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Attending the event are (l to r) Dr. Marin Xavier, Dr. William Stanton, Susie Woltman-Tietjan, Richard Woltman and Dr. Carrie Constantini.

Woltman Family Infusion Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Local community and health care leaders gathered in Hillcrest on Sept. 19 to celebrate the naming and opening of the Woltman Family Infusion Center, an outpatient service of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego that specializes in cancer care and treatment of other health conditions.

The $1.3 million center is made possible by philanthropic support from the community, including a leadership gift from the Woltman family of La Jolla, who have had a long legacy of advancing Scripps’ efforts to provide patients with the latest medical advancements and individualized care. Located in the Mercy Clinic building at 4020 Fifth Ave., the 3,100-square-foot center shares the fourth floor with Scripps Cancer Center.The new center offers 12 patient treatment stations, each with a comfortable recliner chair, seat warmer, Wi-Fi access and private television. The center also has an on-site pharmacy dedicated solely to the specialized needs of infusion clinic patients, which will help reduce treatment times.

The Woltman Family Infusion Center replaces an eight-station infusion center located on Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego’s ninth floor. Patient care at the center is expected to begin by October 2012.

“We’re grateful for the support of the Woltman family to help bring this important new health resource to the community,” said Dr. William Stanton, medical director of Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital. “This center offers a large, comfortable environment for our patients. We’ve also added a research nurse to this center, which opens the door for our patients to participate in clinical trials.”

In addition to providing chemotherapy cancer care, the new center serves patients with neurological, rheumatological and gastrointestinal illnesses. Antibiotic therapy, blood product transfusions, biotherapy and intravenous hydration are also available.

While the Woltman Family Infusion Center will primarily serve Scripps patients, other community physicians also will have access to refer their patients to the new center.

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