August 09, 2013
Richmond, VA – HCA Virginia’s John Randolph Medical Center this week introduced its new hospice wing and infusion services for members of the surrounding community.
A partnership between JRMC and Hospice of Virginia, the hospice services will provide compassionate end-of-life care. The four-bed hospice cluster offers private rooms for patients and each suite has been designed to provide comfort and the feeling of home.
“Inpatient hospice will be an excellent resource to our community, allowing our patients to be cared for close to home by friends and family at the end of their life,” said Shobha Rani Nalluri, M.D. of Virginia Oncology & Hematology. “Terminal illnesses often bring a period of uncertainty and even fear in our patients and their loved ones, but the comprehensive support model, which includes emotional and spiritual support, will help ease the transition of our patients and their loved ones.”
The program also will feature a multidisciplinary team of physicians, hospice nurses, medical social workers and bereavement specialists who will offer emotional and spiritual support for patients and their loved ones.
In addition, JRMC’s remodeled outpatient Infusion Center with expanded services can now administer almost any medication with a physician’s orders. Some of these include antibiotics, chemotherapy, intravenous services, osteoporosis therapy and therapeutic phlebotomy.
“John Randolph Medical Center’s Infusion Center will provide many options for our cancer patients,” said Nalluri. “It will allow them to receive infusions by trained staff in an effective and timely manner within their community.”
Last week, over 175 community & business leaders and medical professionals from the Tri-Cities attended the open house and ribbon cutting.
For more information, call 804.320.DOCS (3627).