Care Coordination

Ongoing care coordination is provided by experienced oncology clinicians and support staff who are available to assist you throughout your treatment with symptom management and nutrition needs.

The goal of care coordination is to help you manage your physical, psychosocial and emotional needs as well as act as your primary contact. The care coordination team performs many functions including providing medication and diagnoses education, symptom monitoring, as well as addressing barriers to care, including financial and transportation assistance. Your care coordinator will assist you with creating and understanding your personalized plan of care and help facilitate communication between your oncologist and other providers.

Patients enrolled in programs such as Principal Care Management (PCM) or Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) program will be assigned a care coordinator. The PCM program is available to Medicare and most Medicare Advantage patients who have one serious, complex chronic condition. EOM is specifically designed for Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries with seven specific types of cancers: breast cancer, chronic leukemia, small intestine/colorectal cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and prostate cancer.

Patients also have access to a wide range of services and resources that help improve their overall health and well-being including support from social workers to minimize the impact of cancer on daily life.

Meet Your Social Worker


After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Dana earned her master’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University. She is a Board-certified oncology social worker with over 30 years of experience in mental health and end-of-life care. She is a valuable resource for Zangmeister Cancer patients as a Board-certified art therapist with qualifications in hospice and palliative care.

Dana is here to help guide patients through the variety of programs and services available to support them and their loved ones. She will provide emotional support while answering your questions and concerns.