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Nurse and Patient Navigators

A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. Legacy's nurse navigators and patient navigator are here to help. Our nurse navigators can make this difficult time more manageable and less frightening for you and your loved ones. Nurse navigators are an active resource and support for our newly diagnosed cancer patients.

 



Nurse's art helps with healing

Navigating you through

From diagnosis through recovery, your cancer nurse navigator will help you:

  • Understand your diagnosis and your care choices
  • Know possible side effects, handle symptoms
  • Voice questions to your doctor and team
  • Learn about your medications
  • Get support from groups inside and outside of Legacy, including Legacy's many cancer support services and the Legacy Cancer Healing Center, for integrative care and survivorship services designed to help improve your quality of life
  • Look for help if you have work or money worries
  • Explore transit choices
  • Find your way around our hospitals
  • Review family support resources

Experienced care

Our nurse navigators have experience and training in caring for cancer patients. The designation of OCN (oncology certified nurse) indicates additional education and national certification in cancer nursing.

Our nurse navigators are:

  • Kristin Applegate-King, R.N., at Legacy Mount Hood
  • Jutta Kress, R.N., OCN, at Legacy Meridian Park
  • Julianna Paradisi, R.N., OCN, Legacy Good Samaritan and Legacy Mount Hood 
  • Laurie Christensen, R.N., OCN, at Legacy Salmon Creek
  • Annette Raab, R.N., OCN, at Legacy Good Samaritan
  • Joan Wendel, M.S., R.N., OCN, at Legacy Good Samaritan

They can be reached at:

  • Legacy Good Samaritan: 503-413-8888 or 1-877-777-0112
  • Legacy Meridian Park: 503-692-2416
  • Legacy Mount Hood:  503-674-1862
  • Legacy Salmon Creek:  360-487-1726
  • Legacy Emanuel: 503-413-8888 or 1-877-777-0112

Patient navigator

Legacy's patient navigator Daniel Osborn, ACS, at Legacy Good Samaritan is here to support you and your family and can be reached at 503-413-8052.

Legacy Cancer Institute has arranged with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to provide our patients with a patient navigator. He works alongside our nurse navigators to help connect you with Legacy and American Cancer Society resources, including:

  • Financial arrangements
  • Transportation
  • Help with job-related and family concerns
  • Lodging, if you or your family are coming from outside Portland
  • Community support such as therapy, classes, and groups
  • Legacy's cancer support services 
  • Medically-approved literature about cancer