Ethie Haworth Children’s Cancer Center
When your child has a serious blood disease or cancer, nothing matters more than finding the best chance to cure it. Our pediatric hematology and oncology program is nationally recognized for excellence, and is one of the largest children's cancer treatment programs in the Midwest. Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has named its childhood cancer program in honor of one of its greatest advocates. The program will now be called the Ethie Haworth Children’s Cancer Center.
Dick and Ethie Haworth have been champions for the work being done by the pediatric hematology/oncology team at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, led by Jim Fahner, MD, for the past 17 years. When their grandson, Sam, was diagnosed with leukemia, the Haworth family saw firsthand the compassion, expertise and dedication put forth by this team. From that point forward, they have been extraordinary advocates and contributors for the hospital.
Our team of leading practitioners is dedicated to giving your child and family more hope through state-of-the-art care, including access to bone marrow transplants, the most promising new therapies through phase I, II, and III clinical trials and a comprehensive adolescent and young adult cancer services program. In fact, we're one of the few children's hospitals across the country able to offer advanced forms of "personalized" or "precision" medicine. We do this through our pediatric oncology research program and the Haworth Family Innovative Therapies Clinic.
For children with bleeding disorders, our federally recognized comprehensive hemophilia treatment center and multidisciplinary clinics, designed specifically for children and young adults with these conditions, are here to help. Your child and family are the primary focus in each step we take, from diagnostic testing and new treatment to outstanding specialists, access to clinical trials and much more. And when your child is ready, we have a unique, long-term follow-up clinic for childhood cancer survivors.
Our pediatric hematology & oncology team is led by a dedicated group of board-certified physicians with expertise in pediatric hematology and oncology, internal medicine and pediatrics. Expert team members include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, case coordinators, clinic staff nurses, social workers, clinical pharmacists, child life specialists and clinical support associates, as well as radiation oncologists and pediatric intensive care physicians.
Recovering from a bone marrow transplant, Corinne Bass celebrates a high school tradition with her own, unique style.
Children’s hospital staff put on a spectacular Holly Troll-y Christmas stage performance for kiddos and their families who have dealt with cancer or blood disorders.
Lily-Mae Morrison, a girl from Ireland fighting a rare cancer, has inspired many supporters, including Elton John.