WOODRIDGE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtis Health, a leading alternate site of care company offering treatment, clinical management and administration of specialty infusion and injectable medications in an ambulatory infusion center (AIC) setting, announced today the opening of its first Chicagoland site.
Staffed with licensed infusion-specialist nurse practitioners capable of assessing, diagnosing, treating and managing general and chronic illnesses, Virtis Health’s AIC offers a range of therapy management services. These include, among others, immunoglobulin treatments for primary immunodeficiencies and autoimmune disorders, anti-infective therapies and specialty biologic medications for treating rare and ultra-rare diseases.
The new Virtis Health AIC is located at 10210 Werch Drive, Suite 203 in Woodridge, Ill., 60517, conveniently and centrally located just minutes off Veterans Memorial Tollway (Interstate 355) as well as the Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55).
Concurrent with the opening of Virtis Health-Chicago, the Company appointed Stacey Boetto, FNP-C and NRCME, to the post of nurse practitioner. Boetto, a nursing veteran, brings more than 25 years of related experience to her new role. During her extensive career, Boetto founded Faire Health, where she served as a full-practice authority nurse practitioner at various locations throughout Illinois, conducting chronic disease monitoring and acute disease evaluation and managing the administration of a range of treatments.
In her new role, Boetto oversees the Virtis Health AIC, managing all patient needs, including administering intravenous and injectable medications and monitoring patient status, both during and after treatment. Boetto also coordinates patient needs by scheduling appointments and managing care with other providers, relevant community resources and other healthcare team members.
“We are introducing a much-needed, personalized clinical service to patients and physicians throughout the greater Chicago area. Virtis Health differentiates itself through our commitment to patient care and the unparalleled clinical excellence we deliver in a setting that is private, warm and personal. Now, more than ever, patients are embracing our services because we can administer care with virtually no contact with others,” commented Sean Tragesser, Pharm.D., MBA, and regional business leader at Virtis Health-Chicago.
“We welcome Stacey to Virtis Health. Throughput her decades of experience, she has garnered a reputation as an exceptional clinician and patient care advocate throughout the Chicagoland area, and we are fortunate to have her on board. We look forward to the contributions she will make to Virtis Health-Chicago,” Tragesser added.
For the comfort and convenience of its patients, the Virtis Health AIC features several modern amenities, such as oversized recliners with built-in USB ports and power sources, complimentary wireless access, iPads® available for patient use; and, blankets as well as complimentary beverages and snacks.
Virtis Health’s hours of operation are by appointment only, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Weekend and evening appointments are available if scheduled in advance. All appointments can be made by calling 630.592.4810. Virtis Health accepts a broad range of national, regional and local insurance carriers as well as Medicare and soon Medicaid.
About Virtis Health
Virtis Health offers advanced nurse practitioner (NP) services, including the treatment, clinical monitoring, and administration of specialty infusion and injectable medications in an AIC setting.
Virtis Health currently operates six locations with four AICs in Arizona, including one in Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson; one in Dallas/Fort Worth and another in the Chicagoland area in Woodridge, Ill.
For more information, please visit www.virtishealth.com.