El Paso Children's Hematology/Oncology Unit Features:

  • 24 Private Patient Rooms
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Pediatric Infusion Center right on the floor
  • Kid's Play Room
  • Teen Play Room
  • Family Lounge Area
  • 5 Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologists
  • 24/7 Attending Physicians specializing in Pediatric Hematology and Pediatric Oncology
  • Dedicated Pediatric Registered Nurses
    • Certified in Chemotherapy
    • PALS
    • BLS
  • COG Certification - No other hospital in El Paso has ever achieved COG certification.

Donors Make a Difference in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 

News: Royal Run for Hope


Congratulations to Dominque Cabrera, President and Team member of the 15K Team of Herbalife Nutrition for being awarded Herbalife Corporate and Recognition's Humanitarian Award for North America. Dominique and her team were acknowledged for  their work in establishing The Royal Run for Hope, now in its ninth year to benefit oncology patients at El Paso Children's Hospital.  

"All the work we've done in the past eight years for the Royal Run for Hope is the reason why we received this award," said Dominique who can be seen in the group photo with our CEO and President, Cindy Stout.  Dominque is second from the left, second row. "I just want to thank all the ladies who participated because if it wasn't for them, we wouldn't have been able to receive this award."

"We are so happy for Dominque," said Tina Aragon, of Herbalife Nutrition, one of five founding members who started the annual run. "This is the first time the award has come out of El Paso."

The five founders of the Royal Run for Hope event include: Dominique Cabrera, Christina Guevara, Tina Aragon, Martha Martinez and Desiree Lopez. 

Herbalife Nutrition and its 15K team  donated $100,000 to name a nurses' station at the Southwest University Pediatric Blood and Cancer Center on the seventh floor of El Paso Children's Hospital.

B.Braun Modular Infuson Pumps and Training - $220,800

A smaller, simpler, safer system for infusion therapy.  From infusion to intravenous therapy, this new generation of infusion technology provides an integral modular systemwith increased risk prevention used across the hospital for drug delivery, nutritional support, fluid administration, blood substitution or IV therapy.

Milagro Bead Program
Art in action,  each Milagro Bead represents a step or medical procedure that tells the story of each patient's progress.  Hand-selected by local beaders and funded by the Foundation, each bead is uniquely selected and matched to the occassion.

For children coping with serious and life-threatening illnesses each bead tells a story of their survival.


Therapeutic Arts $89,115

The Therapeutic Arts Program helps children cope and even transcend the hospital experience through self-expression to facilitate the healing process.  Each week patient's are invited to participate in a themed activity that allows them to express their own experience through art, often producing stunning results. 




Educational and sensory toys, games and books. 

The Foundation funds a variety of tools that assist the Child Life Specialist in finding just the right toy, tool or solution to successfully distract, engage and challenge patients to learn, play safely, and have fun!  Think Fisher Price MRI!



Junior League of El Paso Family Resource Center 

Computers, books, resources for research and entertainment, and a library system were provided through a grant from Junior League of El Paso, Inc.  to establish a relaxing haven for patients and families at the Family Resource Center.

Sometimes when parents gets their child's diagnosis they need the grounding of knowledge and information.  It is frequently the site of a small patient with an IV pole or a red wagon pausing for a moment of storybook reading with their parent and the location of many a reading hour and a birthday party. 

Gifts that support continued expansion of the educational resources available are ongoing and appreciated. Volunteers help support questions about the surrounding area concerning restaurants, church services or wayfinding.

HIPAA Compliant O/P File Cabinets, $8,762.40

EPCH Oncology

Keeps the O/P Medical Records secure and meets HIPAA Privacy and Data Security requirements.

Five (5) beds, $93,892.50

Hematology new bedsFive additional beds will accommodate older children who are patients when the Center is at capacity. 







Healing Arts Program

Evidence based research now strongly recognizes art as an essential component to health, healing and well-being. 

Entirely funded through El Paso Children's Foundation the Healing Arts Program integrates dynamic and inspirational art from local and regional artists in every area of the hospital including the Hematology/Oncology, improving the hospital experience for patients, families and caregivers.


Gifts of Hats and Blankets

Some of the most meaningful gifts are the simple ones.  Cozy blanket and soft hats add soothing comfort and warmth.  Donated through gifts from student Service Projects, local organizations, even lovingly hand made from sewing and knitting clubs items blankets and hats are gifted to the patien.  So a constant supply is welcome and needed. 

Compassionate Care Family Care Grants 

Most children diagnosed with cancer undergo a three year regimen that strains their family's resources.  Social workers on campus refer families who are struggling to meet the demands of co-pays, medications, transportation and even food and clothing.  Compassionate Care Family Grants provide limited but necessary support to bridge difficult times.

Donors interested in more information on Hematology/Oncology donor opportunities that impact our community's most vulnerable population can donate now to Cure Kids Cancer or email donate@elpasochildrens.org

Foundation Hem/Onc volunteers assist staff with restocking, room prep, sanitary wiping of toys and games and assist child life with regular craft projects and therapeutic art projects for Hematology/Oncology patients and families.  To learn how to become a Hematology/Oncology volunteer, email volunteer@elpasochildrens.org or register now .