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Patient Navigation

We understand that coordinating your care can be a complicated process. Because of this, we have two Patient Navigators here to help you know exactly which resources are available to help you throughout treatment.

Our Patient Navigators are here to assist you throughout your treatment. They can help you identify community resources that provide transportation, lodging, and general support services. These services at Cancer Care Northwest are free and confidential. 

Our Patient Navigator services are provided by social workers Amanda Zahara and Megan Tucker.

For more information, please contact Amanda Zahara at (509) 228-1818 or Megan Tucker at (509) 228-1819.

Our Patient Navigators are here to assist you throughout your treatment. They can help you identify community resources that provide transportation, lodging, and general support services. These services at Cancer Care Northwest are free and confidential. 

Currently, our Patient Navigators are engaged in helping our patients with the following: 

  • lodging programs for out-of-town patients
  • connecting with with local resources for various services, like transportation to medical appointments, food banks and DSHS food assistance, community support, home care and hospice care
  • access to free wigs, scarves, and hats thanks to local donations

Getting in touch with our Patient Navigators is easy. Please contact Amanda Zahara at (509) 228-1818 or Megan Tucker at (509) 228-1819 to schedule an appointment today!

The following handouts may be of assistance to you as you are working with our Patient Navigators to coordinate your care: 

CCNW Lodging Resources

CCNW Community Resources

"Like most folks, I was devastated when they told me I had breast cancer and I was completely lost when it came to finding the best oncologist for my type of cancer.  So I spoke with a physician friend of mine who referred me to CCNW and that was ten months ago.  Today is my last chemo treatment and as crazy as it sounds-I’m really going to miss coming in every week.  I have had the most compassionate care in a state of the art facility with staff and providers who keep up-to-the-minute with the latest treatments and cutting edge studies.  Combine that along with the yoga, support groups, counseling, a nutritionist and an outstanding patient navigator who has connected me with many resources.   Any way you slice it, treatment for cancer is no walk in the park.  But, the confidence I have in CCNW coupled with all of the support available 24/7, has enabled me to tolerate any treatment side effects and maintain a positive attitude throughout the entire process.  Thank you CCNW for being here in Spokane!  You are truly the best of the best when it comes to dealing with cancer."

Sincerely,
Barbara Cottrell

 

 

"CCNW has helped me in every phase of my experience.  I have been assisted with Financial concerns, insurance complications , emotional support and logistics in addition to compassionate timely physical care.  My doctors and nurses have provided me with the best care I could have possibly imagined.  I couldn’t be happier with my experience."

- Catherin Gregorak