Children's Hospital Colorado has expanded its facilities with the opening of an Allergy and Immunology Center devoted to treating and managing food, drug and environmental allergies, asthma and immunologic diseases in infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Dan Atkins, chief of the Allergy and Immunology Section at Children's Colorado, said the new space will enable clinicians to offer new services to families and patients.
"The Center was built with the special needs of our patients in mind, and its design provides space to stimulate collaboration among providers and encourage innovative research," Atkins said.
The 11,350 square-foot center boasts 12 clinic rooms; 12 observation rooms designed to host food and drug challenges as well as clinical research and are outfitted to treat allergic reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis. It also houses a dedicated space for infusions and food and environmental immunotherapy; centrally-located nursing pods; a psychologist's office, consultation room, and conference/telehealth room, the system said.
The multidisciplinary approach also includes family involvement and working closely with the child's primary care physician. Some of the Center's specialties include Asthma and exercise-induced asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, eczema/atopic dermatitis, food, drug, animal and environmental allergies, insect sting sensitivity, angioedema, acute and chronic hives and anaphylaxis.