Triage Nurse Renee takes measure of Jonavin, a sickle cell patient who
benefits from the clinic.
Children’s Hospital’s new
Sickle-Cell Outpatient Assessment and Rehabilitation (SOAR) Clinic allows more focused, multi-disciplinary treatment and better ease of access
to families battling the rare blood disease.
SOAR Clinic provides Children’s Hospital hematology patients with
sickle cell anemia with a comprehensive visit once-a-month. Having a dedicated
day allows the team to focus on these cases and our families to have a
greater sense of support and community with each other. Doctors will have
the ability to see their patients and then refer them to other subspecialists
(such as cardiology, dental, ophthalmology, neurology, nephrology, physiatry
and psychology) as appropriate -- all on the same day. Ancillary team
members (such as registered dietitians, social work, child life and chaplains)
will also be available to meet each families’ needs.
Having a sickle cell clinic allows this special patient population to receive
the family-centered, comprehensive treatment they need without having
to compromise their lifestyles, so kids like Jonavin can spend less time
feeling sick and more time playing.
Hematology/Oncology page for more information.