Providing Space for Better Care

This fall, the Outpatient Infusion Center at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital moved to a beautiful, renovated location on the hospital’s third floor. Led by gastroenterologist Muthoka Mutinga, MD (pictured above right), who is the center’s medical director, the new, spacious therapy suite offers extraordinary, personalized care for patients whose medical issues can include gastrointestinal disease, immune system problems, or pain management for arthritis and headache.

With stunning big-picture views of the nearby Arnold Arboretum, the new infusion unit offers patients a calm, more comfortable treatment setting that fosters healing and recovery. Soothing surroundings are important because infusion therapy can be stressful, especially if patients require daylong treatment sessions. The unit’s features include reclining chairs, more private treatment bays, internet access, individual televisions, and spacious waiting and reception areas. In addition, the new space increases the team’s ability to offer treatment for both scheduled patients and—when necessary and appropriate—add-on patients who need same-day therapy.

We are so proud of our newly renovated Outpatient Infusion Center at the Faulkner. Together with our superb nursing staff, the beautiful new space ensures that we can give our patients the best possible care in a soothing, healing environment.” —Muthoka Mutinga, MD

Kathleen Merrigan, MSN, RN (pictured above left), ambulatory nurse director, and Virginia Grace, BSN, RN, OCN (pictured above center), clinical leader, oversee the expert nursing staff who work together to provide patients treatment within the comfort of a tranquil therapeutic environment—building on the Brigham’s commitment to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through our doors.

This article was originally featured in the 2018 Honor Roll, which celebrates donors to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Check out more profiles of patients, clinicians, and researchers that illustrate the power of transformative philanthropy at the Brigham.


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