Pediatric Oncology & Hematology
The Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center specializes in the care of children who require diagnosis and treatment of cancer or blood disorders. Sacred Heart Children's Hospital offers an 18-bed inpatient unit, as well as a full outpatient unit where children may visit the oncologists and receive treatment. Although the majority of children are Hematology or Oncology patients, postoperative services are also provided for children as well as other specialty care not related to cancer or blood disorders.
At Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, our mission is to provide excellent, comprehensive care to a child diagnosed with cancer in a comfortable, optimistic and loving environment. Our approach centers care around the entire family, knowing that when a child is diagnosed with cancer, it affects everyone in his or her life.
We offer a multidisciplinary team approach to a child’s care to meet the physical and psychosocial needs that arise during and after treatment. Specialty services include: nutritionists, pharmacists, on-site teachers, a variety of therapists (physical, speech and respiratory) and others as needed. We also offer sibling support, social workers, chaplain services and child life specialists to ease the difficult transitions from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
The Neuro-Oncology Clinic is a specialized multidisciplinary team of clinical specialists focusing on the evaluation and treatment of patients with brain tumors. This team closely coordinates each child's entire treatment plan.
Member of Children's Oncology Group (COG)
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital is an approved Children’s Oncology Group (COG) site. This is a national group of researchers and hospitals that focus on finding the best possible cancer treatment for children. Their mission is to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. This means that Sacred Heart Children's Hospital can offer the latest state of the art treatment. We also participate with other COG hospitals in clinical trials in order to improve current treatment strategies. Being a COG member is a distinguished honor and helps to ensure that children with cancer in the Inland Northwest have access to the latest and greatest treatment options.
Survivorship Program Study
In collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital/Providence Cancer Center offers people living with cancer in the Spokane area access to the most progressive, comprehensive services and support so they can live life on their own terms.