About the Hematology-Oncology Inpatient Unit
Patients requiring hospitalization are admitted to the hematology/oncology unit, a 36-bed inpatient ward on the 9th floor of the West Tower building. The 20-story building’s inpatient rooms are family friendly and use the latest pediatric technological advances. Some of the other amenities of West Tower include a family services floor featuring pre-teen and teen activity rooms, a business center, library and classrooms; family rooms located on each patient-care floor designed as a respite for parents and families; and large patient rooms, approximately 330 square feet in size. Patients requiring ambulatory follow-up are subsequently seen in the outpatient clinic.
Patients with pain crises can also be treated in the Urgent Care Bay (UCB), a section of our outpatient clinic staffed with a physician and a nurse dedicated to the triage of patients and their treatment.
Completed in 2003, the West Tower captured top honors in the 2003 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) / Houston Chronicle Interior Design Awards. FKP Architects Inc. of Houston earned the first place award in commercial design, health care category, from ASID for its design of Texas Children’s West Tower history-making expansion, which added 15 floors to the existing five-story building. We understand that having a child in the hospital can seem overwhelming. Our staff and medical professionals are dedicated to providing the very best care for your child and supporting your family every step of the way.
The inpatient unit is located on the ninth floor of the West Tower building (9WT) at Texas Children's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.
Some of the family-friendly amenities of the West Tower include a family services floor featuring pre-teen and teen activity rooms, a business center, library, classrooms and a deli; family rooms, located on each patient-care floor and designed as a respite for parents and families; and, larger patient rooms, increased from 185 square feet to 330 square feet, to provide for more family involvement. Most patient rooms in the West Tower are private. All patient rooms in the West Tower have been expanded to 330 square feet, nearly double the size of the original rooms. Room amenities include a desk, a safe for valuables, a blu-ray player and visitor daybeds.