Hearts of Livonia Healing Center
Medications have been used for the treatment of cancer for the past 25 years. This method of treatment has become known as chemotherapy. It is used alone, or combined with surgery or radiation. Chemotherapy is often the treatment of choice and is curative in some cancers. Generally, the different medicines used in chemotherapy prevent the cancer cells from reproducing.
The Hearts of Livonia Healing Center at St. Mary Mercy, offers a comfortable, serene space for patients undergoing chemotherapy or infusion treatments. Surrounded by a view of beautiful gardens, patients find reassurance and peace during treatments that are provided by oncology certified nurses. Separate rooms are available to patients who desire a more private setting while undergoing treatment.
When you arrive at the Infusion Center for the first time, you will check in and an infusion nurse will give you a brief tour. You will have a private chair/room with your own television and a chair for a family member or friend. A patient technician will take your vital signs and offer you a blanket, drink or snack and help you get comfortable. You may also order meals through the hospital's cafeteria.
Chemotherapy is also administered on our 4 West Oncology Nursing Unit
The Oncology Nursing Unit at St. Mary Mercy Hospital is dedicated in treating all types of cancer patients from newly diagnosed to terminally ill. Highly trained and experienced Oncology Nurses skilled in pain control and provisions of palliative care staff the unit. The Oncology Nursing Unit fosters family support and a holistic approach in mind, body, and spirit.
The nurses are undergoing education in the use of Cytotoxic Drug Spill Kits, as well as access and maintenance of venous access devices (Hickman, Brovac, implanted ports, and PICC lines). The focus continues to be on the education and certification of nurses in chemotherapy drug administration.
Through a dedicated team of compassionate and skilled physician, nurses, and the multidisciplinary team, we are dedicated to serving the needs of our community.
For more information about the Hearts of Livonia Healing Center, contact the Our Lady of Hope Cancer Center, call 734-655-8800.