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St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic

 

All pediatric hematology and oncology care at Niswonger Children’s Hospital is provided through the St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic, located within the hospital. 

St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Services

The St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital is a partnership among the St. Jude Children’s® Research Hospital, ETSU and Niswonger Children’s Hospital. It was established in 1999, and is an outpatient clinic staffed by two pediatric hematology/oncology physicians in addition to many other clinic support team members. The St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic offers children and young adults the highest quality of care with compassion and dedication. We receive more than 3,000 outpatient visits annually.

We think of the St. Jude Affiliate program as a “Hospital without Walls.” The Tri-Cities Affiliate is part of the St. Jude mission to extend the protocol-structured treatment and research at St. Jude through clinical, research and academic partnerships with pediatric programs. The professionals at the St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital work in collaboration with the staff at St. Jude Children’s® Research Hospital to deliver protocol-related care to hematology and oncology patients.  

The St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital is one of only eight clinics in the nation that are part of the St. Jude Domestic Affiliate Program. The clinic meets the rigorous care standards required by St. Jude, and is subject to annual audits that confirm our ongoing capability and commitment to quality. The St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate receives more than 3,000 outpatient visits annually and follows more than 300 children with malignancies; they also treat many children with congenital bleeding disorders and a variety of other hematological problems. The First Regional Hemophilia Program, a state sponsored program for congenital bleeding disorders, is housed in the St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate and has quarterly clinics for children and adults with hemophilia.  

 

The St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Abigail Cruz to the staff. Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Cruz earned her medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California and most recently worked for the University of Texas Health–San Antonio’s Institute for Drug Development. With her years of experience in the field of pediatric hematology–oncology, Dr. Cruz is a valuable addition to the team. Read her full bio.

For more information, call 423-431-3950.

Meet Our Team
Abigail Cruz, MD
Marcela Popescu, MD

A Day in the LIfe of our Patients

 

The St. Jude® Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic operates inside Niswonger Children's Hospital, 400 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604.

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