High Quality Cancer Care in Daviess, Martin, Pike, Knox & Green Counties
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, it is normal to feel uncertain about
the future and overwhelmed by the numerous tests, medications, and procedure
required for your treatment. This is not something you need to go through
alone, and the compassionate oncology team of Daviess Community Hospital
can provide you with high quality cancer care from our convenient, close-to-home
location in Washington, Indiana.
At DCH, oncologist, Dr. Thomas Waits and our team of trained oncology nurses
go above and beyond to provide our patients with everything they need
to stay positive. They are by your side every step of the way with powerful
cancer-fighting drugs and innovative medications that reduce side effects
like nausea, infection, and fatigue.
If you would like to learn more about our oncology services or schedule
an appointment, call us today at 812-254-8855.
Cancer Patient Navigator
A Cancer Patient Navigator acts as a personal guide educator, liaison and
advocate for the newly diagnosed cancer patient and their family. The
navigator works with patients and families to help them at many points
along the health care continuum. This may include education on the specific
disease, insurance questions, finding physicians, explaining the treatment
and care options available, and much more. There are many resources outside
the hospital that can act as useful additions to your cancer treatment,
and your navigator can guide you to them.
To contact our Cancer Patient Navigator, Sharon Mead, RN, please call 812.254.2760 ext. 1426
Support Groups for Patients and Families
Families Facing Cancer meets once a month is a support group for you, someone
in your family, or even someone close to you that is struggling with cancer
in some capacity. There is no charge to attend or to be involved. We invite
anyone interested to participate whether you yourself have been diagnosed
or need help coping with a loved one’s diagnosis.
The group is informal and strives to help families:
- Find new solutions
- Obtain relief and understanding
- Gather strength
Concerns may be openly shared and ideas for coping exchanged. Some topics
- Sharing the Diagnosis
- Sharing Feelings
- Coping with the Family
- Living Each Day
- Financial Needs
- Pain Control
- Access to Home Care, Hospice, etc.
A Medical Social Worker and Oncology Nurses facilitate the group. Guest
speakers are also be invited to attend.
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in Daviess
Community Hospital’s Education Center Room 2. Everyone is welcome
and refreshments are served.
If you have questions or would like to register for the group, please phone