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Hem-Onc/Intermediate Care

                                                                                                                            Doernbecher Oncology/Hematology Unit

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OMSI Roller Coaster Activity

The Hospital School Program staff, located on the Hematology/Oncology Unit, provide educational services to school-age students who have cancer and blood-related diseases disorders. Students may receive services at bedside or in the classroom.  Most of our instruction is individualized, however, students have time to interact with each other and participate in small group activities.  Once per month we offer Songs, Stories, and Science where we share folk stories, sing songs and teach a science lesson. We are also fortunate to have community partners such as OMSI, Master Gardeners, and the Children’s Cancer Association who work with students and bring in rich, engaging activities enjoyed by all.

The priority for our students is to work with them on assignments from their local school. With parent permission, we will collaborate with teachers to coordinate schoolwork.  Students can receive credit in their local schools for work completed in our program. We often function as a resource as well, helping families and schools navigate this often unfamiliar territory. We can provide guidance on short-and long-term educational planning, including school re-entry.

Intermediate Care Unit

The Hospital School Program staff located on the Intermediate Care Unit work with students who are medically fragile and/or receiving nephrology (kidney), neurology and neurosurgery services.  On this unit, educational services are almost exclusively provided at bedside.  For students who are able to leave the unit, they may attend one of our classrooms.

Once per month we offer Songs, Stories, and Science where we share folk stories, sing songs and teach an interactive science lesson.  We are also fortunate to have community partners such as OMSI, Master Gardeners, and the Children’s Cancer Association who work with students and bring in rich, engaging activities enjoyed by all our students.

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Master Gardener Project

The priority for the students is to continue their education and keep them connected with their home school. With parent permission, we will collaborate with teachers to coordinate school work.  Students can receive credit in their local schools for work completed in our program. We often function as a resource as well, providing information to families and schools if they would like assistance with educational planning.

Staff

Anna Balmaseda, Margaret Eng, Chuck Erkenbeck, Kerri Russell

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