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State-of-the-art care

An essential component of the care of children with cancer and blood disorders is the accessibility to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities and treatment protocols. McLane Children’s Scott & White has the full range of diagnostic and treatment facilities, including pediatric intensive care and outstanding pediatric surgery providing lifesaving care for our fragile patients.

Our team works together, with a comprehensive array of pediatric subspecialists, to provide multidisciplinary care for children with complex medical problems. The Scott & White integrated medical structure greatly enhances the ability of our specialists to collaborate in the care of sick children.

McLane Children’s Scott & White is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international organization with over 250 member institutions dedicated to childhood cancer treatment and research. COG member institutions such as Scott & White have access to the most current and successful treatments for childhood cancer and actively participate in research to improve outcomes and quality of life.

The pediatric program at McLane Children's also works in collaboration with the Scott & White Cancer Institute, bringing new medicines (Phase I) and hope from the laboratory to the bedside for children with advanced lymphoma and leukemia.

Patient-centered team approach

Children with chronic illnesses such as sickle cell disease or hemophilia, or with life-threatening diseases such as cancer, are best cared for by a team of healthcare providers. Our team, led by physician-specialists, includes nurses with specialized training and certification in the treatment of children with cancer and blood disorders, along with dedicated social workers and Child Life specialists with expertise in helping children and families through the many challenges that they face while undergoing treatment.

These challenges range from coping with physical and psychological distress, to integrating treatment with ongoing education of our patients, to helping them work through stresses affecting family finances and relationships.

At McLane Children's, your child and family are the focal point of all that we do. Our customer service award-winning clinic team treats each child as "one of our own," as a person rather than merely a patient or a number.

We are driven to provide the finest comprehensive individualized care that maintains hope, optimizes cure, and always comforts.