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Cancer Patient Navigation Program

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Just navigating the healthcare system with different doctors, facilities, tests and decisions can be a confusing process. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) understands these challenges, and that’s why we offer our cancer patients a free service that extends care beyond the clinical level. Services are offered at all three hospital locations: NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton and NGMC Barrow.

NGMC's Cancer Patient Navigation Program provides cancer patients with guidance and support from cancer diagnosis through recovery.

Our Navigators:

  • Assist patients in coordination of care, often from diagnosis to completion of treatment and survivorship;
  • Assess barriers to care and help engage patients and family members in decision-making;
  • Educate patients and caregivers about the disease;
  • Empower patients to communicate their healthcare treatment choices and actively participate in their care through self-management;
  • Encourage active communication between patients and healthcare providers; and
  • Providine access to financial resources and other support services.

Meet Our Nurse Navigators

In Gainesville:

Lisa Bridges, BSN, RN, CBCN
Breast cancer

770-219-5857
Email Lisa

 

Alicia Harrison, RN
Lung, head and neck cancers

770-219-5804
Email Alicia

 

Alison Evans, RN
Digestive, gynecologic and urological cancers

770-219-6055
Email Alison

 

In Braselton and Barrow:

Sandi Clark, BSN, RN
Cancer Nurse Navigator

770-848-6235
Email Sandi

 


Meet Our American Cancer Society Navigator

Jennifer Roberts, our ACS navigator, works in conjunction with our NGMC navigators to connect patients with resources and assistance programs to help with some of the financial and logistical challenges that arise for patients and families dealing with cancer.

Cancer Rehabilitation

The Cancer Center and The Rehabilitation Institute of NGMC partner to provide the Cancer Rehabilitation program, where care for patients going through chemotherapy, and after, are provided with a group of multidisciplinary tained professionals who have experience treating the disease. These professionals tailor each patients care to help improve the quality of your daily life, and tackle the negative side effects of cancer treatment.

For more information about the Cancer Rehabilitation program, please call 770-219-8200 or visit nghs.com/cancer-rehabilitation.

 
 
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