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 Oncology Nurse Navigators that help patients through the process.
Our Cancer Centers have Oncology Nurse Navigators 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 Oncology Nurse Navigator is an expert oncology clinician and patient/client advocate who assists patients during their course of treatment. The Oncology Nurse Navigator addresses patient and family education, and serves as a liaison throughout the continuum of care. The Oncology Nurse Navigator redefines the patient experience and ensures quality outcomes by combining knowledge and skills with the support, compassion and spirituality each patient deserves.
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.
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 Oncology Nurse Navigator:
At Memorial Hermann, our Oncology Nurse Navigators are there every step of the way. Learn more about them below.
Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers are accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). This rare distinction is given to cancer programs that uphold the highest standard of care for patients. When you choose Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers for your cancer treatment, you can rest assured you will receive the best possible care delivered by a compassionate team of caregivers in a calm, healing environment.
If you are in need of navigation assistance or would like to refer a patient for oncology services, please fill out the form below.