Infusing Care Is Our Passion
The Outpatient Infusion Department at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center offers excellent care for those in need of a wide range of medication and intravenous (IV) treatment. You will find a team of highly skilled nurses who create a comfortable and friendly environment. The treatment area is large and open with comfortable chairs and televisions to make your stay more pleasant and manageable.
“We are passionate about infusion therapy and strive to make your time with us the best it can be.” — Need Name of Caregiver
PICC & Midline Placement
If you are a patient requiring IV medications for long periods of time including chemotherapy, nutrition, and some types of antibiotics, you may require a special type of IV called a “PICC” line, usually 16 to 24 inches, or a “midline,” which is about eight inches. These procedures are most often performed by a specially trained nurse or a specialist from the radiology department within the hospital.
Outpatient Infusion Department
8 am – 6 pm
Sat, Sun & Holidays
8 am – 12 pm
No matter your age or health status, vaccinations can be an important part of overall health and critical for disease prevention. Common vaccinations given in our department include Rabies, Influenza, Pneumonia, and Shingles. We are able to give all immunizations ordered by your physician. Below is some information on the common vaccinations provided at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
Intravenous and Injectable Chemotherapy Administration
Our caring staff specializes in providing chemotherapy treatments for many types of cancers. We understand the difficulty of some of these treatments and offer our experience and compassion for every patient, in every circumstance. After receiving chemotherapy, patients can experience some common side effects such as mouth sores, fatigue, changes in appetite and taste, neutropenia (a decrease in white blood cells), and thrombocytopenia (a decrease in platelets). Please explore the following resources to learn more about your particular situation and find helpful information to keep you strong:
- Neutropenic Precautions
- Chemotherapy Side-Effects
- Thrombocytopenia Teaching
- Community Support Groups
- What to Watch for at Home
At Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, we routinely perform blood transfusions. You and your family can take comfort in knowing a transfusion is a low-risk procedure, though complications can occur. However, the benefits of receiving blood typically far outweigh the risks of transfusion. We invite you to learn more by reading the following: