The Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center provides an environment of personal support with concern for patient and family needs.
Every day is a valued day for Maggie Lollis, cancer survivor.
Now a breast cancer survivor, Maggie Lollis has a new lease on life. She walks five miles a day, eats plenty of fruits and vegetables, and puts her family and church first in her life. But getting through it all wasn’t easy, and Maggie credits Parkview’s people with helping her stay positive. “Everybody met you with a smile and a concern,” she says. “I got through it because of that.” To hear more of Maggie’s story, watch the video.
Advanced Practice Nurse
When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, the Parkview oncology advanced practice nurse (also known as a clinical nurse specialist) is available to address any immediate questions and concerns. The advanced practice nurse meets with the patient and family to help them understand the patient’s particular type of cancer and its treatment. She also helps the individual in coping with the diagnosis of cancer and can provide Information about various community resources. The nurse introduces the patient and family to the patient navigators.
Care Coordination/Patient Navigation
The Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center provides care coordination of healthcare services to support and meet the needs of cancer patients as they navigate the healthcare system.
Parkview offers the services of chaplains around the clock to pray with patients and their families, discuss spiritual matters or concerns and/or provide spiritual resources.
A quiet chapel is located on the second floor of Parkview Regional Medical Center (and on the second floor of Parkview Hospital Randallia, just above the main lobby). Each chapel is available for quiet reflection or meditation 24 hours a day.
Home Health and Hospice
Hospice provides support and care for individuals in the last months of an incurable disease to help them live as full and comfortable a life as possible. The program provides state-of-the-art comfort and supportive care with dignity to individuals and their families and caregivers. Hospice staff members coordinate services through acute-care hospitals and cancer centers in the region to provide continuity for each patient.
Parkview Home Health & Hospice addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and families it serves. The medically directed team of professionals and volunteers treats the whole person during the end stages of the illness and stays in contact with the family and caregivers for 13 months following their loved one’s death.
- Traditional home care and hospice
- Respiratory therapy
- Provision of medical equipment
These services may be provided in the patient’s home, in an extended-care facility or in cooperation with the local inpatient hospice facility.
Cancer Resource Libraries
Internet access and other information resources for cancer patients and their families are provided at the cancer library at the Radiation Oncology Center on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus.