Saint Helena, CA (PRWEB) April 4, 2011
The Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center at St. Helena Hospital has enhanced its service to provide each patient a personalized approach with an Integrative Care Navigator and a Clinical Dietician.
Joining each patient and providing support along the way will be a Patient Resource and Integrative Care Navigator, Colleen Winters, LCSW. Colleen will assess each client’s emotional need for care and help them to get in touch with their own capabilities while empowering them in their cancer experience. “I want people to see me as a guide in their healing process,” says Winters.
Clinical Dietitian Laura Schmitz, RD, CSO, one of only 42 Board Certified Specialists in Oncology Nutrition in California, helps those with special dietary needs.
Laura advises patients on nutrition and meal planning based on an individual assessment she conducts in the beginning of cancer treatment. "Good nutrition is important before, during and after cancer treatment,” she says. “After a nutritional evaluation, I can help patients optimize their nutrition to help reduce treatment related side effects, prevent nutrient deficiencies and help maintain their weight and energy."
The Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center utilizes an integrated team approach to treating cancer patients in one convenient location with the most advanced technology available. We believe this approach is essential to delivering complete, personalized, and compassionate care to our patients.
If you, or someone you care about, is in need of cancer treatment please consider the caring professionals at The Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center in the Napa Valley. To learn more about the Center, please call us at 707.967.5721 or visit us on the web at http://www.napavalleycancercare.org.
# # #