Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorder Services – St. Cloud Hospital
Through a partnership between St. Cloud Hospital and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, children in Central Minnesota can get care for cancer and blood disorders closer to home.
How can your child get services for pediatric cancer and blood disorders?
Talk to your provider or call 320-229-4923.
Why choose St. Cloud Hospital for pediatric cancer and blood disorder services?
- Partnership with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Your child can receive care in St. Cloud when possible, saving you time and travel costs. If further care is needed at Children’s, know that the transition to the Cities will be seamless. Our cancer and blood disorder teams have been partnering together for more than 10 years and have developed a strong working relationship so that care is co-managed and coordinated at the most appropriate site.
- Children’s pediatric cancer treatment protocols. We share the same treatment guidelines, protocols and recommendations, meaning that you’ll receive the same care in St. Cloud as you would in the Twin Cities.
- Enhanced services. Your child can be treated for urgent things like fever and neutropenia (low white blood cell counts) in St. Cloud at the Pediatric Short Stay Unit or at St. Cloud Hospital's Emergency Trauma Center, Pediatric Unit, Pediatric ICU or Pediatric Progressive Care Unit.
- Weekly outpatient visits by Children’s cancer and blood disorder specialists at St. Cloud Hospital’s Pediatric Short Stay & Infusion Unit and Pediatric Specialty Clinics. They also are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone.
- Registered nurses with pediatric expertise. All are National Pediatric Nurses certified.
- Child life specialists. Our child life specialists help children have a positive health care experience.
- Facility designed for your child’s needs. The Pediatric Short Stay & Infusion Unit has all private rooms to control the spread of germs. The area does not feel like a hospital. It has toys, books, art supplies, computers, movies and video games.
- Family support. We encourage families to join our events and advisory councils. These activities allow families to share, learn and inspire one another along their cancer and blood disorder journeys.
- Behavioral health services. All children have access to our behavioral health staff. We know emotional issues can arise with a life-threatening or long-term illness.
What cancer and blood disorder services are provided in St. Cloud?
- Administration of select chemotherapy and blood products
- Antibiotic and fluid infusions
- Monitoring of side effects and complications from chemotherapy
- Medical evaluations and consultations
- Lab and radiology services
- Management of and treatment for anemias, clotting disorders, hemophilia, idiopathic thrombocytopenia and sickle cell disease