What is Patient Navigation?

Patient navigation in cancer care refers to individualized assistance offered to our patients, families, and caregivers. Navigators help to overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial treatment from diagnosis through all phases of your cancer care.  These may include, but are not limited to, physical, psychosocial, financial, relational and logistical barriers.

Benefits of Patient Navigation

The navigator role is a crucial component in providing excellent patient care.  Patients at FVHO are identified immediately following a cancer diagnosis and are then assigned a navigator.  Registered nurse navigators and Licensed Social Worker navigators work together with our patients, while serving the specific needs of each patient. Navigators often serve as the patient advocate and are active participants in patient support groups and other community events supporting cancer and cancer treatment.

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