Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Care and Research Center
The UT CF Care and Research Center at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center/Methodist University Hospital strives to provide outstanding care to adult and pediatric patients with CF from West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi. Our major strength is our very experienced CF care team that has worked together for many years, along with the outstanding support of the administration of Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Tennessee. Our center is a CF Foundation Therapeutic Development Network (TDN) Center and we are actively involved in bringing new CF therapies to CF patients for clinical trials, with a dedicated CF research nurse coordinator. Our multidisciplinary CF team includes nursing, nutrition, respiratory therapy (RT), physical therapy (PT), social work, pharmacist, child life, and palliative care, all working together in a collaborative way.
In addition the center team works closely with the CF Patient and Parent Advisory Council (PPAC). The PPAC and CF Center plan a yearly to twice yearly Family Education Day and a yearly CF team retreat focused on improving care. The Adult CF Care Program is centered at Methodist University Hospital (LINK) and includes monthly clinics and a dedicated adult CF care team including pulmonologists, RT, nursing, nutritionist, and social work.