At the Logan Regional Hospital Cancer Center, we want our patients and their family members to have all the information and resources they need to receive the best treatment and care throughout their cancer treatment and recovery. To assist with this, we provide the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program for free to our patients and their family members.
Our American Cancer Society Patient Navigator provides support for those dealing with cancer from the time of diagnosis through survivorship and to the end of life. The Patient Navigator is specially trained to offer information and support services to help patients feel in control, educated, and at ease throughout treatment and recovery. The Patient Navigation Program can improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families by coordinating services to support the physical, psychological, financial, social, and spiritual issues encountered with a cancer diagnosis.
Nurse Care Manager
Our Nurse Case Manager makes sure the patient is well taken care of. If his or her insurance requires verification before services are performed the Nurse Case Manager is involved in making sure it happens as quickly as possible. This person will also check in with the patient from time to time to make sure everything is going well with treatment and home care.
The Nurse Case Manager will check to see that the length of a patient’s stay closely matches the diagnosis and treatment. If a patient is being discharged too early or kept much longer than necessary, the patient’s recovery time and level of health could be adversely affected. The Nurse Case Manager also makes sure the individual is doing well emotionally. If not, the case manager can refer the patient to a social worker.
Cancer Support Group
Our Cancer Support Group at Logan Regional Hospital offers patients and their families the opportunity to learn to cope with the psychosocial aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. This group is directed by licensed master's level social workers. It covers many topics that cancer patients find difficult to cope with on their own.
Although the clinicians in charge of the support group have carefully chosen topics and lesson plans to benefit the participants, they are sensitive to each group member’s needs. They have several alternate topics to choose from in addition to those planned to cover the needs of individual group members.
Each session of the support group is eight weeks long and covers the following topics:
Coping: The Ups and Downs of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Nutrition: Do’s and Don’ts
Communication: Is Anybody Listening?
Grief and Loss: The Positive Power of Grief
- Pain: Where Does it Hurt?
- Self Image and Intimacy: Who Am I and Whose Body Is This?
- Life After Cancer Treatment: Who Am I Now?
- Lymphedema and Physical Therapy
- Financial and Community Resources
- Advance Directives
- Children's Grief
- Caring for the Caregiver
- Dying Well
Our social workers are open to discussing answers to difficult questions and providing community and financial resources. They are committed to improving the quality of life to our Cancer patients and their family members through group support and patient advocacy.