A unique service of the Coliseum Cancer Institute is the certified oncology nurse and a certified oncology nurse navigator. The nurse navigator serves as your personal resource, acting as a liaison to enhance the quality and continuity of care and to expedite appointments for the cancer patient. The nurse navigator’s services are provided free of charge by Coliseum Cancer Institute and include:
- Helps patients and their families understand treatment options and what their diagnosis means.
- Assists patient with accessing appointments and resources in the community
- Provides consultation to physicians and other healthcare providers regarding resources and services available to cancer patients.
- Provides consultation to cancer patient and their families to access and determine personal needs and concerns.
- Maintains communication with cancer patients to check progress through the course of their experience to help assure their needs are being met.
- Insures that important support needs are met
- Educates patients about resources available to them
- Assists patients in searching for online information as well as maintains a library of education information.
Meet our Nurses
Kim Lewis, RN, OCN
Kim graduated from nursing school at Durham College in Oshawa Ontario, Canada in June 1995 and has been working in the oncology realm since. She had the unique experience of working in Saudi Arabia (1999-2003) as the head nurse of The Oncology/Hematology and Radiation Outpatient Treatment Center at King Faisal Hospital and Research Center. She has worked in several subspecialties of oncology including Hematology, Palliative Care, and Radiation. She joined Coliseum Health Systems in 2003 where she worked in management prior to her transition as the oncology breast nurse navigator. She received her chemotherapy certification through the Oncology Nursing Society in 1999 and her National Oncology Certification (OCN) in July 2007. Kim became a certified Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) in April 2009. She has more recently obtained her certification as a Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) in December of 2014.
Katherine Jones, RN, BSN
Kathy is the most recent member of the nurse navigation team. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in 1984. Kathy has a variety of inpatient care experience, including family practice, internal medicine, general surgery and cardiovascular/thoracic surgery nursing in Athens, Dublin and Macon, Georgia. In the outpatient setting, she has worked as program coordinator for an Alzheimer's Daycare Center in Dublin, Georgia, primary chemotherapy nurse in medical oncology practices in Dublin, Georgia and Douglas, Georgia and most recently as the primary nurse in a busy radiation therapy center in Dublin, Georgia. She is excited to join the Cancer Resource Center personnel as we strive to improve patient care and decrease patient stress through education and emotional support.
Danielle Rogers, NP-C, AOCNP
Augusta Danielle Rogers, NP-C, AOCNP currently works as a genetic nurse navigator for Coliseum Health System. Augusta received her Master of Science in Nursing at Georgia College & State University in 2007 and is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She also received an award as the most outstanding family nurse practitioner in the graduate nursing program. Augusta is also an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society and currently serves as the secretary in her local chapter. She also holds certification as an advanced oncology certified clinical Nurse Practitioner through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.
She has worked primarily in the oncology realm with her initial focus in radiation oncology followed by subsequent training and medical experience in a hematology/oncology practice. Ms. Rogers has also worked with hospice facilities by evaluating patients in their home for continued palliative services and to assist in providing care to the terminally ill.
She has recently completed the City of Hope extensive course in cancer genetics and is working on her next goal to obtain her advanced genetics nursing certification and then hopefully obtain her advance palliative nursing certification. She acknowledges that the most rewarding part of her career has been the privilege of educating patients and families on disease processes, symptom management, as well as, disease prevention. Augusta is excited about furthering her training and experience in the advancing realm of cancer genetics in hopes to bring up to date information to patients and providers alike.