Cancer CenterCancer Navigators
When patients are diagnosed with cancer, they often feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to process information about their illness. At Reid Cancer Center, our cancer navigators can help. These caring nurses provide support for patients and their families throughout every phase of treatment. They can:
- Answer questions about your treatment plan
- Suggest support services
- Help you find ways to take charge of your own recovery
- Help set up doctor appointments
- Make sure you have transportation to and from the hospital
- And much more
Some patients rely heavily on their cancer navigator, while others call only occasionally for help. Whatever your needs, the cancer navigators are there to help.
Deanitta Begley, RN, BSN, has been a nurse at Reid Health since 2002, working in Critical Care, Case Management and Care Coordination. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Indiana University in 1996. As Oncology Navigator, she enjoys being able to improve the patient's quality of life by providing education, providing emotional support, providing collaboration and coordination of care between providers, patient's and community resources to meet the patient's needs. She feels honored to be the one patients can rely on to assist them though the challenges they face when diagnosed with cancer. Reach Deanitta at: (765) 983-3000 ext. 4750
Cassandra Krogman, RN, MSN, has been a nurse at Reid Health since 2014, working in Med-Surg and Oncology. She received her master's degree from IU East in Richmond, IN. Casey is passionate about her role as a cancer navigator because it allows her to build trusting relationships with patients while providing personalized care, education and support. Reach Casey at: 765-983-3000 ext. 4777.
Lindsey Jessie, RN, BSN joined Reid Health in 2021 as a cancer navigator. She earned her LPN and ASN at Ivy Tech, Richmond, IN and her BSN at the University of Indianapolis. Lindsey has experience in Med-Surg/Oncology, ICU, ER and spent 8 years as a Lifeline Flight nurse. It is important to Lindsey to be able to help her patients and their family navigate through their cancer journey and help them personalize their care with a holistic approach. Reach Lindsey at: 765-938-3000 ext. 4774.
Cancer Financial Navigators
Elizabeth Vargas Moreno is an ACCC certificated Patient Financial Navigator. She began her career at Reid Health working in the billing office filing insurance claims. Working through patient's insurance issues on the daily led her to transition to Reid Oncology Associates to the position on Patient Financial Navigator. As a patient Financial navigator, Elizabeth assists patient with overcoming financial barriers to their care. Reach Elizabeth at: (765) 983-3000 ext. 2344
Julia joined Reid Health in 2015. Julia has gained experience in various departments such as scheduling, authorizations, customer services, and communications. Julia is an ACCC Certified Patient Financial Navigator. Julia thoroughly enjoys her role with Reid Oncology, and is always striving to learn new ways to help patients to be able to receive treatments and medications without the worry of affordability. One of her hopes is to keep learning and growing in this role. She is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration. Reach Julia at: 765-983-3000 ext. 4651