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News: Centegra GPS class to guide recently diagnosed cancer patients through care

People who have recently received cancer diagnoses are encouraged to attend Centegra Health System’s free one-time Guided Patient Services (GPS) Class with their care partners. The next available classes will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the Gavers Cancer Resource Library at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center, 4305 Medical Center Drive in McHenry.

Centegra’s GPS class provides patients valuable information and resources to help them as they begin cancer treatment. They learn how Centegra Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation (STAR) Program team members will play key roles in their care. Patients also receive assessments that help the Centegra team develop their personalized plans of care and meet their treatment needs. To register for a class, or for more information, call the Centegra STAR Program coordinator at 815-759-4870.

“The GPS class teaches patients and their care partners about all of the support they will receive at Centegra,” said Amy Moerschbaecher, director of cancer services and medical ancillaries at Centegra Health System. “During the class we teach about services we provide before, during and after cancer treatment so patients understand they are never alone during this journey.”

The Centegra STAR Program focuses on preventing and addressing the side effects caused by cancer treatments. The Centegra STAR Program was made possible by a generous gift from the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation to the Centegra Health System Foundation.