If you need intravenous therapy, Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center has a new state-of-the-art Infusion Center to meet your healthcare needs close to home. The Infusion Center staff treats children as well as adults. Pictured is a young patient who received an allergy injection, as well as a longtime BCH infusion patient.
Q. Where is the Infusion Center?
A. Second floor, northeast corner of Beatrice Community Hospital.
Q. What happens at the Infusion Center?
A. The Infusion Center covers intravenous therapies, such as:
- IV antibiotics
- Osteoporosis Therapy
Our center can also provide injections for:
- Mental Illness
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Medicines to stimulate the bone marrow
The Infusion Center staff also provides services for:
- Wound care
- Dressing changes
- Assisting lab personnel with blood draws as needed
Visits are done under a physician order.
Q. Is there anything else that happens in the Infusion Center?
A. Oncology physicians Dr. Nathan Green, Dr. Stacey Knox and Dr. Steven Dunder, who work out of the Beatrice Community Hospital’s Specialty Clinic, come to BCHHC the first three Wednesdays of the month to see their patients in the Infusion Center.
Q. Is there qualified attending staff?
A. There are three registered nurses who staff the Infusion Center. Brenda Rempe, Lori Kapke and Jane Loseth are all specially trained for infusion therapy.
Q. Are there private rooms?
A. There is a large bay of comfortable recliners that can be separated by curtains. However, if you prefer privacy, there are private rooms. Large windows allow all patients to view the outdoors while receiving their treatment.
Q. What are the hours of the Infusion Center? 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekends are available if needed.
For questions or concerns, please call 402-223-6515.
Q. What does the staff think is the best thing about the Infusion Center at Beatrice Community Hospital?
A. “Being here as a patient advocate to improve the continuity of care between the patient and their physician,” says Brenda Rempe.
“It’s peaceful and I like working with the patients one on one,” says Lori Kapke.
Q. How do I get to use the Infusion Center if I need infusion therapy services?
A. The initial treatment or therapy is frequently done in a hospital or doctor’s clinic, but the remainder of your treatment can be done at the Beatrice Community Hospital Infusion Center. If having your treatment at the BCHHC Infusion Center isn’t mentioned by your doctor, be your own advocate and remind the physician that BCHHC has an Infusion Center and can provide these services “close to home.”