Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service: Not Just Another Clinic...
Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service is more than just a clinic. We have several facilities and programs & centers that make us a comprehensive treatment center for children with all forms of cancer and blood disorders.
Quick Facts about Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service
Our Outpatient Facility
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Our child-friendly 22,000-square foot, state-of-the-art outpatient clinic is located on the 14th floor of the Clinical Care Center, the ambulatory care building of Texas Children's Hospital. To help patients feel at home, the clinic has waiting areas, play areas, The Johnny Klevenhagen Family Education Room and the Joan and Stanford Alexander Learning Center. Activities such as arts and crafts, videos and computer games are also available in the clinic.
We will see nearly 25,000 outpatient visits this year and patients come from 35 states and 26 countries.
Our Inpatient Facility
The Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service's 36-bed unit is located on the 9th floor of the West Tower of Texas Children's Hospital. Completed in 2003, the West Tower captured top honors in the 2003 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)/Houston Chronicle Interior Design Awards. FKP Architects Inc. of Houston earned the first place award in commercial design, health care category, from ASID for its design of Texas Children's West Tower history-making expansion, which added 15 floors to the existing five-story building.
The 20-story building's inpatient rooms are more family friendly and use the latest technological advances. Some of the family-friendly amenities of the West Tower include a family services floor featuring pre-teen and teen activity rooms, a business center, library, classrooms and a deli; family rooms, located on each patient-care floor and designed as a respite for parents and families; and, larger patient rooms, increased from 185 square feet to 330 square feet, to provide for more family involvement.
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Our Bone Marrow Transplant Facility
The Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service has a 15-bed Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit located on the 8th floor of the West Tower. It is the largest of its kind in the Southwest.
The inpatient transplant unit is uniquely designed with children's needs in mind. A specialized HEPA air-filtration system allows children to safely leave their rooms and roam freely in the BMT unit with limited risk of contracting infections. This allows them to socialize in a cheerful home-like environment, which includes an exercise room, a playroom, complete with toys and computers, and a family room. Because of the innovative air-handling sustem, there is no need for visitors to wear masks or gowns, which reduces the child's feeling of isolation.
Our Research Facility
The Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service is a national and international leader in clinical and basic research. The Center is a section of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine which is ranked number one in the country for National Institutes of Health funding. We have over 200 researchers in 26 research laboratories performing cutting edge research. The Feigin Center of Texas Children's Hospital houses many of our research labs. Formerly a patient care facility, this $40-million recently renovated state-of-the-art research facility now offers 12-floors of research and office space to our physicians and scientists who lead innovative pediatric cancer and hematology research initiatives.