Oncology & Infusion

An all-new  Chemotherapy and Infusion Center for Complete Care from Screenings to Treatment.

 

Oncology & InfusionThe East Tower's all-new Chemotherapy and Infusion Center features easy access from the guest parking garage to a large 15-bay facility. The treatment areas are positioned around a nurse's station and serve as the central point for patient and treatment monitoring. Sun-filled windows overlook a garden as natural and healing light filters onto the patients' treament area. Each area offers a plush reclining chair, flat screen TV with DVD and a visiting space for family and friends.

 

 

Oncology support group

 

As a provider for El Paso's only National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), one-third of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in the county receive support. This is made possible by a close collaboration between UMC and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's (TTUHS) Garbar Breast Care Center. Our Infusion Center also houses the Marcy Aboud Infusion Boutique where cancer patients have an opportunity to meet with beauty consultants and experts who show them how to wear and maintain wigs. They also share creative ways to wear scarves or hats and how to apply cosmetics. 

The Cancer Clinical Research Core (CCRC) Facility is located in the hematology/oncology department of internal medicine at TTUHS's Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Together, a strong commitment provides excellence in patient care, working in multidisciplinary teams and collaborating with the community on research efforts. 

CCRC provides cancer patients with access to groundbreaking clinical trials and research.

 

Read about Diana Vallejo's experience and recovery.

Infusion Center

Soon after high school graduation in Amarillo, Diana spent a month with family in El Paso and decided to make it her home. Today at 31, Diana is single and works at a tactical shop for law enforcement. Last October, she began to feel “beyond tired”. Her older brother had just passed away in March and when she traveled back to Amarillo, friends and family asked her what was wrong because she looked so tired? “I replied that it must be because I was grieving,” she said. But after a few fainting spells, Diana traveled to University Medical Center’s Scherr Legate Trauma Center and there in May was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL). “I was numb when I heard,” she said, “my mother and I went silent for about 10 minutes. I couldn’t believe it. You don’t expect that to happen. Your whole life changes 360 degrees and you’re never the same person again.” Diana stayed at UMC for two months and underwent an aggressive chemotherapy treatment plan. Released in July, she continued treatment at UMC’s Infusion Center. Today, Diana is in remission! “That’s why everyone should donate to UMC,” she states. “You never know if or when a family member or you, yourself will be in this situation. Everyone at UMC makes you feel like you’re part of the group; like you’re one of them. Everyone is an angel.”

Thanks to generous grants and donations, UMC Foundation funds the Sobreviviendo El Cancer/Surviving Cancer Program at the Infusion Center to help cancer patients with financial difficulties adhere to their treatment plan. To donate: https://umcfoundationelpaso.org/donate.html

Donors make a difference in Oncology and Infusion.

Donors interested in more information about Oncology and Infusion donor opportunities that impact our community's population can email donate@umcfoundationelpaso.org or click here to donate now.

Foundation volunteers provide amenities and special support to Oncology & Infusion patients and families. To learn how to become a volunteer, email volunteer@umcfoundationelpaso.org.

 

Healing Arts Program

Evidence based research now strongly recognizes art as an essential component to health, healing and well-being.

Entirely funded through University Medical Center's Foundation, the Healing Arts Program integrates dynamic and inspirational art from local and regional artists in every area of the hospital including Oncology and Infusion, improving the hospital experience for patients, families and caregivers.