Oncology Navigation Team: Ann Benetti, RN, CHPN, OCN
Ann has been a part of the Oncology Navigation Team since September 2014. As a nurse with more than 30 years of experience within the fields of oncology, hematology, hospice and palliative care, she understands all aspects of the cancer journey for the patients, families and caregivers and how to help them through their journey. Ann specializes in helping pancreatic, liver, and breast cancer patients and families. In addition, she facilitates the multidisciplinary Liver Conference and Life Beyond Breast Cancer Support Group.
Ann is focused on walking alongside patients and families, helping them through their cancer journey by answer questions, providing support, and connecting them to resources within the Cancer Center and throughout the community. At the same time, she looks ahead a few steps to identify what is coming up next in the journey to determine how to meet their needs. Most importantly, Ann provides education, hope and encouragement to patients and loved ones so they can have the best quality of life possible while going through treatment. As Ann says, "I believe the best care a cancer patient can receive is a multidisciplinary approach and this takes coordination to assure that the best outcomes are being met.".