Efficient & 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%.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
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.
When faced with a cancer diagnosis, 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 demanding. Nurse Navigators will help patients schedule medical appointments and identify any issues with insurance coverage. Assistance obtaining other services, such as transportation, nutritional counseling, and psychological support, will also be provided.
Patients occasionally need transportation to and from one of the operating entities of Chester County Hospital. Transportation is provided to ensure patients receive treatment in a timely manner, which is critical to well-being.
The Wig Program
Patients report that when they look like themselves, they feel like themselves. Patients receive a personalized consultation to select a wig which reflects their beauty.
Participation in support groups is encouraged to discuss common sources of stress when facing cancer. Explore strategies that support optimal coping and practice relaxation techniques designed to relax and replenish. Individuals who participate report that they feel supported and recentered.
Receive a 60-day fitness membership at a participating gym. The membership includes personal training assistance from an oncology certified trainer.
Receive a complimentary massage with an oncology certified therapist. Massage has been clinically proven to aid in pain management and stress reduction.
Reimbursement for Anti-Nausea Medication
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. SHINE's 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.
Speak with your Chester County Hospital Nurse Navigator or contact 610-431-5504 to learn more and apply for the free programs and services available to you through SHINE.