The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital New Orleans treats more than 1,100 children with cancer or blood disorders each year, more than all other facilities in Louisiana combined. While treating this vast population, we recognized the need for an updated, comprehensive facility that brings together clinic care for outpatients and hospital care for inpatients.
In April 2021, Children’s Hospital completed the expansion and opened the new center to house our nationally known hematology/oncology program. The expansion co-located all inpatient, outpatient, and infusion services into one comprehensive unit.
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital provides treatment and transplantation for children with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and other childhood cancers and blood disorders. Our program is the only accredited pediatric facility in the state, performing bone marrow transplants and actively conducting cancer research on therapies at the forefront of medicine. The center also has the largest, most experienced group of pediatric cancer specialists in the region, staffed by faculty from LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane Pediatrics.
Designed and built just for kids
The new location of this space in a custom environment, designed and built just for kids, now incorporates all specialty clinics into one cohesive space, located adjacent to the inpatient hematology oncology unit. The all-new hematology oncology outpatient clinic comprises 10,880 square feet, and features 16 spacious exam rooms. Connected to the clinic, an all-new infusion center houses nine open infusion bays along with two private infusion rooms for those children who are severely immunocompromised or require isolation.
In our new space, patients and families are greeted by light, texture and soothing colors inspired by our healing themes of music and nature. Child-friendly artwork, and features like televisions in each infusion bay, help alleviate some of the stresses and concerns that both children and parents experience during treatment. The new facilities now match the level of care provided for decades by our expert team of hematology/oncology physicians and staff at Children’s Hospital New Orleans and the spacious new center offers a more comprehensive approach to care, allowing our staff and providers to deliver seamless, integrated care for our patients with cancer and blood disorders, in a family-centered environment.