Support Offerings

Choosing Premier Health for your cancer care is making a decision to be an active part of your cancer care team. In addition to the compassionate care of our physicians, and the current technology, there is a broad network of easily accessible support offerings available.

Oncology Nurse Navigators

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to be scared and confused. Each step in your journey to getting better involves people, places and procedures you’ve probably never seen before.

Here’s the good news.

You’ll have an oncology nurse navigator to guide you every step of the way. Your navigator will be your coach, your teacher, your problem solver and a compassionate listener when you’re frustrated. Regardless of your financial situation, you’ll be offered the services of an oncology nurse navigator at no charge. Your navigator will:

  • Carefully explain the how and the why of each phase of your treatment
  • Help you schedule appointments and communicate with your care team
  • Find resources if you need help with finances, transportation, lodging, or understanding insurance
  • Provide emotional support to you and your family
  • Connect you with resources at the hospital and within the community, including a nutritionist, support groups, exercise programs, Meals on Wheels, in-home caregivers and equipment (like a walker or wig)
  • Answer your big and small questions about the side effects of treatment and medications

Your oncology nurse navigator is a specialist in one or more of these cancers:

  • Bone
  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Head and Neck
  • Leukemia
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Neuro
  • Skin

Your navigator will know your physicians and what likely lies ahead for you and your family. They’ll be your point of contact when things get complex.

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Spiritual Care Services

Premier Health Pastoral Care supports patients and families experiencing grief and loss. A diagnosis of cancer can test personal emotional boundaries and create stress for the patient and loved ones.

A chaplain from Pastoral Care can provide compassionate care in times of physical, emotional and spiritual stress. Our professionally trained chaplains respond to requests 24 hours a day for patient visits and referrals. Learn more about how Spiritual Care can benefit patients with cancer.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Nutrition Counseling

Healthy nutrition is vital to recovery from cancer. Within the Premier Health cancer services, licensed clinical dietitians help patients with individualized meal planning and solutions to loss of appetite, differences in taste, and nausea that may occur during treatment. Resources for home delivered meals based on the dietitian’s recommendations are also available. Learn more about how dietitians help cancer patients.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Oncology Social Services

Oncology services at Premier Health includes the support of licensed social workers who assist patients and their loved ones through referrals for counseling, financial and legal assistance. Learn how oncology social workers help patients and their families focus on getting well.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Ostomy Support Group

The Ostomy Support Group offers education, support and sharing experiences and insight into living with an ostomy.  Family members or others are welcome.  This group meets at the UVMC Cancer Care Center on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.  Call (937) 440-4706(937) 440-4706 for more information.

Offered through:  Upper Valley Medical Center

Oncology Rehab

Cancer survivors face many challenges, both during and after treatment. Rehabilitation can help patients maintain physical well-being and functional independence, as well as reduce pain and discomfort during cancer treatments.  Learn more about oncology rehab.

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital

 Lymphedema Therapy

Although lymphedema is a debilitating progressive condition with no known cure, it’s important to know that it can be managed. Through the Lymphedema Program, we can help you improve comfort and regain function. Our objective is to teach you and your family members about effective, independent self-treatment.  Learn more about lymphedema therapy.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center

Expressions of Hope

Expressions of Hope is a boutique offered by Fidelity Health Care.  Expressions of Hope offer a variety of products that help women through their journey with cancer.

It is designed for women who have had a lumpectomy or mastectomy. We understand this is a fragile time for you not only physically but emotionally. Our trained staff specializes in fitting you for clothing and accessories that will make this time in your life more comfortable. Learn more about how Expressions of Hope helps to improve patients' self-image.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital

Comfortable Facilities for Patients and Loved Ones

The cancer treatment journey can be challenging for patients and families. Premier Health's cancer treatment facilities offer peaceful, soothing spaces that encourage healing. Get suggestions from our cancer care team for relaxing in our cancer treatment facilities before and during treatment.

Get the Help You Need on Your Cancer Journey

We understand that having cancer can be a life-changing experience — and we’re here for you at every step of your cancer journey. Premier Health’s cancer team helps you and your loved ones with advanced diagnostics and treatments, compassionate support and facilities built around your needs. As a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, we offer you advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of one of the top-ranked cancer centers in the nation.

The Premier Health cancer hotline is your one-stop link to the answers you need about cancer services across the region. To connect with a Premier Health cancer specialist, call (844) 316-HOPE (4673)(844) 316-HOPE (4673) Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Learn More About Cancer

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about many types of cancer. Learn about conditions, treatments and much more.

Women Wisdom Wellness from Premier Health provides help for coping and thriving, despite cancer’s challenges, with trusted content reviewed by our experts.

Content Updated: August 16, 2018

These Premier Health locations offer Cancer Care Services.
Each location may offer different or additional services, so contact a location below to learn more about the specific services they offer.
200 Medical Center Dr. Fourth Floor Middletown, OH  45005
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