JACKSON, CA – For people with cancer, care is now one step closer to home. Sutter Amador Hospital has opened a new infusion center to patients on March 23.
The Irene Marie Infusion Center, a new facility located on the second floor of the Outpatient Services Building at Sutter Amador Hospital, now gives cancer patients a local option for treatment for many types of cancer that uses infusion for treatments.
“This monumental new addition to the hospital allows local residents to receive care in the community instead of driving more than an hour for these types of treatments,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Amador Hospital. “The Irene Marie Infusion Center, named in honor of the Spinty Foundation, provides a dedicated space for our patients to receive lifesaving treatments in a comfortable environment. This investment in new services at our hospital shows our continued commitment to our patients, our neighbors and our region.”
The 2,500-square-foot infusion therapy center features 10 spacious infusion chairs and one exam room. Designed by patients for patients, the new space offers both private and community infusion areas offering several treatment options and local artwork by Larry Angier and a mural by Lexie Loader. The focus was on creating a space that would make patients as comfortable as possible while also incorporating large windows with panorama views of the nearby hills and trees.
“This beautiful new facility is a great addition to the health care system in Amador County,” said Gregory Graves, M.D., “We honor the generosity of the Spinty Foundation and the more than 90 donors that contributed to this comforting and professional facility.”
With more than $1.8 million funded by the community and several years of work, the new center opened to patients with chemotherapy treatments available in April. The hospital expects the infusion center will serve more than 220 people each month.
“This is a very exciting day for us,” said Platt. “Our community is very supportive of our hospital and all that it stands for and our new infusion center would not be possible without the generous support of our community.”
For more information about the cancer services available at Sutter Amador Hospital, visit sutteramador.org.