Hematology and Oncology Clinic
The Hematology and Oncology Clinic, an outpatient clinic of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, is presently located on the 3rd floor of the Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center, consisting of 257,000 square feet of space that consolidates outpatient cancer-related services under one roof.
The Hematology and Oncology clinic houses 30 exam rooms and 43 treatment pods serving up to 43 patients at one time. The Pheresis unit has 5 beds. Hematology and Oncology nurses mix all chemotherapy in the outpatient clinic. Laboratory facilities are located on site.
There are approximately 33,000 patient visits per year at the Hematology and Oncology clinics. On any given day there are approximately 150 patient visits, with about one‑half of that number receiving chemotherapy or supportive treatments each day.
The Cancer Patient Support Program lounge is located in an adjoining room where visitors are served refreshments during their visit. The CPSP resource room and quiet/consultation rooms also adjoin the waiting area making an appropriate and functional configuration for the total support of patients, family members, and visitors.
The clinic employs a staff of 20 who attend to admissions, reception, medical records, clerical, and telephone triage, all of whom are employees of the Section of Hematology and Oncology. All medical records for Hematology and Oncology outpatients are stored in the clinic facilitating rapid retrieval of patient information. All patient related administrative issues are handled at the clinic including patient claims information and the indigent care program for chemotherapy. Walk‑in emergency treatment is provided on a triage basis with support from the postgraduate fellows, in consideration with individual attending physicians.
In addition to our outpatient facilities, Hematology and Oncology occupies all of the beds on the 9th floor of Reynolds Tower, 9 North Tower and 9 Ardmore East Nursing Unit as well as the 12 beds dedicated to the BMT unit.