The St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital

St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital treats children with cancer and a wide range of blood disorders. Their doctors are board-certified, and they have deep experience treating children and young adults. They work with local specialists to provide an individual plan of care for each child.

Their team unites the world-class research and treatment capabilities of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Children's Oncology Group.

St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital is the only St. Jude affiliate in the Southeast. That means each child is connected to experts beyond our walls. St. Jude leads and takes part in pediatric oncology cooperative group research. These studies have helped to increase cancer survival rates - from 20%, when St. Jude opened in 1962, to over 80% today.

This clinic is also one of only two St. Jude affiliate clinics in the nation with access to both St. Jude clinical trials and Children's Oncology Group trials. That means these patients have access to the widest-possible range of advanced treatments.

The clinic also works closely with renowned cancer hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

One of the reasons Mitchell’s Fund is proud to support patients at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital, is that they ensure each child's health and well-being is their top priority. We can attest to the tight-knit, caring staff that got to know our family and our child, offering friendly smiles and hugs at each visit. The child life specialists use toys, games and age-appropriate explanations to ease the anxiety of visits. They provide art activities and guitar lessons to help children discover their inner artist. Their social workers and pastoral staff help families navigate the practical and spiritual aspects of illness and treatment.

History

St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital got its start as Blume Pediatric Hematology & Oncology in 2000 with a generous gift from Don and Betty Blume and family. The Blume family gift honored Don and Betty's young daughter, Sherri, who died of cancer in 1967. The Blume legacy has touched thousands of children and their families who have turned to Novant Health for medical excellence and compassionate care.