Infusion Therapy Services at MRH Will Be Different Than Before — In a Good Way

The Infusion Center at the new Medical Office Building was built with patients in mind.

When asked to meet with the architects designing the center, Marie Kettle, an infusion therapy nurse who has been at MRH for more than 40 years, went to her patients and personally discussed with them what they would like to see in the new space.

With an increased number of local patients who need a wide variety of infusions and injectable medication, it was important to her to help design a more welcoming atmosphere than in the previous space.

Now, patients will be treated with a beautiful outside view of Craig — the previous rooms didn’t even have windows — and will have the option to socialize with other patients or have more privacy, if they choose.

Offering infusion and injection treatment isn’t a new service, but the new space will be more pleasant. The benefits remain of receiving infusions and injections close to home, meaning less time spent in the car on long road trips, and the ability to carry on with your day when finished with your treatment.

Infusion Center at MRH

The Infusion Center in the new Medical Office Building will be located on the first floor on the southeast side. Infusion therapy and oncology are generally ordered by your treating physician.

For more information about how to schedule infusion services at Memorial Regional Health, call 970-826-3022.

There are several other new features in the Infusion Center that weren’t in the old one, such as cozy electric recliners in front of windows overlooking scenic landscapes, TVs at each infusion station and an inviting outdoor patio for patients to enjoy.

“I’m excited to have our patients experience the new Infusion Center for themselves,” Kettle said.

An array of infusion therapy services are offered at MRH, ranging from the administration of antibiotics for inpatients to the delivery of long-term chemotherapy in the outpatient setting. Infusion therapy is necessary for patients who have conditions that are so severe that they cannot be treated effectively by oral medications, according to the National Home Infusion Association.

Diseases that commonly require infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, dehydration, cancer and cancer-related pain, gastrointestinal diseases and disorders and more.