Novant Health joins forces with St. Jude's to fight pediatric cancer

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health has affiliated with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Chicago, according to the Charlotte Business Journal.

The collaboration is designed to improve access to pediatric cancer care in Charlotte and throughout the Southeast, according to the report. As part of the agreement, the Novant Health Blume Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Clinic in Charlotte will be renamed the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital. The clinic will serve as a comprehensive cancer treatment and hematology center for children and young adults.

The affiliation will allow physicians at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic to receive advanced pediatric cancer treatment protocols from their peers at St. Jude in Chicago as well as access to advanced clinical research trials.

"By joining forces with St. Jude, Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital can continue to improve accessibility for our patients, provide enhanced care coordination and allow us to truly take pediatric cancer treatment in this region to a new level," said Andrew Mueller, MD, president of Novant Health's greater Charlotte market.

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