Hensley to present information on St. Luke’s new infusion services

Published 4:46 pm Monday, July 3, 2017

A new service to provide advanced chemotherapy treatments and other infusion services, including arthritis therapies, recently opened on the campus of St. Luke’s Hospital, bringing one-on-one specialty care where patients need it most—close to their home and families.

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Tryon will hear more about these services on Wednesday, July 5, when Lynn Hensley, RN, director of St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center, will be the guest speaker.

Hensley is educating the community and local physicians about the care, services and treatment team that can improve the lives of many who, until now, have had to travel distances to receive IV therapies that often leave patients feeling drained and fatigued. Usually a family member or friend is involved as well, having to drive and wait during lengthy treatments.

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“Not anymore!” says Hensley, who has been personally involved for months to bring the new Infusion Center to life. “From my past experience providing cancer care, I’ve witnessed the struggle my patients endured. Sometimes the treatment is as difficult as the disease itself, so I’m ecstatic that we can provide this specialized treatment in the community.”

St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center is a member of the community network provided through Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) of Charlotte.

“We can also provide treatment for patients who may see an out of town physician but find it more convenient to have the infusion therapy here in our community,” Hensley said.

Anyone interested in attending the July 5 Kiwanis meeting to learn more about Infusion Services or the Kiwanis Club is invited to attend. Please call 894-0972 for more information or to reserve a seat.

Submitted by Kathy Woodham