Andrew Uhrman Inpatient Unit Enhances Vision for Care at Angie's Institute
The Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute’s vision is to offer age-appropriate space and amenities for pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients. That vision continued to become reality when the Andrew Uhrman Inpatient Unit opened to patients earlier this year. The new, life-affirming space extends the state-of-the-art healing environment of Angie’s Institute to inpatients who are fighting cancer and blood disorders, joining the previously opened outpatient floor and rooftop Angie’s Garden.
We invite you to take a virtual tour of the Uhrman Inpatient Unit, led by John Letterio, MD, Director, Angie’s Institute. Dr. Letterio will walk you through the expansive patient rooms, age-specific lounges, and designated activity and exercise areas.
Made possible thanks to generous support from Seth Uhrman, the Andrew Uhrman Inpatient Unit is a lasting tribute to Seth’s son, Andrew, who passed away at age 10 from a rare blood disorder. During his illness, Andrew raised funds for the hospital, asking family and friends to make donations to UH Rainbow in lieu of birthday presents. “Andrew is lost to us, but his compassion, his empathy and his joy will live on at Angie’s Institute,” said Seth.
Char and Chuck Fowler and their family, Chann and Ed Spellman, and Holley and Rob Martens, established Angie’s Institute in honor of their daughter and sister Angie, who was just 14-years-old when she died of melanoma in 1983. For the Fowlers, joining with families like the Uhrmans and other generous supporters has made Angie’s Institute truly special.
“Losing Angie at that age, there was real grief in not knowing what she would have been like as an adult and what she could have accomplished,” shared her sisters, Chann and Holley. “But being able to celebrate the institute in her name, even all these years later, has been so therapeutic.”