Located off the main entrance of Building B on MoBap’s campus, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are welcomed for infusion therapies. Previously, MS patients received infusions on the neurology unit in the hospital or in the hospital’s main infusion center.
“MoBap’s new Infusion Center is the only MS-specific center of its kind in the region,” said Dr. Barry Singer, MoBap neurologist and director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care. “We’re pleased to offer several highly effective infusion treatments to help change the course of those living with MS,” added Meaghan Boland, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, nurse practitioner.
Staffed by highly-skilled, compassionate nurses who oversee patient infusions, the Infusion Center focuses on patient comfort. There are six cubicles with reclining chairs and televisions. If a patient wants privacy, a curtain can be pulled around their space.
“The Infusion Center doesn’t feel like a hospital,” Meaghan shared. She’s seen impromptu groups and friendships form among patients. “They start talking about their MS symptoms, what works for them and what they’ve experienced. They form bonds, and that’s therapeutic.”
To further accommodate patients, The MS Center for Innovations in Care with Drs. Singer, Mark Tullman and Barbara Green, and nurse practitioner Melanie Huff, MSN, AGNP-C, MSCN, moved to the first floor of Building B, adjacent to the Infusion Center. Meaghan said, “Patients are excited and they will benefit from having their services located in close proximity.”
The Infusion Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and will administer a variety of other infusion therapies. “As The Center grows, we look forward to the possibility of expanding our hours to accommodate patient needs,” Meaghan said.