Services and Quality Initiatives
Miami Cancer Institute has two primary goals: Provide patients
and their families with quality patient care and services, and
offer encouragement, inspiration and hope. Nowhere is that more
essential than with the most vulnerable patients. This is why
everything from the Infusionarium to the “Just for Fun” program,
started in 2019, focuses on healing, improving quality of life and
providing entertaining distractions for the pediatric patients.
Ron Magill, accompanied by a bearded dragon iguana,
slithery boa constrictor and wonderfully relaxed sloth,
delighted pediatric patients.
The Institute partnered with Baptist Health’s Foundation to host a
pediatric holiday celebration for patients, siblings and caregivers.
Through generous donations from the Schlager family in West
Palm Beach, Gary and Denise Winston, Children’s Cancer Caring
Center and Miami Cancer Institute staff, 50 patients and their
siblings received gifts chosen just for them.
Maluma Visits on World Cancer Day
Spanish music artist Maluma visited the Infusionarium for a
laughter-filled afternoon. Maluma had the honor of receiving a
haircut from stylists-to-be patients as he stood in solidarity with
them celebrating World Cancer Day.
Hot Wheels Fun Day
Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) brought
exotic super cars and motorcycles for pediatric patients and their
families to ooh and ahh over. SAMA coordinated with
several motor companies to donate giveaway bags with hats,
toys and shirts.
Sofia’s Hope, inspired by Sofia Blanco, who died at 13, has as its
mission to fight cancer by raising childhood cancer awareness,
funding childhood cancer research and advances in treatment,
as well as offering programs that enhance the quality of life for
children with cancer. The Institute partnered with Sofia’s Hope to
offer pediatric patients stress-free days of family fun, including:
n Trip to Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center.
n Fieldtrip to Zoo Miami where pediatric patients and their siblings
enjoyed a day at the zoo.
n Art therapist-guided projects are now offered to patients and
their families. This form of therapy allows pediatric patients to
focus on self-expression through painting, drawing, coloring,