Led by Jayne O'Malley, RN, OCN, our Patient Navigation Program offers an expert support service that provides specially-trained nurses to guide you through your cancer care treatment.
This one-on-one service is provided to ensure your needs are met in a timely manner, your questions are answered and fears and anxiety are addressed with compassion. The program assists you in obtaining the care and information you need, such as:
Providing health resources and support systems
Facilitating interaction and communication with healthcare staff and providers
Streamlining appointments and paperwork
Identifying and accessing financial services, if necessary
Decreasing fear and anxiety
Identifying and utilizing appropriate social services
Tracking interventions and outcomes
This is a complimentary service; there is no cost to you or your insurance company when you choose us as your provider.
Meet Our Patient Navigators
Our patient navigators, listed below, specialize in variety of cancers and cancer related treatment. We encourage our cancer patients and their families to connect with our patient navigators during their care.
We understand that this is a difficult and stressful time in your life and we want you to know we are dedicated to supporting you and your family during your treatment and recovery.
Jayne O’Malley, RN, OCN Manager of Navigation Services Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator
Garnet Health Medical Center’s Head Neck/Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator Jayne O’Malley is a registered nurse with specialized training in Oncology. For over 15 years, Jayne has dedicated her skills and expertise to cancer care.
Working with your physicians, Jayne will help you understand your treatment and recovery, while providing you and your family with educational resources, as well as locate support and additional services available through Garnet Health Medical Center and our community.
Additionally, take comfort in knowing that Jayne has dedicated her career to helping patients with cancer and will support you throughout your cancer experience. Jayne also facilitates our Lung Cancer Support Group.
Sara Sargente, RN, OCN Head & Neck Cancer Navigator Gastrointestinal Cancer Navigator
Our Head & Neck and Gastrointestinal Cancer Navigator has worked in Oncology at Garnet Health Medical Center since 2005, first in Infusion and then on the inpatient unit. Most recently, she worked in Radiation Oncology for the past four years. Sara is a tireless advocate for her patients and has received several grateful patient recognitions. Sara also facilitates our Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Support Group.