Expansion Planned for The Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute
Distinguished as a destination for adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology treatment and research, the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is the first cancer treatment center in the country to offer separate, age-appropriate outpatient space and amenities for pediatric and AYA patients.
Established in 2011, Angie’s Institute provides much needed distraction and respite for patients and their families. Throughout the dedicated outpatient treatment center and the rooftop garden, located on the eighth and ninth floors of Rainbow, Angie’s Institute integrates state-of-the-art technology and art to create warm, light-filled spaces that promote wellness, hope and comfort - key features in alleviating the considerable anxiety of young patients and their families.
Expansion for Inpatient Unit
The next phase in developing Angie's Institute is to complete a complementary, contiguous inpatient floor. Named in honor of a smart, active and determined UH Rainbow patient who lost his battle with cancer at the tender age of ten, the Andrew Uhrman Inpatient Unit will be located on the seventh floor of UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Utilizing vibrant colors and textures, the unit will create a welcoming, warm and safe environment, one with a "home away from home" ambiance that defines all of Angie’s Institute.
In addition to individual patient rooms and sleeping accommodations for parents, the inpatient floor will provide separate, spacious lounges for teens and children with age appropriate entertainment to encourage patient interaction with other patients, friends and family. Social workers, a full-time educator, child life specialists and other staff will provide critical physical and emotional support for patients and their families.
The Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute is a reality today thanks to the heartfelt devotion of Char and Chuck Fowler and family. Their commitment focused on building a unique facility to address the unmet personal and emotional needs of AYA cancer patients, in memory of their daughter Angie, who lost her cancer battle just before her 15th birthday.