Cook Children’s and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth are working together to raise awareness of the importance of the HPV vaccine, debunk the myths and increase the vaccination rates for the children, teens and young adults in our community.
About Cook Children’s
Cook Children’s is more than a kid-friendly health care system. We are a kids-only health care network that can grow with your child’s needs from their first cries and steps, to sprained ankles and big scary illnesses. Our network of extraordinary pediatricians, specialists, nurses, brilliant minds and big talents are here with you every step of the way. Because we know that after all the checkups, visits, treatments and surgeries it comes down to the one child that matters most … yours. There are many different kinds of doctors. But at Cook Children’s, they all have one thing in common, providing the very best in pediatric care. From primary care to more than 100 specialties and subspecialties, our doctors offer world-class, award-winning care.
Cook Children’s Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise—to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving the community.
Our not-for-profit organization is comprised of eight companies, including our medical center, physician network, home health company, surgery centers, health plan, health services, and health foundation. With more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access our top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their child.
For nearly 100 years we’ve worked to combine the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child. This has earned Cook Children’s a strong, far-reaching reputation with patients traveling from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care. Cook Children’s is honored to continually receive recognition for our outstanding efforts and outcomes in pediatric health care.
At Cook Children’s, we believe that childhood should be simple. But when things get complicated, we also believe that every child has the right to the very best care possible.
About Baylor Scott & White
From cancer screenings and diagnosis to treatment and recovery
Every year, more than one million people are diagnosed with cancer. If you’re faced with a cancer diagnosis, our comprehensive cancer care services and team of oncologists on our medical staff can give you the tools you need to fight back.
We offer technologically advanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services for removing tumors and treating cancer symptoms in a caring, supportive atmosphere.
Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth has received the Commission on Cancer accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. The program sets quality of care standards for cancer programs and reviews programs to ensure they conform to their high standards.
We treat many types of cancer, including:
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Gynecological Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Liver and Pancreas Disease
- Oral Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Our services include:
- Both inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment programs, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgical intervention
- Ambulatory Infusion Services staffed by Oncology Certified Registered Nurses
- Psychosocial, emotional and spiritual care from compassionate specialists
- Cancer Support Groups, including a Women’s Cancer Support Group monthly meeting
Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center
The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center offers comprehensive and compassionate oncology services on one campus to better serve men and women diagnosed with cancer in Tarrant County and surrounding areas.
The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center, an extension of Paul and Judy Andrews Women’s Hospital at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth, provides comprehensive services on one campus available to all patients regardless of where they receive their direct medical services.
From diagnosis to survivorship, patients may come to The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center for the following services:
- Patient Navigation
- Genetic Testing
- Patient Support Groups
- Nutritional and Wellness Support
- Survivor Gals Boutique
Multidisciplinary cancer conferences
One of the major goals of The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center is to improve the care currently received by cancer patients. For example, the Center conducts various Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences regularly to review complex and recurring cancer cases, to plan a treatment course in a prospective manner and to discuss any case that is requested by a patient or requires multispecialty input.
- Participants include physicians who have special interest and expertise in treating patients with cancer
- Treating physicians are asked to participate in monitoring the outcome of their patients and to provide data to the National Tumor Registry
- Participants include medical oncologists, plastic surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, psychologists, genetic counselors, oncology nurses, patient navigators and social workers
The nurse navigator is the cornerstone of The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center. Nurse navigators partner with patients and families during the course of diagnosis, treatment and healing by becoming an advocate, guide and facilitator. Because the treatment of cancer requires the interaction of multiple specialties, The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center provides a coordinated, integrated and compassionate approach to each patient’s treatment.
A Certified Navigator – Advocate (Lay Navigator) is a non-clinical staff member who is also a cancer survivor. She provides one-on-one guidance and assistance to individuals as they move through the healthcare continuum. Emotional support for patients and their families from someone who has “walked the walk” is another key role of the Lay Navigator. She is often called the chief hand holder, anxiety reducer and purveyor of hugs and hope.
An informed patient is a prepared patient. There are different types of cancer and the more educated a patient is, the better her decision making process will be. The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center has a well-stocked video and literature library, computer stations for appropriate websites and ongoing educational classes.
The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center Navigators provide one-on-one education with patients and their families throughout their treatment journey.
Factors such as family history, personal history, age and reproductive history impact the risk for certain cancers. Laboratory analysis of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that contribute to breast and other types of cancer add to the resources used by professionals.
The Hereditary Cancer Risk Program provides genetic counseling, review of family and personal history and genetic testing (if appropriate). A written summary of cancer risk is provided and includes interpretation of genetic testing results with options for cancer risk management and guidelines for continued monitoring.
The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center works with Baylor Scott & White Health in addressing the needs of men and women who desire genetic counseling/testing.
According to researchers, people who attended cancer support groups showed improvement by reporting lower levels of stress and anxiety and improved feelings of support.
Support groups to strengthen body, mind and emotions will be available and offered in a room designed for comfort, privacy and open discussion.
S.H.I.N.E. On! is an innovative wellness program for cancer survivors and patients on their journey toward survivorship while they are undergoing treatment – whether it’s surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or any other form of care. The program is highly individualized and coordinated to boost the healing process and enrich the lives of patients in treatment or who have survived cancer. It includes:
- Emotional support
- Fitness and exercise programs
- Art therapy and education