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.

How they serve our patients:

  • 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
  • Provide access to financial resources and other support services.

Meet Our Nurse Navigators

Lisa Bridges, BSN, RN, CBCN

Breast and prostate cancers

770-219-5857
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Alison Evans, RN

Digestive, gynecologic and urological cancers

770-219-6055
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Renee Wilson, RN

Lung, head, neck and brain cancers

770-219-6142
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Alicia Harrison, RN

Supervisor and support for Navigation Team

770-219-5804
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Meet Our Patient Navigator

Jennifer Roberts, BSW

Assists nurse navigators in supporting patients across the health system and provides a vast array of resources for patients.

770-219-5812
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