Patient Navigators

Patient Navigators

Patient Navigators for Cancer Treatment

In addition to offering state-of-the-art, non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic technology, Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce a Patient Navigation Program. Patient Navigation is a support service that provides a specially-trained nurse to guide you through your cancer care treatment. 

This one-on-one service is provided to ensure your needs are met in a timely manner, your questions are answered and fears and anxiety are addressed with compassion. The program assists you in obtaining the care and information you need, such as:

  • Providing health resources and support systems
  • Facilitating interaction and communication with healthcare staff and providers
  • Streamlining appointments and paperwork
  • Identifying and accessing financial services, if necessary
  • Decreasing fear and anxiety
  • Identifying and utilizing appropriate social services
  • Tracking interventions and outcomes

This is a complimentary service; there is no cost to you or your insurance company when you choose Orange Regional Medical Center as your provider. 

Meet Our Patient Navigators

Our patient navigators, listed below, specialize in variety of cancers and cancer related treatment, including: breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, and palliative care. We encourage our cancer patients and their families to connect with our patient navigators during their care. We understand that this is a difficult and stressful time in your life and we want you to know we are dedicated to supporting you and your family during your treatment and recovery.

Breast Cancer Patient Navigator

Michele Worden, Orange Regional Medical Center's Breast Cancer NavigatorMichele Worden, RN, CBHN/CBE
Breast Cancer Patient Navigator and Survivor

Our Breast Cancer Patient Navigator, Michele Worden, is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience and knows you need allies in the fight against cancer: she’s a breast cancer survivor. She can be your knowledgeable and compassionate partner if you or a loved one have cancer.

Michele will help you understand your treatment and recovery, while providing you and your family with educational resources, as well as locate support and additional services available through Orange Regional Medical Center and our community.

Count on Michele’s personal and clinical experience to help guide you through the wide range of services and treatments available at the nationally-accredited Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center and other Orange Regional Facilities. Michele also facilitates our Breast Cancer Support Group.

You can contact Michele by e-mail or call 845-333-7056


Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator

Jayne OMalley, Orange Regional Medical Center's Lung Cancer Patient NavigatorJayne O’Malley, RN, OCN
Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator

Orange Regional’s Head Neck/Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator Jayne O’Malley is a registered nurse with specialized training in Oncology. For over 15 years, Jayne has dedicated her skills and expertise to cancer care.

Working with your physicians, Jayne will help you understand your treatment and recovery, while providing you and your family with educational resources, as well as locate support and additional services available through Orange Regional and our community.

Additionally, take comfort in knowing that Jayne has dedicated her career to helping patients with cancer and will support you throughout your cancer experience. Jayne also facilitates our Lung Cancer Support Group.

You can contact Jayne by email or call 845-333-1961


Palliative Care Patient Navigator

Eileen Schmidt, Orange Regional Medical Center Patient NavigatorEileen Schmidt, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Palliative Care Patient Navigator

Orange Regional’s Palliative Care Navigator Eileen Schmidt specializes in providing one-on-one guidance through your palliative care treatment. Eileen will make sure that all of your needs are met in a timely manner, as well as ensure that your questions are answered and fears and anxiety are addressed with compassion. Eileen also facilitates our Lung Cancer Support Group.

You can contact Eileen by email or call 845-741-3607


Head and Neck Cancer Patient Navigator

Sara Sargente, Orange Regional Medical Center's Patient NavigatorSara Sargente, RN, OCN
Head & Neck Cancer and Bloodless Program Navigator

Our Head & Neck/Bloodless Program Navigator has worked in Oncology at Orange Regional since 2005, first in Infusion and then on the inpatient unit. Most recently, she worked in Radiation Oncology for the past four years. Sara is a tireless advocate for her patients and has received several grateful patient recognitions. Sara will build on the Head and Neck navigator program as well as champion the Bloodless Program, which provides alternatives to patients wishing to avoid blood and blood products in their treatment. Sara also facilitates our Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Support Group.

You can contact Sara by e-mail or call 845-333-1960


From cancer support groups and screenings to our clinical trials program, we provide comprehensive cancer care. If you or a loved one has cancer, count on Orange Regional’s experienced physicians, compassionate staff and live-saving technologies to fight the battle, together with you.

Should you have any questions about your stay at Orange Regional Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.

Healing Boutique

Healing Boutique
Our Boutique offers an intimate, healing environment where patients can come to find a variety of products or services to help restore confidence at any stage of cancer.

Cancer Support Groups & Classes

Explore our upcoming cancer support groups, healing yoga classes and events listed below in our online community calendar. To register or for more information, call 1-888-321-6762