The words breast cancer can ignite a variety of emotions when a woman hears them from her healthcare provider. There are unanswered questions, unknown treatments and an uncertain future. But women facing a breast cancer diagnosis are able to find support and strength to help cope with this disease. Kay Groeschl, RN, and Stephanie Ditter, RN, serve as breast health coordinators at St. Agnes Hospital. They work in conjunction with Patti Domask, RN, who serves patients of Ripon Medical Center and Waupun Memorial Hospital.
Breast health coordinators work together with all providers so treatments are efficiently coordinated and minimize the stress to patient and family. They educate, facilitate, advocate and coordinate. But more than that, they go beyond the illness. These women are people women get to know, and they are with them every step of the way doing what they can.
The breast health coordinators help answer questions; accompany women on provider visits and during procedures; give updates; and provide comfort, empathy and compassion.
Call one of our breast health coordinators in Fond du Lac at (920) 926-4116 or (920) 926-6547; or in Ripon or Waupun at (920) 324-6541.