Sickle Cell Day Hospital — Sickle Cell Treatment Services
A Leader in Sickle Cell Treatment
The Sickle Cell Day Hospital at Memorial Regional Hospital is a leader in sickle cell pain treatment for patients age 16 and older. One of only a few Sickle Cell Day Hospitals in the country, we offer a comprehensive approach to the management of acute and chronic sickle cell syndromes.
Our dedicated staff of expert physicians, nurses and support personnel works closely with the patient’s primary care physician or with a Sickle Cell Day Hospital primary care provider to deliver appropriate sickle cell treatment. In addition, the staff works in partnership with the patient and family members to manage and relieve pain as quickly and effectively as possible.
Individualized Services, Compassionate Care
Although anyone can inherit the condition, sickle cell anemia occurs most often in African Americans and Hispanic Americans. People with the condition may experience sickle cell crises where irregular, or “sickled,” red blood cells block small blood vessels and stop the regular flow of blood and oxygen, causing severe pain throughout the body.
At the Sickle Cell Day Hospital, we specialize in leading-edge sickle cell treatment, research and dedicated services to meet the specific needs of sickle cell patients. Our system of care is unique and so is our level of individualized attention.
Sickle Cell Disease Management
The Sickle Cell Day Hospital can assist patients in the management of their condition to avoid acute, painful crises and other complications of sickle cell syndromes. Before pain becomes a problem, patients can call the Sickle Cell Day Hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for medical help, whether to make an appointment at the Sickle Cell Day Hospital for treatment or to make arrangements to go to the emergency department.
The Benefits of Our Services Include:
- Prompt, aggressive treatment for acute pain crises
- Treatment delivery in an average of five hours, with the added benefit of avoiding hospital admission
- Support and expertise of a highly knowledgeable staff
- Reduced need for hospitalization and fewer visits to the emergency department
- Care in a quiet, comfortable setting
- A transition program for adolescents to progress into adult care
- Reduced cost of care
- Support and advocacy groups
Memorial Sickle Cell Day Hospital at Memorial Regional Hospital is the first program of its kind in the nation to receive “Disease-Specific Certification” from The Joint Commission.
For more information about health care services at Memorial Regional Hospital, please call
Is Your Doctor a Memorial Doctor?
To find a physician who is committed to sickle cell treatment, call Memorial Physician Referral Service toll-free at (800) 944-DOCS. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.