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Cancer Patient Navigator

Helping patients access to timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer by eliminating barriers to care.

A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming and our patient navigators are here to help. Our navigation program provides support and education to you and your loved ones throughout your cancer treatment journey. We can help you arrange appointments, identify and break down any barriers to care that you may have, and to answer your questions.

Compassionate, efficient care is our priority and we are dedicated to making your experience as easy as possible for you and your loved ones.

Comprehensive Cancer Care, Close to Home.

Tradition and innovation. Our Baptist Network for Cancer Care is committed to providing advanced care that is both personalized and compassionate. Our tradition of providing excellence in cancer care is reflected in our accreditation and distinctions from the Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. We’re at the leading edge of cancer care in San Antonio based off of a new model for cancer care with advanced procedures, reconstruction surgery and robotically-assisted surgery for prostate cancer.

From cancer screenings to treatment and beyond, Baptist Network for Cancer Care is here for you. We offer comprehensive, accredited cancer services at each of our San Antonio hospitals, Breast Centers and convenient Baptist M & S diagnostic imaging services with locations throughout the city.

We are leading the way forward in cancer care as the first hospital system in the city to offer robotically-assisted surgery for prostate cancer. Comprehensive, compassionate cancer care – That’s Baptist Care.

Baptist Cancer Center

Baptist Cancer Centers represent our commitment to providing the best in care for patients with cancer and those at increased risk for developing cancer. The dedicated experts at each Center oversee all in-patient and outpatient cancer care, education and research activities. Our network approach results in a more seamless experience for you.

All of our hospitals provide cancer care accredited by the Commission on Cancer. The Commission is a national consortium of professional organizations that establishes rigorous standards to help ensure excellence in patient care. Our hospitals have maintained this accreditation for more than a decade, demonstrating our dedication to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients.

Baptist Network for Cancer Care Navigation Experience

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Meet Our Navigators

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Shelley Jones, BSN, RN, OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator, GI Cancer Center

Shelly is a GI Nurse Navigator with the Baptist Cancer Network. She graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler Baccalaureate Nursing Program in 2008 and achieved her Oncology Nurse Certification in 2010. She began her nursing career at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler as a floor nurse on the Oncology Inpatient Unit. In 2010, she assisted with the opening of the new Oncology unit at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Grapevine. Most recently, she worked as a Physician’s Clinic RN at Texas Oncology Bedford for 5 years where she gained invaluable outpatient experience. She has extensive nursing knowledge of various solid tumor sites and Hematological Cancers. As a Baptist Patient Navigator, Shelley will focus on GI Cancers and the challenges presented to patients in this discipline. She will work to provide patient support using a holistic approach to overcome the barriers to timely treatment, the arranging of appointments, answering questions, educating about diagnosis and treatment, and being a strong patient advocate from the beginning of a patient’s cancer journey all the way through Survivorship. Her goal is to support patients, their families, and the entire care team with compassion and expertise and to provide excellence in Oncology care at Baptist.

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