Proceeds from last year's 2004 Founders Ball are going towards the creation of a new, state-of-the-art Infusion Center . This new Infusion Center will allow our physicians, expert in the care and treatment of both children and adults afflicted with cancer and other allied diseases, to provide patients with treatment in a comfortable and comforting environment.
The plans for the new Infusion Center are designed to treat both pediatric and adult patients. Patients are treated in the Infusion Center for a number of diagnoses, including Leukemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Lymphoma, Hemophilia and Tumors (bone, solid and ovarian). The Infusion Center will include a nutrition station, clinical exam rooms and private conference rooms. The Center will also provide for the integration of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and support into existing clinical and educational programs for adults, children and their families.
The Department of Engineering has presented plans that illustrate the complete layout for the new facilities, which will be located on one of the original sites of TBHC's infrastructure. This area is located in the heart of the hospital on the 1 st Floor, North Pavilion section, and has been rebuilt over the years to accommodate the community's growing needs. The Brooklyn Hospital Center is subsequently proud to be embarking on its installation, as we further extend our facilities to meet the requirements of our patients during our 160 th anniversary. Both adults and children will have separate facilities; however, both sections are close enough in proximity to share resources. Additionally, this new facility will consolidate our cancer care services into one cohesive unit; it will also be centrally located on the first floor for our patient's convenience. Furthermore, the Center will include a children's play area, which will provide a place for young patients to spend time with their families in a child-friendly atmosphere.
The addition of the Infusion Center will be yet another milestone in The Brooklyn Hospital Center's accomplishments, and we would like to thank and acknowledge everyone who has worked together to prepare for the Center, in particular Dr. Asha D. Nayak, Hematology and Oncology Physician; Paul Albertson , Senior Vice President of Operations; Paul Wong, Director of Engineering; Dr. Arunbhah Patel, Director of Hematology and Oncology; and Dr. Swayam Sadanandan, Associate Chairman, Chief Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. We look forward to this invaluable addition to our community, as the Infusion Center will provide patients and their families the expert care and peace of mind that is our commitment - and our tradition - for over a century and a half.