MedWest Health System donated $1,500 to Smoky Mountain High School to help the school reach a goal of $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. Attending the presentation to announce the launch of a new nurse navigator program at MedWest-Harris hospital were Dr. William Sims, a surgeon with Mountain Valley Surgery, and nurse navigator Mary Mahon.
“MedWest provides a team approach to addressing breast cancer,” said Mike Poore, MedWest CEO. “Our radiologists, surgeons, pathologists and oncologists work closely together to examine each case.”
The nurse navigator program supports women through the various procedures and services following a mammogram that indicates cancer. Results are reviewed closely by radiologists and team members, who then meet to plan the best treatment option for each patient. Mahon leads each patient through all phases of the cancer experience, coordinating resources, providing support and advocating for the patient throughout his or her journey.
For more information about the MedWest Nurse Navigator program, call (828)631-8100.
MedWest-Harris, MedWest-Haywood and Med- West-Swain have joined together to provide healthcare for the people of Western North Carolina. MedWest is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System (www.carolinashealthcare.org), one of the leading healthcare providers in the Southeast, with 32 hospitals in North and South Carolina.