Here for a reason greater than us.
Discovering that you are about to battle cancer can be frightening, confusing and overwhelming. To assist our patients and families through the treatment process, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center offers
the support of a Patient Navigator.
Lois Carver and Kelly Skirvin, RN's, have an extensive background in medical oncology and years of experience working as a floor nurse on medical-surgical units. As a Patient Navigator, Lois and Kelly provide
education, emotional support and anticipatory guidance to you and your family. They will serve as your advocate and educator to ensure that you receive the support and knowledge you need to navigate through
the health care system.
Role of the Patient Navigator:
Helps you understand your diagnosis
Explains procedures, treatments, side effects, roles of physicians and other aspects of care
Assists with questions to ask your doctors
Helps you locate support groups
Provides you with more detailed educational material pertaining to specific types of cancer and treatment options
Offers resource information regarding financial assistance, home health needs, insurance issues, medication assistance, transportation and other concerns
Coordinates physician and diagnostic appointments, if needed
Functions as a hospital 'go to' person for staff when need be
Provides you with a primary point of contact
Contact Oncology Patient Navigators:
Lois Carver - email
Kelly Skirvin - email
or call 547-935-2262