CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Novant Heath announced a new affiliation with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Tuesday morning, making Charlotte the home to the seventh St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in the country.
The new clinic is named the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital.
The affiliation is expected to bring more patients along with advanced treatments and technology. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is located in Memphis, Tennessee and is internationally recognized for its treatment of children with cancer and "pioneering" research.
"Formerly known as Novant Health Blume Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital physicians and staff will work in close collaboration with their peers at St. Jude to bring life-saving treatment protocols to children with cancer living in Charlotte and across the southeastern U.S.," Novant stated in a release.
Novant Health said the affiliation will bring world-renowned pediatric care to the region. They also say they are proud to bring this level of care closer to home.
"This affiliation will bring the unparalleled research and expertise of St. Jude to Novant Health and provide the highest-quality pediatric cancer care across the Carolinas and beyond," said MD Andy Mueller, president of Novant Health greater Charlotte market.
The new affiliation was announced around 10 a.m. at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.