Oncology nurse navigation at Rose

Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center is proud to offer our cancer patients access to the oncology nurse navigation program at Rose. The Rose oncology nurse navigators are your advocates, helping to reinforce and support the physician/patient relationship. The goal of our nurse navigators is to enhance your quality of life, provide a sense of autonomy and help you manage your own health. By guiding cancer patients with knowledgeable and supportive help, our oncology-trained nurse navigators improve care experiences, assist physicians and maintain quality outcomes.

Our mission is to provide you and your family with education, support and coordination to help journey through your care after a cancer diagnosis.

Oncology nurse navigator role

  • Facilitate communication between all members of the healthcare team
  • Provide education on disease processes, treatment options and clinical trial availability
  • Help patients make informed decisions about their care
  • Help provide uninterrupted and timely care
  • Coordinate office visits across medical disciplines to streamline cancer care delivery
  • Serve as a reliable and trusted source with answers to varied questions
  • Organize multidisciplinary team conferences to promote collaboration in cancer treatment
  • Provide a personalized touch to cancer care by visiting patients at appointments, assessing patients’ needs and relaying relevant information to providers
  • Help decrease barriers to care by advocating for patients’ needs and linking them with resources

Our oncology nurse navigators are here to support:

  • Newly diagnosed cancer patients
  • Current cancer care patients who have questions about their care plan
  • Family members of a diagnosed patient

Benefits of nurse navigation

Through our oncology nurse navigators at Rose, our cancer patients have access to the following services for no additional charge:

  • Consistent point of contact
  • Individualized education
  • Coordination of care
  • Family/caregiver support
  • Decrease in fear and anxiety
  • Ongoing assessment of needs, such as psychosocial, transportation and financial

Providers may also benefit from the presence of a nurse navigator in the following ways:

  • Consistent point of contact for you and your staff
  • More productive office visits
  • Less anxious patients
  • More compliant patients
  • Improved patient satisfaction
  • Coordination of patient care between facilities and providers

Cancer resource center

Rose Medical Center has partnered with the American Cancer Society to provide a Cancer Resource Center for patients, family members and friends. Available services include:

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  • Access to the latest information about tests, treatments and clinical trials
  • Help making transportation arrangements for treatment
  • Information about local community support resources
  • Support group and educational event information
  • Wigs and prostheses
  • Cancer Exercise

Please come by for a visit and let our trained volunteers assist you in learning more and accessing community resources.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Rose Medical Center is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally-trusted care with the support of a globally-recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially-trained nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225 or chat online at askSARAHnow.com.