Dr. Troutman and the other pediatric hematologist oncologists, nurses and staff members at the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital offer personalized cancer treatment and supportive services to families across the region. The program is part of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), which is the largest consortium of pediatric cancer hospitals and clinicians in the world.
“Our association with COG means we care for children using the same protocols that the world’s most renowned cancer centers follow,” Dr. Troutman says.
In addition to offering many of the latest treatments and having partnerships with other renowned pediatric cancer treatment centers, the Children’s Hospital offers families access to child-life specialists. These clinicians help meet the needs of children receiving cancer treatment by offering opportunities for stress relief and relaxation (as well as distractions to make procedures easier).
“My colleagues and I know that a childhood cancer diagnosis is life-changing, and we strive to offer comprehensive care and support for families within their own community,” Dr. Troutman says. “It’s not just about providing treatment, either. We want the kids we care for and their families to feel like part of our family. We get to know you on a personal level and are by your side through it all.”