You can focus on healing while your nurse navigator coordinates your diagnosis and treatment and finds resources, both through PinnacleHealth and the community, to help you with issues related to your care.
Nurse Navigators are specially trained nurses who can help you:
Understand your condition and treatment plan
Share information with your doctors and other caregivers
Take an active role in your care
Overcome barriers to care, such as transportation and financial issues or childcare
Understand what resources are available and how to access them
Find solutions to fit your diagnosis and lifestyle
Nurse navigators are caring nurses who have worked in hospital settings. They are active in the community so they know what resources are available.
The support of a nurse navigator, in addition to care and communication with your physician and healthcare team, results in a better experience and better outcomes.
Our Nurse Navigators
Debra K. Witwer
Specialty: Cancer Center Nurse Navigator
“I understand the difficulties cancer patients can face as they access the healthcare system, and I am excited to help them receive comprehensive care and access to the resources they need.”
Debra Witwer, RN, BSW, is nurse navigator for PinnacleHealth-Fox Chase Regional Cancer Center. She earned her degree in social work from Shippensburg University and received her nursing degree from HACC. Debra has 20 years of nursing experience dedicated to cancer care. She was a certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse, Radiation Oncology nurse and most recently specialized in the needs of cancer patients as a case manager with PinnacleHealth. Debra has been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and served as a member of the CancerMount Advisory Board. Her experience provides her with understanding of the difficulties cancer patients can face as they access healthcare.
PinnacleHealth-Fox Chase Regional Cancer Center
(717) 724-6772 (ph)
(717) 724-6771 (fax)
Specialty: Breast Care Center Nurse Navigator
“I am a patient advocate, an educator, a social worker, a case manager, and someone patients can just talk to if needed.”
Cecily Lamb, BSN, MBA, is nurse navigator for PinnacleHealth’s Breast Care Center. Cecily earned her BSN from West Chester University and her MBA from Eastern University. She has more than 25 years nursing experience. Cecily has worked in many clinical settings including medical/surgical units, intensive care units and surgical recovery rooms. Cecily also has experience working in and managing family practices and specialty offices. With this diverse background, she can view medical care from the patient perspective, understand the terminology, processes and resources involved with achieving the best outcomes and work with and coordinate care with various support services.
Breast Care Center
4300 Londonderry Rd. Suite 202
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-7132 (work)
(717) 579-0286 (cell)