Pediatric Oncology Inpatient Care

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides inpatient childhood cancer care at Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, the west wing of the seventh floor of Norton Children’s Hospital. Our pediatric hematology/oncology physicians, surgeons, nurses and staff are trained to provide 24-hour state-of-the-art cancer care for children of all ages with complex medical and surgical cancer needs.

About Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center

The Addison Jo Blair Cancer Center at Norton Children’s Hospital is named for a special girl who lost her battle with cancer. Her parents, Wes and Kelly Blair, honored her memory with a generous gift to the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation from the Addison Jo Blair Foundation. Their gift allowed for updates to the oncology unit. The unit’s theme reflects the Louisville skyline and Addison’s love of watching planes come and go from the airport on their many visits from their Elizabethtown, Kentucky, home.

The cancer unit is designed for kids and their families, and features:

  • Twelve dedicated oncology beds, five bone marrow transplant beds and three beds for teens and young adults
  • Two playrooms: A separate playroom for patients and a family playroom for siblings and guests
  • A full kitchen and refreshment area in the family room
  • Ronald McDonald apartment for extended stays for families of patients who need bone marrow and stem cell transplants
  • HEPA air filtration system with positive air pressure to create a safer patient environment
  • Internet office area for families
  • Big screen projector for family movie time
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Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Talk to a member of our care team about advanced pediatric cancer care.

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