The Hem-Onc Teen (HOT) Advisory Council was started in 2013 as part of the Hem/Onc Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program with the goal of improving care and support for our AYA patients receiving treatment for cancer or blood disorders.
The purpose of the Hem-Onc Teen Advisory Council
To provide Children's Mercy with a hematology/oncology focused patient advisory board representing various ages, backgrounds and communities.
To give an opportunity for a representative group of patients to express concerns, ideas and suggestions.
To have Children's Mercy staff listen and support the board.
To give teen ideas to the Hem/Onc AYA Program staff, Children's Mercy Hospital's Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer.
Helped design 4 Henson Teen Room
Helped design 4 Henson Teen Unit
Provide ideas for quarterly Teenapalooza events
Helped with creation of Transition Program video (helped write script and several members were in the video)