Chemotherapy and Infusion Services
Mercy’s chemotherapy and infusion services program offers personal, one-on-one care, something that is more difficult to provide at larger facilities. The nurses in this department are certified to deliver chemotherapy drugs as well as other drugs. The staff includes an oncology certified nurse and a chemotherapy certified nurse.
The chemotherapy staff has also received training from the MS Touch Prescribing Program to become an official infusion site for administration of Tysabri, a drug which is given to patients with multiple sclerosis. Other non-chemotherapy treatments include, but are not limited to, treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, anemia, infectious illness such as Lyme’s disease, and others.
Mercy’s chemotherapy area offers a comfortable, private and quiet setting for patients to receive their treatments as well as specialized care by the nurses. Patients can listen to music, watch a movie or simply rest during their treatments. The staff encourages family members or friends to accompany patients whenever possible.
To find out more about Mercy’s chemotherapy program, please call 218.485.5599.
Cancer Outreach Clinic
Dr. Jonathan Sande, M.D., board certified hematologist/oncologist, Essentia Health Cancer Center, visits patients weekly in our chemotherapy area. He welcomes new referrals as well as follow-up appointments.
Cancer, Coffee & Conversation – A Cancer Support Group
For those living with any type of cancer and for their caregivers, Mercy’s free Cancer Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in Mercy’s Patient Education Room 1701.
The group offers a time to connect with others who are faced with the same challenges and emotions. Come share conversation, or just listen, and enjoy a cup of coffee with friends.
Please call 218.485.5599 for more information.
Mary Bothwell Memorial Library
Funded by The Mercy Foundation, the Mary Bothwell Memorial Library is the dream of a team of volunteers who have come together to create a local resource for those whose lives have been changed by the diagnosis of cancer.
The library is housed in the Chemotherapy Department. Call 218.485.5599 for more information. Donations to help fund the library are always welcome.