Cancer Care Navigator

Patient Services

Cancer Care Navigator

In 2007, when East Jefferson General Hospital became a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network, EJGH introduced Debbie Schmitz as the region’s first ever Cancer Care Navigator.

This highly personalized approach has proved to be immensely helpful to patients. Once diagnosed, cancer patients enter a world of unfamiliar terminologies, appointments, treatments and medications. The navigator's function is to eliminate the mystery and uncertainty of care and help streamline the process so all the patient has to think about is getting well.

Your Cancer Journal

Cancer patients at East Jefferson General Hospital are given a Cancer Journey Journal. This journal is a valuable tool. It contains vital information that will help demystify the processes you are about to undergo. It also gives you ample space to recount your experiences and store important papers throughout your cancer battle.


Located in our beautiful and spacious Yenni Treatment Center, we have computer resources available for you to learn all you wish to know about your disease and treatments.

Integrative Medicine

These more “holistic” therapies are designed to work hand-in-hand with more traditional medicines such as chemo-therapy to aid in your healing. Aromatherapy, art therapy, music therapy, guided imagery, massage, these and other therapies all enhance our ability to provide the most healing experience possible.

Classes and Support Groups

We offer a wide array of educational and support opportunities. Click here for a calendar of these offerings.

Guest Services

The EJGH Guest Services department, located on the first floor near the main lobby, is open Monday through Friday to answer your questions and help resolve your concerns. Our goal is for every patient and guest to have a positive experience. Please call 504-503-4837 to speak to a liaison.


Call HealthFinder at 504-503-5000 Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm for information on hospital services, support groups, events, classes and screenings. They can also help find a physician that meets your needs and schedule an appointment for you. Click here for a listing of upcoming events and support groups.



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