Maimonides Medical Center unveiled its newly constructed Cancer Center Infusion Suite at its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 30, with congratulatory speeches and a tour of the state-of-the-art infusion suite for the ceremony attendees.
Built for the needs of cancer, blood disease, and other infusion patients, the suite provides private and shared infusion bays, giving the option for patients to receive infusions privately or publicly.
“Our new Infusion Suite gives patients access to treatment in private rooms to increase their comfort,” said Dr. Kevin Becker, Director of Medical Oncology at the Maimonides Cancer Center. “This beautifully enhanced space also allows more room for loved ones to accompany patients.”
Patients will also have access to flat screen televisions for relaxation and entertainment during treatment, and telephones for both outside calls and to contact the Infusion Suite nursing staff for any assistance they might need.
Three new infusion chairs and one infusion bed were also added “to expand capacity to meet the growing demands for cancer treatment in Brooklyn,” explained Alyssa Alario, Public Relations Coordinator at Maimonides Medical Center.
The celebration of the new suite included a welcoming speech from Ken Gibbs, President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center and supportive words from Assemblyman Felix Ortiz. This was followed by the celebratory ribbon cutting by Gibbs, Dr. Becker, and Jessey Bubb, Director of Clinical Services at Maimonides Cancer Center.
The newly constructed Infusion Suite was built over a four month period, and will provide a lifetime of aid to patients at the Maimonides Cancer Center.