Oncology Navigation Team: Jen Witt, RN, MSN, OCN
Jen joined the Stoddard team in July of 2009. Prior to coming to Stoddard, she was a physician-nurse with Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates in Des Moines. She has also worked as an oncology nurse on Stoddard Adult Oncology Inpatient Unit and at St. Luke's in Cedar Rapids. At Stoddard, Jen specializes in the care of head and neck cancer patients and breast cancer patients. She leads the Survivorship Program and facilitates the Oral, Head and Neck Cancer support group as well as the Life Beyond Breast Cancer support group.
Jen's main role to help provide quality care and support for the cancer patient and their loved ones. This includes developing and overseeing the care patients receive from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. She assesses the patient's needs and informs them of the many multidisciplinary team members available to support them during their cancer journey. The patient and their loved ones receive enhanced teaching of treatment options and procedures. The Oncology Navigation Team lends emotional support and encouragement, helping the patient to have hope.