Children and their families are at the center of all we do. It is what we care most deeply about. And it was the driving force for expanding our inpatient capacity throughout the hospital.
As the number of families who turn to Lurie Children’s for innovative, high-quality cancer care continues to grow, the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is expanding the Hematology & Oncology 17th floor inpatient unit.
Through the generous support of Ace Hardware, this summer, we opened the Ace Hardware Inpatient Unit at the Lurie Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. This unit doubles the hospital’s capacity to provide supportive services, cutting-edge research initiatives, and invaluable clinical care to kids and families who need it most.
The Ace Hardware Inpatient Unit features enhanced amenities, including beautiful artwork, recreation spaces, new treatment rooms, redesigned workstations, and much more. With outstanding clinical care and a deep commitment to providing comprehensive services that help children and families cope with the unique challenges of illness at each stage of their journey, the expanded Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders continues to extend our reach and serve more children.
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Lurie Children’s treats more children with cancer and blood disorders than any other hospital in Illinois. Although cancer is rare in children, we treat 220 new patients each year for a wide range of childhood cancers. The center is ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for pediatric oncology. We also have the region’s most complete array of programs and services for children with blood disorders such as Hemoglobin Disorders, Hemophilia, Thrombophilia, and Sickle Cell Disease.