The Dignity Health Katz Cancer Resource Center (KCRC) was started in the year 2000 by two nurses, Anne Lindberg and Michelle Finch, with the goal of providing support to cancer patients in the community. Today, the program has grown to include 11 members of the team including two nurse navigators, a social worker, a registered dietician, and a patient financial advocate. The Team at Katz pride themselves in creating a safe and supportive environment for all who walk through the door. The KCRC is a place cancer patients and their loved ones can come to get the support they need and gain valuable access to information and resources that can help them through their journey. One of the most amazing aspects of Katz is that all services are free. This includes all support groups and classes that are offered year round. The Katz Cancer Resource Center is also the only wig bank in the county and provides wigs for free to any cancer patient. The KCRC also participates in many community events, such as Relay for Life and She is Beautiful race, and they provide education and screening for the community. All the staff at the Katz Cancer Resource Center feel so privileged to have the opportunity work with the patients, survivors, and families, and hope to continue to grow and provide resources and support to the cancer community.
Anne Lindberg recently retired from Dignity Health Katz Cancer Resource Center after establishing the program in 2000. Over her career as a nurse, Anne touched the lives of so many patients and families, both through her direct role with patient care, but also through the programs she established to support the county. Anne changed the way cancer care was provided in the community and has left a legacy that the team at Katz are proud to carry on. Through the development of the Katz Cancer Resource Center, Anne started off as a nurse navigator for the patients in need of additional personal support and her role evolved to the program coordinator as the Katz Center expanded. Anne is truly loved by her patients and co-workers, and her hard work, dedication, and passion for the cancer community will be honored and remembered for years to come.
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
Garden of Hope Fashion Show
945 S Main Street Ste 201
Salinas CA 93901