Oncology (Cancer) Nurse Navigators
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it can be an overwhelming experience. That's why we have experienced cancer nurses and a specialized team of Cancer Nurse Navigators that help patients through the process.
Our Cancer Centers have Cancer Nurse Navigators on staff strategically throughout the Memorial Hermann system to assist cancer patients in the transition from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Patients are then able to traverse their cancer pathway more easily and focus on recovery and healing.
The Cancer Nurse Navigator whose clinical nursing expertise guides patients, families and their caregivers to informed decision-making and collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to allow for the best care.
Memorial Hermann Nurse Navigators are Registered Nurses who have 3 or more years of oncology nursing experience or experience in a related subspecialty with professional certification as an OCN, AOCNS or certification within the clinical specialty.
The Cancer Nurse Navigator redefines the patient experience and ensures quality outcomes by combining knowledge and skills with the support, compassion and spirituality our patients deserve.
The Cancer Nurse Navigator becomes the central point of contact for coordinating communication with all treatment team members and ensures that cancer patients received quality cancer care and treatment. They facilitate communication with staff and providers to encourage patient participation in their own care.
A cancer diagnosis can be a frightening and confusing experience. With so many choices to make and so much to learn about your illness and your treatment, it can be hard to know where to turn.
The Cancer Nurse Navigator:
Within Memorial Hermann, the Cancer Nurse Navigator is there every step of the way with patient follow-up that includes frequent individualized communication until patients are comfortable with their condition and considered well and confident enough to be on their own.
Additionally, the Memorial Hermann System Cancer Services Advanced Practice Nurses, Amy S. Deutsch, DNP, RN, CNS, AOCNS, and Stephanie Williams, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP, CBCN are available to assist with your navigation and healthcare needs.
In addition to highly personalized physical care, the care team at the Cancer Center also provides emotional support during the entire course of each patient's treatment. Dietitians and social workers support the physicians and nurses, assisting patients through recovery and healing.