New Brunswick, N.J. The David E. Zullo Pediatric Advanced Comprehensive Care Team (PACCT) at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital was awarded the Sister Frances Dominica Award for Innovative Program Development from Children’s Hospice International.
The award recognizes the childrens hospital teams work with children and families dealing with life-threatening illness. The PACCT program is available to children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at the childrens hospital and at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The programs objective is to give children and their families the same quality and continuity of care in the hospital and at home. The caregivers who saw them in the hospital are the ones who treat them at home, and end-of-life care is provided if necessary.