The newly expanded Blank Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center features: More exam rooms and large family space where patients and families can play, do activities and connect with each other. It also has consultation rooms, expanded infusion rooms, dedicated procedure rooms, psychologist testing room, conference room for webinars, education and telemedicine, a new adolescent and young adult and survivorship program and dedicated space for research coordinators.
Doing the right thing - -donation makes this cancer fighting center possible
Without the generous donation and vision from Jeff and Deb Hansen and Iowa Select Farms, the new space for children fighting cancer and blood disorders and their families wouldn't be possible. The Hansen's generous gift was supported with many other gifts from dedicated donors: Jan and Lloyd Taylor; The Coons Foundation; Jamie and Ellen Pollard; and Charity with a Twist Event. There is special Sticks artwork designed in celebration of Jennifer Dowd in the waiting room and family area, and Speck USA designed and donated the unique conference table. Other in-kind donations were made of toys and electronics from families supporting the new clinic.
* About the service: The specialized cancer and blood disorders team at Blank Children's Hospital consists of four board certified pediatric hematologists/oncologists, plus specially trained providers dedicated to caring for children with cancer and blood disorders. The physicians, nurses, social workers, child life specialists and staff work together to provide the latest treatments in a family-centered care environment. Blank Children's Hospital is affiliated with the Children's Oncology Group, which enables cancer centers from across the country to share information about the latest treatment protocols available. This means children receive the same, sophisticated care here in central Iowa that they would receive at other leading children's cancer centers. Learn more about the services at the Blank Children's Hospital website.
* About Blank Children's Hospital: Blank Children's Hospital is committed to family-centered healing, caring and teaching. With hundreds of doctors, nurses and staff who care for patients from before birth through adolescence, Blank Children's is a unique hospital. The number of medical specialists, programs and services is constantly growing to improve care and meet the changing health needs of children and families.