Outpatient Infusion Center at Lenox Hill Hospital

Outpatient Infusion Center at Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, New York 10075

Overview

The Outpatient Infusion Center at Lenox Hill Hospital is designed to provide a comfortable, quiet and patient-focused environment for those receiving infusions, including chemotherapy, intravenous drug therapy, blood transfusions and antibiotic therapy. The highly trained professional staff, which includes infusion physician and nurse practitioners, maintains close communication and coordination with referring physicians throughout any prescribed courses of treatment. The center also provides a dedicated room for hospital staff and the general public to donate blood.

The comfortable recliners, artwork and individual flat-screen TVs help the treatment time pass pleasantly as patients enjoy their favorite programming, a good book or personal handcraft. The center offers physicians and patients easy online and phone access for appointments, as well as support for patients to secure authorization from insurers.

Leadership

 

Randy Levine, MD

What we offer

Personalized care

The center offers comprehensive infusion services and the peace of mind of on-site health care providers in a hospital setting.

Treatments can be administered in semi-private or group settings. Treatment setting is determined by the medical staff depending on the patient's individual needs.

Comprehensive treatment options

Physicians may refer to us for the following infusion therapies:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Blood transfusions
  • IV medications
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Monoclonal antibody
  • Intramuscular injections (IM injections), with instruction for patients who want to self-inject
  • Subcutaneous injections, with instruction for patients who want to self-inject

We also have Joint Commission-accredited pharmacy services, including a dedicated chemotherapy pharmacist on-site.

Infusion services

The Outpatient Infusion Center offers convenience for patients who require frequent infusions of medications, including those with central lines. Click here to request an appointment for our services. The staff at the center works with a diverse population of patients, such as:

  • Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • Patients with blood disorders, such as Von Willebrand disease
  • Patients requiring intravenous antibiotics
  • Other patients who require intravenous treatments, but are not hospitalized

The center specializes in intravenous (IV) treatments. Services and treatments provided here include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hydration therapy
  • Immunomodulators
  • Intravenous therapies, such as
    • IV antibiotic therapy
    • IV anti-emetic care
    • IV immune globulin
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Anticoagulation therapy with education on self administration
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy
  • Transfusions of blood products

Supplemental services

The center offers supplemental services to support the clinical care. To create an optimal care experience, the team also:

  • Assesses and evaluates patient progress
  • Provides educational and instructional materials
  • Collaborates with each patient’s primary physician to promote the best treatment outcomes
  • Documents in the form of treatment and utilization reports, progress notes, nursing assessments and discharge summaries
  • Provides access to social services

Important Forms

In order to save time, the following forms can be printed, and filled out prior to your arrival in the Radiology Department. These forms enable us to perform your study, while also providing us with all of the information needed to process your claim.

The links below go to PDF documents:

LHH OPIC Blood Transfusion Forms
LHH OPIC Chemo Order Forms
LHH OPIC Reclast Order Forms
LHH OPIC Clinician Medication Order Forms
LHH OPIC Remicade Order Forms
LHH OPIC Simponi Aria Order Forms
LHH OPIC Feraheme/Ferrlecit Order Forms

Amenities

  • WiFi – (coming soon)
  • Kitchenette for storing and preparing meals
  • Wide-screen TVs
  • Validated parking
  • Wheelchair assistance
  • Patient/family education
  • Social services

Blood Donor Center

The Outpatient Infusion Center includes the Blood Donor Center. Interested parties can make appointments to donate their blood at the center for general patient use, for a specific patient or for themselves at a later date or due to a specific medical diagnosis. More information is below:

Donor eligibility

North Shore-LIJ Health System has criteria for blood donation, listed below. Please note that all donors must be in good health and not be taking any medication on the medication deferral list. Donors should eat a light meal before donation and bring a photo ID with them.

Blood donation criteria includes:

  • Age: Donors must be age 17 (with proof of age) through 75. Donors over age 75 must have a note from their physician indicating that it is safe to donate blood. (The note must be dated within two weeks of the donation date.)
  • Weight: Donor must weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Last Donation: Must have been at least 56 days ago
  • Travel
    • Donors will be deferred if they have spent up to three months or more in the United Kingdom from 1980 through 1996.
    • Donors will be deferred if they have received a blood transfusion is the United Kingdom from 1980 to present.
    • Donors will be deferred if the spent five years or more in Europe from 1980 to the present.
    • Donors will be deferred if they traveled to a country where malaria is endemic (one year deferral if the donor visited; three year deferral if the donor was a resident).
  • Donors must be in general good health (including not having a fever or any active infections)
  • Donors must not be taking any medication on the medication deferral list.

Designated donors

These are donors that donate blood to be used for a specific patient who is scheduled for surgery or for a transfusion. The donation will be held for the intended recipient if it is compatible and if the donor meets all eligibility requirements. (The center does not prescreen donors for blood type.)

Donors should:

  • Please note that he/she is a designated donor on the Request for Donation Form.
  • Come to the Blood Donor Center with the full name of the intended patient and the Social Security number of the patient (so that the donation can be linked).
  • Remember to bring a personal photo ID.

Autologous donors

These are donors who are donating for their own use at a later date (usually a scheduled surgery).

Donors should:

  • Please note that he/she is an autologous donor on the Request for Donation Form.
  • If the donor is 75 years and older, he/she must have a letter of medical clearance for donation from a physician.
  • If the donor has a history of heart disease, he/she must have a medical clearance for donation from a physician.
  • The donor’s referring physician must send a completed “Autologous Blood Donor Program Order Form” to the Blood Donor Center.
  • Remember to bring a personal photo ID

 

Therapeutic phlebotomy

These are patients who have been referred to the Blood Donor Center for donation because of a specific medical diagnosis.

Donors should:

  • Please note the diagnosis and referring physician’s name under comments on the Request for Donation Form.
  • The donor’s physician must complete the following forms:
    • Request for Therapeutic Phlebotomy and Request for Serial Therapeutic Phlebotomies,
    • Request for Therapeutic Phlebotomy for Hemochromatosis Patients (if appropriate)

Hours and contact information

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(last appointment is at 4:00 pm)

For scheduling, contact the center at the following numbers between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.:

  • (212) 434-2730 (phone)
  • (212) 434-2939 (fax)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Randy Levine, director – (212) 434-2730

Elisa Petro, administrator – (212) 434-4679

Florisa Caparros, NP – (212) 434-2730

Peter Sasco, Jr., billing manager – (212) 434-4127