Why do volumes matter?
The Aflac Cancer Center is one of the largest pediatric centers in the country—treating an average of 365 new cancer patients a year and more than 2,500 children with sickle cell disease and other blood disorders.* Because we care for so many children, we are able to:
- Provide an experienced, dedicated staff who is specially trained in caring for children and young adults with the most common cancer and blood disorders to the rarest.
- Provide committed hospital space with a specially designed 10-bed BMT Inpatient Unit and playrooms just for patients with weakened immune systems.
- Lead and participate in the latest research resulting in better treatments and outcomes for our patients.
- Offer advanced technology, such as the intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI).
Why are outcomes important?
By measuring our patient’s outcomes, we can check how well our treatments work to make sure we are giving high-quality care.
Our participation in the National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program shows how committed we are to improving, and it also gives us the chance to compare ourselves with other pediatric hospitals.
*Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), 2012; the PHIS hospitals are 42 of the largest and most advanced children’s hospitals in America and constitute the most demanding standards of pediatric service in America.