The focus of pediatric clinical care and education takes place in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This freestanding children’s hospital is physically connected to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center by a bridge, allowing for facile interaction and collaboration. Children’s Hospital has 271 patient beds, more than 830,000 square feet of clinical space and state-of-the-art informatics, technical support and equipment. There are 42 pediatric intensive care beds, 96 neonatal intensive care beds, 16 operating and procedure rooms, a 42-room emergency department, and over 10,000 square feet of radiology imaging and reading room spaces.
Our pediatric hematology/oncology unit consists of 31 beds, including a myelosuppression unit, a dedicated lead-lined therapy room for therapeutic MIBG and radioiodine administration. Also contained within the children’s hospital are 11 floors of outpatient facilities and physician office space for pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties. This includes our 6,300-square-foot outpatient hematology/oncology clinic with 18 patient rooms and 14 infusion chairs. Our hematology/oncology inpatient and outpatient facilities support approximately 1100 inpatient admissions and 15,000 outpatient visits per year. A separate clinic for our pediatric and adult cancer survivors encompasses another 3,850 square feet of space with seven patient rooms. Currently, Children’s Hospital is undergoing a major renovation, providing additional resources to serve our patients. As part of this renovation, our pediatric cancer center will be completely transformed and will provide an unparalleled environment for our patients treated in the clinic or hospital.
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