Infusion Center

Located at our West River location, University Gastroenterology Infusion Center provides patient-centric services in a comfortable setting. The staff is focused on creating an individualized infusion experience for patients that is convenient and efficient from beginning to end. Additionally, the Infusion Center of UGI is a lower-cost facility for infusion services than hospital-affiliated locations.

Our patients will find plenty of off-street parking in a private, securely monitored parking lot. Once inside, they are guided from the waiting room by the infusion nurse and escorted to our designated private intake area where they discuss any updates regarding their medical history. Patients can comfortably answer screening questions with the infusion nurse and will have their IV administered before proceeding into the main infusion room. Once in the infusion suite, they will receive their infusion, sitting comfortably in a reclining chair and enjoying juice, water, and snacks. 

Meet Our Infusion Team »

In addition to routinely treating patients with IBD, UGI’s expanded Infusion Center provides infusion therapy for many non-GI related conditions. Some of the most common infusion therapies provided at the center include the following medications:

• Remicade
• Inflectra
• Renflexis
• Entyvio
• Stelara
• Injectafer
• Skyrizi
• Avsola

In 2022, our skilled nurses provided patients - both GI and non-GI - with more than 2,500 infusions. In order to accommodate increased demand and provide more scheduling flexibility for our existing patients, we doubled the size of our infusion suite in 2023.

Our infusion team works hard to accommodate patient requests, obtain insurance authorizations and interact with the prescribing physicians regularly.

Our expanding Research Department utilizes our Infusion Center to participate in studies of new and upcoming medications for patients with GI diseases.

Our Infusion Team

Dr. Philip McAndrew
Medical Director

Kristina Arel
Director of Infusion

Paul Lawrence
Research Infusion Charge Nurse

Arista Dupuis
Infusion Nurse

Darlene Donohue
Infusion Coordinator

Jennifer Kidd
Infusion Assistant

For more information about the services University Gastroenterology Infusion Center provides, call 401-421-6306.