The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) at AUBMC - also referred to as Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) - is noted for its superior medical services, comprehensive emotional support, and comfortable environment, is staffed with highly qualified and experienced physicians and nurses who are specially trained to provide care for children afflicted with cancer.
- Dr. Raya Saab: Acting Director, Children’s Cancer Institute
- Dr. Miguel R. Abboud: Chairman of Pediatrics at AUBMC
- Dr. Samar Muwakkit Balaa: Director of Clinical Services at CCI
- Dr. Nidale Tarek: Leader for Quality Improvement at CCI, Fellowship Program Director
- Dr. Dima Hamideh: Leader, Pediatric Neuro-oncology Program
Clinical Associate Physicians:
- Dr. Yaacoub Moubarak: Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
- Dr. Dolly Noun: Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
- Dr. Razane Al-Ali: Pediatrician
In addition to main tasks of cancer treatment and medication administration and clinical support of its side effects, CCCL offers other important aspects of nursing care. These include ensuring patient comfort, patient satisfaction, patient and family education, and the coordination of care through planned discharge planning. A significant contribution to the successful treatment of children with cancer comes from adopting a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, in which the nurses are key participants. The nursing staff, complying with all educational requirements, hold specialty certification in pediatric oncology nursing. In addition, through the close existing collaboration, most CCCL nurses have completed observerships at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the United States of America, in an effort to exchange experiences and improve care delivery. In performance, our pediatric oncology nurses demonstrate on a daily basis their dedicated commitment to excellence in care and compassion in spirit.
All nurses (both at the in-patient and outpatient facilities) are experts in the various skills of cancer treatment, including:
- Care for Hematology/Oncology patients throughout the entire disease process
- Administration of chemotherapy
- Administration of immunotherapy
- Administration of supportive therapies such as TPN and blood products
- Education of patients and their families about the disease process, treatment modalities, possible side effects, and the management of those side effects as they occur
- Handling vascular access devices, mainly subcutaneous ports
- Assisting physicians in managing oncologic emergencies and conditions
CCI Administrative team consists of a Director of Operations-Outpatient, Executive Officer, Patient Access Coordinators, Information Coordinator, and Clinical Assistants.
The administrative team is responsible for enhancing patient experience through initiation and execution of key performance indicators, guidelines, policies, and procedures for the administrative workflow. These include: patient financial coverage processes, scheduling system, managing new cases, coordinating patients’ evaluations appointments, patients’ admission and visits processes, medications, surgeries. The administrative team is also responsible for compiling patients’ statistics and reporting these data on regular basis.