Teletón and Hospital Infantil Teletón de Oncología
(HITO) embarked on an ambitious program
to deliver excellence in pediatric oncology treatment and care to children and
their families in Mexico. Fundación Teletón’s has a distinguished record of service in Mexico
through the establishment of over 17 rehabilitation centers for needy and
disabled children, which operate at the highest standards of excellence.
The comprehensive training program included targeted
curriculum development for HITO oncologists, radiologist, surgeon, intensivist,
pathologist, pharmacist, and nurses and on-site observerships which lasted from
one to six months. During their time in Boston the HITO observers took
advantage of all learning opportunities at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, including rounds, case conferences, and clinics, in addition to being involved
in protocol development, policy and guideline development, and other activities
required for the opening of the hospital.
HITO successfully opened its doors in November
2013 and the GHI continues to provide on-going support via teleconferences
and site visits that focus on clinical case discussions, outcome and protocol
oversight, project development, and mentorship. The training program and ongoing partnership serve as a model for
replication in other countries and an example of GHI’s expertise in
multidisciplinary hospital management know-how.
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