oncology nurse navigators, your personal guides

A cancer diagnosis is challenging and can cause great anxiety for you and your loved ones. We know you want and need someone who can answer your questions and allay your fears. Bon Secours Cancer Institute provides this support through our oncology nurse navigators. They are registered nurses with specialized training in oncology. 

They ensure that you have access to the resources you need in a timely and efficient manner. With extensive knowledge of cancer and the health care system, they guide you through the entire medical process, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, so you are never alone. They provide education, coordinate care, and serve as a trusted resource and friend for you and your family.

contact a navigator

These registered nurses guide patients and their families through cancer treatment and beyond. No patient is ever alone.

Cathy Lantz, MS, RN
Gynecological/General
Oncology Nurse Navigator
St. Mary's Hospital
804-287-7563

Donna M. Wilson, BSN, RN, CBCN
Breast/General Oncology Nurse Navigator
St. Mary's Hospital
804-281-8314

Sherry Fox, PhD, RN, CNRN
Director, Cullather Brain Tumor
Quality of Life Center
804-287-7809

Sara Rakestraw, MSW, LISW
Oncology Patient Navigator
St. Francis Medical Center
804-893-8614

Jackie L. Sullivan, RN
General Oncology Nurse Navigator
Memorial Regional Medical Center and
Richmond Community Hospital
804-764-7506

your navigator provides:

  • Clinical education and printed materials to help you understand your diagnosis
  • Referrals to appropriate social and supportive services, in both the  hospital and community
  • Facilitation for communicating with physicians and other care providers
  • Emotional support and referrals to one-on-one counseling services and group therapy support
  • Resources to resolve communication barriers, transportation issues, and financial difficulties
  • Services and resources for your family and friends
  • You may have questions and concerns about your health. Do you need help getting the care  you need?

An Oncology Nurse Navigator is here for you to ensure you get the support and help you need. We want to make sure you receive the best care possible. Our Oncology Nurse Navigator's services are free and confidential.

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