Oncology Nurse Navigation

Oncology Nurse Navigation

Personalized Support

We’re here for you—every step of the way. The Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program’s free Oncology Nurse Navigation program pairs you with a specially trained nurse who reviews your case with you and provides a personalized level of support to help you better understand your diagnosis, care plan, and medications. You are our focus, our priority, and our purpose.

Your nurse navigator will:

  • Streamline communications with your doctors
  • Expedite cancer specialist appointments
  • Help remove barriers to care
  • Connect you to clinical and supportive care services that you may need

Our nurse navigators specialize in guiding patients through:

Care for Your Entire Family

We know that other people in your life are likely to be affected by your cancer journey. Virtua provides a full range of counseling services to meet your emotional needs and those of your family. Our oncology clinical social workers provide individual and family counseling as well as support groups and educational programs.

Connect with an Oncology Nurse Navigator

Breast Oncology Nurse Navigators


Maria Minardi, BSN, RN
856-247-7391
mminardi@virtua.org

 

Randi Solden, BS, RN, OCN
856-206-4719
rsolden@virtua.org

Head/Neck, GI, Thoracic, Prostate, Brain, Spine, Blood, and GYN Nurse Navigators


Connie Hayes BSN, RN, OCN
856-206-4720
chayes@virtua.org

Diane Kelchner, BS, RN
856-247-7394 
dkelchner@virtua.org

Susan Osterhout, BSN, RN
856-206-4718
sosterh1@virtua.org

Lung Screening and Incidental Lung Nodule Nurse Navigator


Lyn Sheely, RN
856-247-7393
lsheely@virtua.org

Nurse Navigator: A Lifeline During Cancer Treatment


Breast cancer nurse navigator Randi Solden explains how Virtua’s dedicated oncology nurse navigators serve as patient advocates.

 

From helping you understand your diagnosis and treatment plan to expediting appointments and connecting you and your family to resources, your nurse navigator is an experienced and caring guide during every step of your cancer journey.

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Classes & Support 

Virtua offers a range of classes and support groups to assist patients and their families during and after cancer treatment.

View All Cancer Treatment Classes and Support Groups.

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