Brain, Spine and Skull Base Cancer Program

Inpatient Clinic

HCHPatientRoomThe Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Hematology program opened its new inpatient unit at HCI in October 2011. Previously, the unit was located at University of Utah Hospital and contained 10 rooms. The state-of-the-art inpatient unit at HCI has room for more than twice the patients, with 25 rooms. All inpatients now stay at this facility.

Each of the BMT/Hematology unit's 25 rooms comes with HCI's trademark comforts and conveniences: beautiful views of the mountains or valley, attractive décor, a private bathroom, a sofa bed for a family member to spend the night, wireless connectivity, and a TV and DVD player.

The rooms are specially designed to meet the needs of BMT/Hematology patients, whose immune systems are severely compromised. The patients must take immunosuppressant drugs so the newly transplanted cells won't reject their host. In addition, high doses of chemotherapy or radiation treatment destroy the cells that create infection-fighting white blood cells. That means BMT patients have a much lower ability to fight even common bacteria or viruses. Rooms in HCI's BMT Unit feature high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration and more air exchanges per hour to provide the cleanest air possible.