New Service for Cancer Patients at North Hawaii Community Hospital

North Hawai’i Community Hospital will host a support group for cancer patients from throughout Hawai’i Island, as well as their families and caregivers, starting on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The meeting will be held at the hospital from 2 to 4 pm; there is no charge and no RVSP is required.

The support group will offer educational presentations on a variety of topics of interest to cancer patients and their families, as well as informal discussion in a relaxed and supportive environment. The group will be facilitated by

Corey McCullough, licensed social worker at North Hawai’i Community Hospital, and Crissy Kuehn, RN, Cancer Center patient navigator, North Hawai’i Community Hospital.

“Being able to provide support to cancer patients and their families is extremely important,” said Dr. Gary Goldberg, Chief Medical Officer at North Hawai’i Community Hospital. “A support group provides a unique opportunity to discuss and share with others in similar circumstances. People often have complex questions – a support group offers time and resources to address those concerns and help reduce anxiety.”

Corey McCullough, LSW, is a licensed social worker at North Hawai’i Community Hospital and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has worked in the hospital, rehab, hospice and home health environments.

Crissy Kuehn, RN, ONN-CG, OCN, is the oncology nurse navigator at North Hawai’i Community Hospital’s Cancer Center. As a patient navigator, Crissy provides education and works as a liaison between the patient and various resources and members of the health care team.

The guest speaker on July 20 will be Angela Wolfenberger, RDN, LDN, Clinical Dietician at North Hawai’i Community Hospital, who will talk about healthy eating habits and will be available to answer any questions cancer patients or their caregivers may have.

For more information, please call 881-4417.

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