DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 12, 2022) – Gina Lawrence, RN, has accepted a new role as the Gastrointestinal Cancer Navigator at Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. Gina began her nursing career with Halifax Health seven years ago and most recently worked as a nurse supervisor for the Clinical Decision Unit in the Emergency Department.
As the Gastrointestinal Cancer Navigator, Gina is an advocate for patients newly diagnosed with GI cancers. As a navigator she will provide emotional support, education and act as a resource so that patients can make well-informed decisions regarding care options. The navigator serves as a point of contact to create a seamless approach to care, helps expedite scheduling appointments and collaborates with physicians and healthcare providers to provide real time answers to patient questions. These services are offered complimentary to patients of Halifax Health – Center for Oncology.
Halifax Health is the only healthcare system that offers a Gastrointestinal Cancer Navigator in the Volusia County area. “A cancer diagnosis can leave you and your family feeling overwhelmed. We believe in taking care of the whole patient, providing emotional support and comfort from your initial diagnosis and throughout your cancer treatment,” said Julie Roth, Service Line Administrator with Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. Roth continued, “When your life has been touched by cancer, you deserve the very best care – from a first-class team of expert oncologists and a team of navigators to help support you every step of the way.”
Halifax Health – Center for Oncology is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers a full-range of diagnostic testing, aggressive treatment, clinical trials and support to cancer patients and their families at locations in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach. Our Navigator program includes a Breast Cancer Navigator, Gastrointestinal Navigator, Hereditary Risk and Genetic Navigator, Lung Cancer Navigator, Rehabilitation Oncology Navigator, Head and Neck Navigator and Survivorship Navigator. All navigator services are provided as a complimentary service.
For more information on the programs and services offered by Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, call 386.425.4211 or visit halifaxhealth.org/cancercare
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org