Fostoria Community Hospital Readies for Opening of New Cancer and Infusion Center
posted on: 09/13/2012FOSTORIA, OHIO, September 13, 2012 – ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital plans to share the expanded new home for cancer and infusion services with the community at an open house on Sun., Sept. 16, 2 – 3 p.m.
The new ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center construction project relocated oncology and infusion services to vacated space on the hospital’s first floor. The more than 4,000 square foot, $710,000 project was completed earlier this month by Whitta Construction.
“We had several very important goals in mind when making plans for the new Cancer and Infusion Center,” said Dan Schwanke, president, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. “Provide better access, enhance privacy, and create a more attractive and comfortable environment for healing for our patients and families.”
The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center, currently known as the oncology/infusion department, is now housed on the hospital’s third floor in space built for pediatric patient rooms in 1957.
Original plans for the Cancer Center were drafted in 2007. Since then, the demand for oncology and infusion services has risen significantly and the department added new cancer specialists, including William Horvath, MD, Divya Vijendra, MD, and George Pipoly, MD, in addition to long-time provider, Renu Soni, MD. In January 2012, revised plans were finalized and construction began.
The first phase of construction for the Cancer and Center began in 2011 when a parking lot dedicated to oncology/infusion patients was completed. In addition, the new Cancer and Infusion Center includes a private, convenient entrance for patients and their families as well as nine treatment rooms and a separate area for physician consultations and exams. The private treatment areas feature natural light, personal TVs, and serene artwork created and donated by Dr. Horvath.
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital will begin caring for patients in the new Cancer and Infusion Center Sept. 24.
In addition, renovations to the laboratory and inpatient pharmacy were recently completed to support the growth in cancer and infusion services as well as advancing technology and equipment needs.
For more information about ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, visit www.promedica.org/fostoria.
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is a member of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,300 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians – with more than 400 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 306 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity.