Butler Hospital Unveils New Infusion Suite for Memory and Aging Program

BUTLER HOSPITAL recently unveiled its new infusion room for patients in the hospital’s Memory and Aging program. / COURTESY OF NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM CARE

PROVIDENCE — Butler Hospital has unveiled a new infusion room for its Memory and Aging program, a space designed to provide “a contemplative or communal experience” for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

The hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for the newly constructed space, located in the West Building on the hospital campus. The infusion room includes a reception area, a nursing station, a laboratory treatment room and a treatment room.

“Our new state-of-the-art infusion room provides patients with a relaxing environment while receiving the compassionate care they expect from Butler Hospital,” said Mary Marran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Butler Hospital. “I really hope this new facility will make living with Alzheimer’s a little easier for patients who deserve a treatment experience that lowers their stress levels and makes them feel more comfortable.

The space also includes eight new infusion bays, which “provide more privacy, space and comfort for patients to relax” and a new seating area and feeding station for patients and caregivers.

“We live in very exciting times for Alzheimer’s disease research, with promising breakthroughs occurring at a rapid pace that bring significant advances in treatment, diagnosis and prevention,” said Dr Stephen Salloway, founder of the Memory and Aging program. “The increase in the number and variety of studies and trials that we are now conducting here at Butler Hospital reflects this. This new space is essential for growth, providing the expanded modern facilities needed to carry out cutting-edge research. We are very grateful to our donors and supporters for helping to make this a reality. With our many study volunteers, we are ushering in the modern era for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Claudia Chiappa is a staff writer for PBN. You can contact her at [email protected]

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