St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital treats children with cancer and a wide range of blood disorders. Our doctors are board-certified, and they have deep experience treating children and young adults. We also work with local specialists to provide an individual plan of care for your child.
Our 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. We're all working toward a single goal: compassionate healing. Learn more about our services, including treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, hemophilia and sickle cell anemia.
Your child's health doesn't take a break. That's why the nurses and doctors at our clinic are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A phone call at 3 a.m. will get you a doctor's prompt response. Our clinic's regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Hours on Wednesday and Thursday are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
State-of-the-art medicine and clinical trials
St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital is the only St. Jude affiliate in the Carolinas. That means your 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.
We're also one of only three St. Jude affiliate clinics in the nation with access to both St. Jude clinical trials and Children's Oncology Group trials. That means our patients have access to the widest-possible range of advanced treatments.
Collaboration is the key to treatment success. Our doctors regularly take part in continuing education conferences and classes to learn the very latest about treatments for childhood cancer and blood disorders.
Our doctors work closely with physicians and staff at St. Jude on patient treatment plans. In some cases, children may go to St. Jude in Memphis to take part in a clinical trial, and then receive ongoing care in Charlotte. Your child and family will have local resources and support, along with access to life-saving treatments and research from St. Jude.
Here at home, Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital offers some of the most modern and innovative children's health facilities available. If your child requires hospitalization, our doctors will oversee care before, during and after the hospital stay. Learn more about Hemby Children's Hospital.
More than medicine
We make your child's health and well-being our top priority. Our tight-knit, caring staff will get to know your child, offering friendly smiles and hugs at each visit. Our child life specialists use toys, games and age-appropriate explanations to ease the anxiety of visits. We provide art activities and guitar lessons to help children discover their inner artist. Our social workers and pastoral staff can help your family navigate the practical and spiritual aspects of illness and treatment. Learn more about support services for the whole family. Finally, we are finding more reasons to celebrate every day. Learn more about what's making us smile, and why a week rarely goes by without a party!
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.