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Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville Performs First Infusion in New Infusion Suites

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 -- 10:01 AM


When Daniel Luedtke receives his chemotherapy infusions, he typically has to make a 25-minute drive from Granton to Marshfield. On Tuesday, he travelled in the opposite direction for a little more than 10 minutes to receive the first ever chemotherapy infusion provided at Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville.

It had been more than five years since Dr. Chady Leon, medical oncologist/hematologist at Marshfield Medical Center, began offering outreach to Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville. With the new hospital, infusions at the center became a possibility.

“It is a great feeling to see that the patients I’ve been offering outreach to for many years are now able to find an infusion clinic closer to home,” Dr. Leon said.

The new area features three separate infusion rooms with beautiful views of the rolling hills and forests in Neillsville. The site will provide infusions weekly to Neillsville and the surrounding communities in Clark County.

Much of this was made possible by donor support provided during a capital campaign conducted by Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. “Neillsville is full of great people that deserve excellent care close to home,” said Teri Wilczek, chief philanthropy officer. “It is because of the generosity of the community that much of this was made possible.”

Randy Wecker can attest to the amazing community in Neillsville. He is an infusion nurse at Marshfield Medical Center that has lived in the Neillsville area for more than 30 years. He helped oversee the first day of infusions in Neillsville.

“I am so proud that Marshfield Clinic Health System is able to provide infusion services in the area I call home,” Wecker said. “In many parts of rural America, patients have to travel hours to receive infusions. I am glad that isn’t the case here.”

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