Telling the Hospital Story: New Cancer Center Provides One Stop for Patients, Families

Dedication ceremony celebrates the opening of THE PLAYERS Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

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.