The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital has five main facilities designed just for young people and their families. These areas are used for medical treatment, education, recreation and rest.
Pediatric Inpatient Unit
This 35-bed unit is for patients who need to be admitted to the hospital for care. It includes a protected environment for patients undergoing stem cell transplants and cellular therapy. The unit also offers pediatric intensive care services.
All rooms in our inpatient unit are private and designed to accommodate parents and support patients’ healing. The unit also has a welcome desk that supports the safety of patients, families and visitors, along with a classroom, consult rooms and laundry facilities.
The Robin Bush Child and Adolescent Center
This clinic is used for new patient visits. It also is where patients can go for blood tests, port access, follow-up visits, consultations and urgent sick care. It has 14 exam rooms, a playroom and a large waiting area. It is named for the young daughter President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush lost to leukemia in 1953.
Pediatric Ambulatory Treatment Center
The Pediatric Ambulatory Treatment Center offers chemotherapy and other treatments and infusions. It has 11 private rooms and one semi-private room that is equipped with four chair bays. It is named in honor of Ambassador Brenda LaGrange Johnson and J. Howard Johnson.
Ronald McDonald House Houston at
MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital
This facility is located inside the Children’s Cancer Hospital. It offers a lounge, waiting area, dining area, fully stocked kitchen and two private bedrooms with a shared bath. Reservations can be set up through the Hospital Welcome Desk. The manager also can give visitors access to a bedroom for a rest during daytime hours. This Ronald McDonald House location is designed only for short stays. A larger stand-alone facility in the Texas Medical Center is available for long-term visits.
Kim's Place is a lounge just for teens and young adults. It is named in honor of Kim Perrot, a guard for the four-time WNBA champion Houston Comets who died of lung cancer in 1999 at age 32.
It offers a pool table, jukebox, mini-kitchen, computers with Internet access and video games. A separate area can be used for vocational counseling, group counseling and secondary and high school classes. The room also has a large-screen television with theater-style seats for watching movies and TV or playing video games. It hosts an adolescent and young adult gathering at 1 p.m. every Friday in the theater room. Gatherings usually focus on a central activity, such as arts and crafts, scrapbooking or music therapy.
Location: Main Building, 2nd floor, near The Park (room B2.4309)
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Hours are subject to change due to staffing availability. Please call first to confirm. Kim's Place is operated solely by part-time staff and volunteers.)