San Diego Business Journal

Scripps Mercy to Open $1.3M Outpatient Center

By Julie Gallant Friday, September 21, 2012

The new Woltman Family Infusion Center, an outpatient service of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, is expected to begin offering cancer care and treatment of other health conditions by October.

A naming and opening celebration was recently held at the facility, located in the Mercy Clinic building at 4020 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest. The 3,100-square-foot center shares the fourth floor with Scripps Cancer Center.

The infusion center, which offers 12 patient treatment stations with comfortable recliner chairs, Wi-Fi access and private television, replaces an eight-station infusion center located on Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego’s ninth floor.

The $1.3 million center is made possible by philanthropic support from the community, including a leadership gift from the Woltman family of La Jolla.

“We’re grateful for the support of the Woltman family to help bring this important new health resource to the community,” said Dr. William Stanton, medical director of Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital. “This center offers a large, comfortable environment for our patients. We’ve also added a research nurse to this center, which opens the door for our patients to participate in clinical trials.”

In addition to providing chemotherapy cancer care, the new center serves patients with neurological, rheumatological and gastrointestinal illnesses. Antibiotic therapy, blood product transfusions, biotherapy and intravenous hydration are also available.