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Story last updated at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SPH Infusion Center open house set for Oct. 26

South Peninsula Hospital announces the opening of its new Outpatient Infusion Center, which offers outpatient intravenous therapy to patients with a multitude of conditions.

The center offers two private therapy rooms and a central therapy area. It is located on the lower level of the hospital with convenient parking and a private entrance. It has been finished to create a warm, peaceful environment and offers a resource library and a loan closet, according to a hospital press release.

Patients with conditions including cancer, autoimmune disorders, osteoporosis or the need for hydration can receive IV therapy from two specially trained nurses who have a combined 33 years of experience. Even patients with an out-of-town cancer doctor can be treated at the center under the care of a local primary care doctor, according to the release.

An open house is planned to commemorate the new center from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 26. Remarks will be at 5 p.m. During the open house, the public can tour the center, enjoy refreshments and enter to win prizes, including a mammogram for women or a prostate cancer screening for men.

Although outpatient infusion was already offered at the hospital, the relocation of the services allows for expanded care for the community. Therapy is now offered Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call the center at 235-0201.