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Cancer Program at UCH

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Cancer Program at UCH

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  2. 2. 2 CANCER PROGRAM AT UPPER CHESAPEAKE HEALTH Program Goals • To bring together outstanding oncology physicians to provide state of the art treatment with the support of trained professionals to help patients deal with the emotional and psychosocial issues of a cancer diagnosis. • Patients and families in Harford and Cecil Counties deserve access to premier cancer care without the inconvenience or discomfort of traveling to oncology centers outside of the community.
  3. 3. 3 Cancer Program Certification • Certification provided through the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer • Benefits of an certified Cancer Program – Establishing a multi-disciplinary team approach to care – Requiring that all patients have access to the full range of comprehensive cancer services. – Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care – Allows us to benchmark our patterns of care against national standards
  4. 4. 4 Certification Designations • Upper Chesapeake Medical Center – Community Comprehensive Cancer Program • October 2007 • Harford Memorial Hospital – Community Cancer Program • October 2007
  5. 5. 5 Navigator Programs Across Maryland • Most are limited to patients with breast cancer. St. Joseph’s and Anne Arundel Medical Center are the only other hospitals that have a nurse navigator for other cancer diagnoses. • GBMC, St. Agnes and the University of Maryland participate in a navigator program co- funded by the American Cancer Society (ACS). This is a para-professional whose primary focus is to refer patients to ACS services.
  6. 6. 6 What makes the Cancer LifeNet Program Unique? • Services are provided by trained professionals • Services are provided across all therapies including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery • Services are offered to all cancer patients regardless of the type of cancer, no matter where they receive their cancer treatment • Services are free to all residents of Harford and Cecil counties
  7. 7. 7 Navigator Program 2007 Current Status 2007 VOLUME REPORT Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec TOTAL CANCER NAVIGATOR Breast 5 1 6 3 13 7 14 6 11 5 6 77 Colon 1 2 4 2 10 4 6 8 3 5 5 50 Prostate 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 13 Head and Neck 2 2 2 3 1 3 2 0 1 1 17 Lung 1 1 3 2 8 4 7 9 6 41 Other 3 11 7 6 3 9 10 49 *Harford County Resident 0 TOTAL 9 1 9 8 8 33 26 39 27 25 30 32 247
  8. 8. 8 Navigator Program 2008 Projected Targets *2007 Projections Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec TOTAL CANCER NAVIGATOR Breast 77 6 7 7 7 8 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 83 Colon 50 4 5 6 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 6 58 Prostate 13 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 39 Head and Neck 17 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 19 Lung 41 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 51 Other 49 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 106 *Harford County Resident 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 132 TOTAL 247 37 40 41 41 40 41 38 41 40 41 42 46 488
  9. 9. 9 Supportive Care Services 2007 Current Status SUPPORTIVE CARE SERVICES Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Individual Counseling Sessions for UCH Patients 6 5 13 14 18 20 10 0 20 23 11 10 150 Individual Counseling Sessions for Harford County Residents 0 2 2 5 6 8 7 0 7 10 11 12 70 Resource Referrals for UCH Patients 6 9 18 32 30 25 15 0 50 6 1 0 192 Resource Referrals for Harford County Residents 5 7 11 8 14 17 9 0 30 1 0 0 102 Breast Cancer Support Group 8 6 8 6 5 8 8 5 5 12 6 10 87 Prostate Cancer Support Group 8 6 Cx 16 4 11 * 4 7 8 3 11 78 Colon Cancer Support Group 3 Cx 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 17 General Cancer Support Group (HMH) * * * * * * * * 1 0 4 5 10 Lung Cancer Support Group * * * * * * * 0 1 0 1 1 3 Look Good Feel Better 2 Cx 6 8 3 2 * 6 9 4 3 4 47 CLIMB Cx 5 4 * 5 6 5 25 IDEAS for Caregivers 3 0 3 I Can Cope TOTAL 38 35 60 95 88 93 51 16 137 65 47 59 784
  10. 10. 10 Supportive Care Services 2008 Projected Targets 2007 Projections Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec TOTAL SUPPORTIVE CARE SERVICES Individual Counseling Sessions UCH Patients 150 18 18 18 18 18 18 20 20 20 20 21 21 230 Individual Counseling Sessions Harford County Resident 70 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 77 Resource Referral UCH Patient 192 25 25 25 26 27 27 28 28 28 28 29 29 325 Resource Referral Harford County Resident 102 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 66 Breast Cancer Support Group 87 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 100 Prostate Cancer Support Group 78 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 100 Colon Cancer Support Group 17 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 20 HMH Cancer Support Group 10 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 20 Lung Cancer Support Group 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 Look Good Feel Better 47 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 CLIMB 25 20 20 20 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 22 250 IDEAS for Caregivers 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 15 I Can Cope 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 15 TOTAL 784 95 95 104 101 107 103 106 112 114 115 118 115 1285
  11. 11. 11 Accomplishments for 2007 • Touching more lives in 2007 as demonstrated by services offered • Added an RN Nurse Navigator to support the Nurse Navigator Coordinator • Nurse Navigators are expanding their ability to meet with patients in the physician’s office at the time the patient is told they have cancer • CLIMB was held at Rising Sun Middle School in Cecil County during the school day. • Attendance at the support group @ HMH is progressing well.
  12. 12. 12 Planning/Goals for 2008: • Complimentary Care Support Group and Education • CLIMB will be offered on a weekly basis • Increase number of patients seen through the Nurse Navigator Program to 40 to 50 patients each month • Increase the number of trained volunteer navigators to 40 • Continue Community Outreach initiatives and educational presentations throughout the county in multiple venues
  13. 13. 13 Planning/Goals for 2008: • Hire Executive Director, Oncology Program • Hire 2nd social worker in January and a 3rd social worker in September (depending upon service volume) • Hire the 3rd RN nurse navigator when volumes increase to 40 patients per month and a 4th RN nurse navigator in September (depending on service volume) • Hire program receptionist in March
  14. 14. 14 Why this program makes a difference in our community: • Major impact on the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families • Piece of mind that quality cancer care is available in the community • Qualified professionals available to provide critical health care information and support • Neighbors reaching out to help neighbors at a time of personal and family crisis

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