Cancer Navigators, Inc becomes Affiliated with Floyd Medical Center
Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc. (FHMI) has reached an agreement with Cancer Navigators, Inc. that makes the community-based non-profit organization an affiliate of Floyd Medical Center. The decision was finalized in a vote by FHMI’s Board of Directors at their monthly meeting, held Monday, August 24.
With the agreement, Cancer Navigators maintains its mission and service lines, while strengthening day-to-day operations through management support from Floyd Medical Center.
“We are thrilled that Floyd has provided us with an opportunity that will ensure cancer patients and their families in our area will continue to enjoy the unique services available through our organization,” said Virginia Harman, Chairman of the Board for Cancer Navigators. “Not only will those services continue, but we’ll actually be able to expand what we do to better meet the needs of our clients as they make their journey through cancer treatment and survivorship.”
Founded in 2006, Cancer Navigators provides education and counseling, along with access to valuable resources which help ease some of the difficult emotions patients may experience, while also allowing them to maintain a sense of control over their diagnosis and treatment. Cancer Navigators serves about 600 newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families each year.
“We are thrilled to say that, not only will every dollar donated to Cancer Navigators stay right here in our community, but that virtually all of those dollars will go straight to service delivery because our affiliation with Floyd will free us from a portion of our administrative costs,” Harman said. “Cancer Navigators has long been recognized as a leader in innovative programs for cancer patients and their families and our staff can now stretch their talents and imaginations even further to meet those needs.”
In October, Cancer Navigators will relocate to the third floor of the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren, M.D. Cancer Center on the Floyd Medical Center campus.