Alaska’s Newest Infusion Center Aims to Become the State’s First Accredited Facility
Standard of Excellence
The National Infusion Center Association is set to publish its “Standards of Excellence for Ambulatory Infusion Centers” in 2023. This will be the first opportunity for infusion clinics to apply for accreditation.
“Being able to offer clinical care that goes above and beyond is something we strongly feel Alaskans not only need but deserve,” says Melissa Van Fossen, director of clinical operations. “Getting accredited certainly takes more effort from everyone involved, but the team at LUX Infusion is committed to achieving this standard of excellence.”
The LUX Infusion center, which opened in Midtown Anchorage last fall, offers patients a wide range of therapeutics based on referrals from any specialty. Three infusion centers in the city recently closed, leaving Anchorage patients and their providers with limited infusion services outside of a hospital setting.
LUX is the only independent stand-alone infusion center in the Anchorage Bowl area, and the only luxury infusion facility in the state. However, compared to a hospital, the clinic on Tudor Road costs a fraction of the price without sacrificing clinical expertise, according to medical director Dr. Jeffrey Demain.
Van Fossen adds, “These new accreditation standards are on our radar and will be imbedded into our practice. Patients should be able to feel that difference, which is important to us.”
LUX Infusion will open a second Alaska location in Palmer in 2023.