North Central Baptist Hospital has opened a new dedicated oncology floor as part of its ongoing $60 million, six-floor tower expansion. The oncology floor, with 28 private rooms, offers specialized medical and surgical care for cancer patients. It also includes the first unit in San Antonio and South Texas specifically designed to care for adolescent and young adult cancer patients between ages 17 and 25.
The oncology floor is designed not only to enhance the comfort of patients, it also will allow the medical staff to work at computers located closer to patients’ bedsides. And a new wireless phone system will facilitate more convenient communication for patients and staff. In addition to the floor enhancements, all staff on the oncology floor are chemotherapy certified.
In designing the eight-room Adolescent and Young Adult unit, North Central Baptist Hospital sought input from patients in the 17 to 25 age group as well as feedback from physicians and nursing staff. The result is a dormitory-style setting, with private rooms that offer comfortable furniture including sleeper sofas, slider rockers, mini-fridges stocked with snacks, and a multi-media entertainment room with WiFi, theatre-style seating, game counsels and a movie library. The floor also includes a family retreat area, which is open to all floor visitors, offering a washer and dryer, comfortable seating and flat screen televisions.
North Central Baptist Hospital Oncology Floor
North Central Baptist Hospital’s six-floor tower expansion also includes the recent opening of the new Labor and Delivery floors to provide comprehensive services including a private lactation area and pumping room, 43 nursery beds, room service for new parents and a complementary postpartum massage for new moms.
For more information on the services available at North Central Baptist Hospital and Baptist Health System, visit www.baptisthealthsystem.com.
About Baptist Health System
Baptist Health System is a trusted provider of health care in San Antonio and South Texas. The System includes five acute-care hospitals (Baptist Medical Center, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, North Central Baptist Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital, and St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital) which offer 1,674 licensed beds. All five hospitals have earned Accredited Chest Pain Center designation, as well as Primary Stroke Center Certification. Medicare has designated each as Texas’ only Medicare Value Based Care Centers.
The system also includes Baptist Regional Children’s Center, Baptist Breast Center, Baptist Cancer Center, HealthLink wellness and fitness center and physical rehabilitation centers. Other entities include Baptist M&S Imaging Centers, community health and wellness programs, ambulatory services, medical office buildings and School of Health Professions. Baptist Health System supports the work of Faith Family Clinics, Baptist Emergency Hospitals, San Antonio AirLIFE air medical transport and other health-related services and affiliations. The system is part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, based out of Dallas, Texas.