BMT Facilities

BMT Facilities

The BMT Program at Northside Hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities for BMT and leukemia care.

The BMT/Leukemia Inpatient Unit

Northside has a closed and isolated state-of-the-art facility for exclusive use by BMT and acute leukemia patients. All rooms are private with computerized electronic medical record documentation available in each room.

State-of-the-art infection prevention including:

  • HEPA-filtered state-of-the-art facility
  • Eight negative pressure rooms with ante-rooms to prevent cross-contamination from patients with existing infections
  • Seamless surfaces throughout unit to eliminate colonization of infectious organisms
  • Dedicated exercise room for patients and caregivers with bathroom and shower
  • Specialized BMT pharmacy with the capacity to mix chemotherapy/immunotherapy agents
  • Pharmacy utilizes a computerized medication administration record (MAR) to decrease/eliminate medication errors
  • Dedicated family room with computer/Internet access and medical-related literature

Outpatient Clinic Facility

Unique features of the BMT Leukemia Treatment Center:

  • 15,000 square foot outpatient BMT/leukemia treatment
  • Open 7 days a week and holidays
  • Only facility in Georgia that provides HEPA-air filtration to all patient care areas to reduce transmission of airborne infections
  • 10 isolation rooms
  • Comfortable patient lounge chairs and hospital beds for prolonged care
  • Private examination and procedure rooms
  • Family waiting area
  • State-of-the-art chemotherapy pharmacy 

On-site Services:

  • Outpatient administration of high dose chemotherapy
  • Administration of immunosuppressive and antibiotic/antifungal drug administration
  • Blood product administration
  • Peripheral stem cell collection
  • Bone marrow biopsy, pulmonary function testing and EKG
  • On-site apheresis, therapeutic and peripheral blood stem cell collection facility - Atlanta Blood Services.
  • On-site laboratory services 

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Processing Laboratory 

  • State-of-the-art facility
  • HEPA filtered facility
  • Four processing bays
  • On-site microbulk liquid nitrogen supply tanks
  • Environmental monitoring system throughout facility
  • Performs autologous, allogeneic, cord blood and matched unrelated donor processing of cellular therapy products and performs collection of bone marrow
    - Designated NMDP and Gift of Life Registry Bone Marrow Collection Facility
    - Performs adoptive immunotherapy procedures
  • Licensed by the state of Georgia, registered with the FDA and accredited by AABB and FACT
  • Highly Specialized and Trained Staff
  • Supervisor with over 25 years of experience in processing cellular therapy products
  • Quality Assurance and Standards Coordinator with over 15 years' experience in processing cellular therapy products
    - Maintains HSC Laboratory in a continued state of compliance and readiness with regulatory and accrediting agency standards
    - Serves on the AABB's Cell Therapy Standards Committee
    - Chair of the AABB Cell Therapy Uniform Donor History Questionnaire Task Force
  • AABB Inspector for Cellular Therapy Programs
  • Three additional Medical Technologists with more than 50 years of combined experience in hematopoietic stem cell processing

Northside Hospital - Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital - Cherokee

450 Northside Cherokee Blvd.
Canton, GA 30115
(770) 224-1000

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1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 844-3200

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