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Perham Health and Roger Maris open cancer treatment center

An infusion center for patients receiving chemotherapy infusion is now available in Perham.

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Perham Health started providing infusion treatments this August.
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PERHAM — Sanford Health’s Roger Maris Cancer Center , in partnership with Perham Health , has opened a chemotherapy infusion center in Perham.

The infusion center contains two chairs with the ability for future expansion to meet patients' needs. Chemo infusion is a standard treatment option for patients diagnosed with most cancers. The treatment requires multiple trips to the cancer center daily or weekly and often months at a time.

For the past several months, staff has undergone training from members of the Roger Maris Cancer Center and started providing infusion treatments on Aug. 16.

“The addition of this crucial treatment option for the central Minnesota community is a huge milestone, and will save hours of travel time away from family, friends and work for our patients,” said Bruce Viessman, vice president of operations for Sanford Health Network.

“Sanford and Perham Health are committed to making all our communities, no matter where they are, strong and healthy, and we are thrilled to bring life-saving care closer to home for our patients,” said Sonda Tolle, vice president of patient services at Perham Health. “The impact this infusion center will have on our communities is indefinable. The Perham and surrounding communities will now be able to receive world-class health care without the financial and time burden that comes with having to travel for treatment.”

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Sanford Health has had a long-standing partnership with Perham Health for over 37 years. Visit perhamhealth.org to learn more.

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