Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment
Because of today’s techniques for managing side effects, more children can stay at home while they receive treatment. Pediatric outpatients are seen in our convenient, full-service Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, located across from the Treatment Center on the 6th Floor of the Strong Memorial Hospital Ambulatory Care Center. To ease any fear or discomfort, all procedures are performed with anesthesia, which is administered by a pediatric intensivist or an anesthesiologist.
A drop-in child care service, staffed by volunteers, is available for the siblings of pediatric patients who have long treatment sessions.
Children needing inpatient care are treated on the 4th floor of the Golisano Children’s Hospital, a warm, friendly environment. Inpatient units are staffed to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of patients from infancy to young adulthood. Each unit is staffed by highly trained physicians and nurses with specialized pediatric oncology experience.
Infants and young children are cared for in a 17-bed unit devoted to their needs. Children with general surgical problems and hematology/oncology patients are cared for on this unit. More information about this unit.
Older children, adolescents and young adults with general surgical problems and hematology/oncology patients are cared for in a separate area, devoted to their physical, emotional, and social needs.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides round-the-clock intensive care.
Children requiring bone marrow transplant are cared for by the Pediatric and Adult Stem Cell Transplantation Center. This Unit is on the 8th floor of Strong Memorial Hospital (8-1200) and has 12 specially equipped isolation rooms and a staff of approximately 40 nurses. An Inpatient/Outpatient (IPOP) area on 8-1200 optimizes continuity of care by allowing both inpatients and outpatients to be treated on the same unit, by the same team.