Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) at Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) has opened a new state-of-the-art infusion pharmacy and is expanding the infusion center to better serve patients.
"The expansion of Winship at EJCH illustrates Emory Healthcare's commitment to deliver exceptional cancer care to meet the needs of our community and enhance the patient experience," says Marilyn Margolis, MN, RN, NEA-BC, CEO of EJCH.
"This new sterile compounding pharmacy will help ensure safety, sterility, and quality in all medications being prepared and dispensed to our patients," says Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA, director of pharmaceutical services, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Winship.
"Our renovations will add several new exam rooms and infusion chairs, and increase our capacity to treat up to 16 patients in our exam rooms and 26 patients in our infusion treatment areas simultaneously," says Jason VanGalder, director of operations, Winship Cancer Institute at EJCH.
As Georgia's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center, Winship connects patients to expertise and resources such as multidisciplinary care teams of sub-specialty doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, genetic counselors and social workers. Winship also offers patients access to over 300 clinical trials that test novel treatments not yet available through standard clinical practice.
Winship at EJCH treats on average 50 patients daily in the infusion center and up to 80 patients per day in the clinic.
"The new treatment areas and clinical space at Emory Johns Creek Hospital give patients greater access to Winship's advanced cancer treatment in their own neighborhood," says Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Winship's executive director. "Providing care closer to home helps us in our mission to lessen the burden of cancer for all Georgians."