Where to Relax Before and During Cancer Treatment at Premier Health

The cancer treatment journey can be challenging for patients and their loved ones. To make the process easier, Premier Health’s skilled and compassionate cancer care team offers patients and their families suggestions for relaxing in cancer treatment facilities designed for their comfort and convenience.

Q: Where can patients relax before and during cancer treatment at Premier Health facilities?

A: Miami Valley Hospital North , Cancer Center

Before treatment:

  • Relax in the multipurpose room or in waiting areas of the Cancer Center.
  • Read cancer literature in the literature room off the main lobby.
  • Find quiet time in the meditation room.
  • Walk the path around Lake Marie on the health center grounds.
  • Visit the Expressions of Hope boutique.

During treatment:

  • The Samaritan Cancer Center’s infusion area features seven patient recliners, each with cable TV. One of the recliners is in a private room. Curtains provide privacy for the others, but many patients prefer the curtains pulled back so they can socialize with one another. The family room atmosphere also offers seating for family and friends.
  • Family who prefer may wait in the nearby lobby.
  • Enjoy light snacks and warm blankets.
  • Take advantage of the retail pharmacy, which can fill prescriptions during your treatment.

Miami Valley Hospital South, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Before treatment:

  • Visit the Cancer Resource Center on the first floor, to read literature or use the computer. A patient navigator from the American Cancer Society staffs the center to answer your questions.
  • Walk through the Garden of Hope outside the infusion area or take the walking path through the wooded area of campus.
  • Visit the Tree of Hope room on the second floor. The room features an artistic, inspirational tree sculpture, offering a place to relax and meditate. The room’s windows offer a view of the campus grounds and woods.
  • Visit the Expressions of Hope boutique.

During treatment:

  • The 14 private medical oncology treatment spaces and eight gynecologic oncology treatment spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows that offer restful views of the foliage, flowers and sculptures of the Garden of Hope healing garden. The spaces accommodate family and friends.
  • Enjoy healthy snacks offered by volunteers.
  • Take part in other services offered in the infusion area, including massage therapy available four times a month, pet therapy dogs, art therapy scheduled twice a month by We Care Arts and chaplains on their rounds.

Miami Valley Hospital

Before treatment:

  • Sit, relax and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds outside the hospital entrance.
  • Reflect and pray in the chapel.
  • Relax on comfortable couches, read and watch TV in waiting areas.

During treatment:

  • Receive treatment in private cubicles of the hospital’s Advanced Treatment Area (ATA). You may be joined by a family member or friend. Family and friends may also wait in a waiting room next to the ATA.
  • If your physician requests, you may receive treatment in a private inpatient room with a bed.

Atrium Medical Center, the Compton Center

Before treatment:

  • Read educational materials, watch TV or use public Wi-Fi in the waiting area.
  • Relax and enjoy fresh air in the courtyard by the cafeteria or on the paved walking trail on the Atrium campus.
  • Visit the Wig Boutique at the Infusion Center. The boutique, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, offers wigs, hats and scarves at no cost to patients.
  • Visit Expressions of Hope[link to Expression of Hope article], which comes to the Women’s Center at Atrium the second Wednesday of each month. (Also the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program comes to Atrium the first Tuesday each month.)

During treatment:

  • Rest in a comfortable recliner in one of 12 private treatment areas that include seating for family and friends and a flat-screen TV and DVD player, or
  • Rest in beds in five private rooms, also furnished with TVs, DVD players and comfortable seating for family and friends/
  • Enjoy a large selection of free movies.

Upper Valley Medical Center, Cancer Care Center

Before treatment:

  • Sit in or walk around the healing garden, just outside the Cancer Care Center. The garden is furnished with benches, picnic tables and chairs.
  • View a selection of wigs and scarves from Expressions of Hope boutique. [link to Expressions of Hope article] (Once a quarter American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program helps patients at the Cancer Care Center with wigs and makeup, and Expressions of Hope comes once or twice a month to help patients.)

During treatment:

  • Receive treatment in 10 private rooms, furnished with seating for family members and friends and a TV and DVD player with wide selection of movies.
  • Complimentary hand and neck massages for patients.
  • iPads for patients and family for use in the treatment rooms. Can read newspapers, magazines and books and connect to public Wi-Fi.
  • Library of hardbound books for entertainment and education, including cancer education resources.

Q: What can family members or friends do at Premier Health facilities while their loved ones receive cancer treatment?

In all cases, family and friends are welcome to stay with their loved one during treatment, for conversation and company. And they may do the following while waiting at these Premier Health cancer treatment facilities:

Miami Valley Hospital

  • Relax in the beautifully landscaped area at the hospital entrance.
  • Visit the Kobricks coffee shop or cafeteria.
  • Find time to reflect and pray in the chapel.
  • Watch TV, read or use the public Wi-Fi in waiting areas.

Miami Valley Hospital South, Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Visit the Cancer Resource Center on the first floor, to read literature or use the computer. A patient navigator from the American Cancer Society staffs the center to answer visitors’ questions.
  • Walk through the Garden of Hope outside the infusion area or take the walking path through the wooded area of campus
  • Visit the Tree of Hope room on the second floor. The room features an artistic, inspirational tree sculpture, offering a place to relax and meditate. The room’s windows offer a view of the campus grounds and woods.
  • Enjoy coffee and food at the Kobricks coffee shop.
  • Visit the Expressions of Hope boutique.

Atrium Medical Center, the Compton Center

  • Read educational materials, watch TV or use the public Wi-Fi in the waiting area by the infusion center.
  • Visit the cafeteria.
  • Relax outside in the courtyard by the cafeteria.
  • Walk the nearly one-mile paved path on the Atrium campus.
  • Enjoy movies with your loved one in the treatment center.

Upper Valley Medical Center, Cancer Care Center

  • Enjoy juice, tea or coffee while you watch the large screen TV at the hospitality corner by the Cancer Care Center entrance.
  • Sit in or walk around the healing garden, just outside the Cancer Care Center. The garden is furnished with benches, picnic tables and chairs.
  • Enjoy movies with your loved one in their treatment room. Or read a book for entertainment or education from the Cancer Care Center library. Or borrow an iPad in the cancer treatment area.
  • Use public Wi-Fi anywhere in the building on your own device/
  • Use one of the three rooms available for families to gather.
  • Visit the Winans specialty coffee shop and cafeteria. Or you can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee provided by a volunteer.

Source: Ryan Muhlenkamp, Atrium Medical Center; Jeanne Ponziani, Miami Valley Hospital South; Jean Heath, Upper Valley Medical Center; C.J. Kostecka, Miami Valley Hospital

Content Updated: August 16, 2018

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