SHINE Funded ServicesEfficient & Effective - SHINE is a volunteer organization that provides services that give every patient every advantage in their battle with cancer while maintaining an overhead of less than 2%.


A Care Coordinator or Nurse Navigator
When faced with a diagnosis of cancer, the challenges of arranging for consultations with surgeons, radiologists and other health care professionals can be overwhelming. Navigating through the medical world and insurance requirements is equally as demanding. The Care Coordinator will help patients schedule required medical appointments. Also, the Care Coordinator will listen and identify problems with insurance coverage. Assistance in getting any needed services, such as transportation, nutritional counseling, and/or psychological support, will be provided. Care Coordinators will qualify patients for financial assistance.

The SHiNE Committee has designed a binder as a tool to help patients organize their treatments and make the logistics of care easier. Includes a calendar for appointments, contact list, important resources and sections for medical records and treatment plans.

Transportation to and from Treatment
There are patients who occasionally need transportation to and from one of the operating entities of The Chester County Hospital and/or the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Funds will be allocated to help patients requiring transportation assistance.

Reimbursement for Anti-Nausea Medications
For some patients, anti-nausea drugs are not covered under insurance plans or carry a high dollar co-insurance. The physical and emotional health of patients battling the negative effects of chemotherapy without the benefit of anti-nausea medicine is compromised. Our goal is to assist these patients so that their quality of life can be maintained while going through chemotherapy treatments. Patients will need to pre-qualify for any subsidy.

Fitness & Personal Training
Feeling strong and confident are important parts of feeling well again. SHiNE can help with fitness club membership and expert training.

Various Workshops and Support Groups throughout your Treatment
Participation in workshops and support groups are encouraged to discuss common sources of stress for families facing cancer together. Explore communication strategies that support optimal coping. Practice several relaxation techniques designed to relax and replenish. Individuals that participated report that they felt refreshed, reconnected and recommitted to mutual care giving along the cancer journey.

Complimentary One-Hour Therapeutic Massage with Oncology Certified Clinician at Participating Salons
Massage has been clinically proven to aid in pain management and stress reduction.

Wig Program
Patients may work with a participating salon to receive a private consultation to select a wig and have it professionally styled.

More Information:

Speak with your Nurse Navigator or contact 610.738.2514 to learn more and apply for the free programs and services available to you through SHINE.

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