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Continued from pg 1 The navigator is the crucial link between the oncologist and surgeon, creating a continuity of care. Our nurse navigators help patients work through potential barriers like wound care, complex medication regimens, and appointment scheduling, as well as the psychosocial challenges brought on by the disease. At the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center, navigation services are offered free of charge, regardless of where the patient is From left: Angie Fraticelli, LMSW; Kristy Hiser, RN; Kristi Evans, CN-BA; Toni Geren, CN-BA; Lisa Kirby, RN; and Amanda McGreevy, RN receiving cancer treatment. Kristy told Ava she could call her any time with questions and walked her through the treatment process, so got right back to me. Kristy was such a emotional needs as well. They are just blessing to me and to my family.” as important as the doctors. She made In 2018, our gifted nurse navigators everything so much easier. I can’t wait to she would know what to expect during (pictured above) at the Joan Katz Cancer surgery and recovery. Ava says Kristy Resource Center provided navigation made her feel comfortable, cared for, and services, education, and counseling the West alive right here at Baylor Scott & stated that, “She was not only professional, to more than 1,000 men and women White – Fort Worth. but she really, really cared. Kristy has a diagnosed with cancer. These services compassion that is wise beyond her years, are 100% funded by philanthropic gifts and For more information on how you can help and I just can’t praise her enough. offered at no charge to patients. permanently endow the General Navigator “I have friends and family and a When asked what Ava wants potential get back out to the Stockyards.” Thank you, Ava and Kristy, for keeping position so other cancer patients might also wonderful husband, but none of them had donors to know about her experience benefit from these crucial services free of gone through cancer. My friends couldn’t at Baylor Scott & White, she thoughtfully charge, please contact Geraldine Williams support me because they didn’t know replied, “The surgeons and nurses at at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health how to. Kristy helped answer all of my Baylor are obviously so important, but Foundation at 817.922.7711 or at Geraldine. questions. She helped my husband with what people don’t realize is that we need Williams@BSWHealth.org. his questions. If I left her a message, she navigators like Kristy to help treat our Twice as many babies are born at the from West Texas. The possibility of more Paul and Judy Andrews Women’s Hospital complicated transplants at our facility is than any other Fort Worth hospital, with just on the horizon. a record 550 babies delivered this past January! As you can see, Baylor Scott & White - Fort Worth is a leader in healthcare Our new state-of-the-art Emergency Letter from the Chair excellence both in our community and in Department has seen nearly 60,000 the Metroplex. The growth of Fort Worth patients since it opened its doors in compels us to plan strategically for the August 2017. The quality and efficiency future and be good stewards for the city of care have dramatically improved as a we love so much. result of the ED’s innovative design, with I personally appreciate your support Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical patients being seen by a physician within and hope you will join us as we move Center has become a regional leader in 12 minutes of arriving. forward. We recognize there are many the areas of cardiac care, women’s health, transplant, and oncology. causes to be involved with and are grateful The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center that you count us among them. expanded its services (previously offered Did You Know? only to breast and gynecological cancer Warmest regards, patients) to individuals diagnosed with Baylor Scott & White All Saints performs all types of cancer. Our navigators assist complex heart surgeries that are not patients through what may be one of the offered anywhere else in Fort Worth. hardest journeys of their lives. We are the first and only medical center in Tarrant County to offer ECMO, advanced We are the only hospital in Fort Worth to life support for patients with life- offer liver and pancreas transplants, with threatening heart and/or lung disease. many of our transplant patients traveling Joan Friedman Chair, Board of Directors Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health Foundation To learn more about any Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health Foundation initiative, contact the Foundation at 817.922.7707 or email AllSaintsFoundation@ BSWH ealth.org. Write to us at 1400 Eighth Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104. 8