Patients ranging from teens to toddlers now have an innovative place to fight their battles against cancers and blood disorders. THE PLAYERS Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, a collaboration between Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, and Wolfson’s Children’s hospital, combines state-of-the-art technology with settings that contribute to the wellness of the whole child, no matter their age.
The center, which opened June 26, fully integrates the wide-ranging needs of patients with cancer or a blood disorder. The Eckstein Family Infusions Suite is staffed with pediatric oncology-certified nurses and features five open infusion bays and three private ones, which will be used my immunocompromised patients. There is also a medication room, a treatment room, rooms for consults, and spaces for social work, a parents’ lounge and a child life area. Instead of moving patients from wing to wing – or, in some cases, building to building – patients at the facility can have all their needs met in one outpatient setting.