Collaborative Care: A conversation with Kacy Davis, NP

Collaborative Care: A conversation with Kacy Davis, NP

Kacy Davis has been a Colleague at Goshen Health for 13 years. It is the first and only health care system where she has worked. It’s the place where she came to believe that her contributions mattered and where she could make a difference in the lives of patients. It was where she was inspired to become a nurse practitioner. It’s where, in the Goshen Center for Cancer Care where Kacy is now a surgical oncology nurse practitioner, she calls her team family.

“Even after hours and on weekends, our team is keeping in contact, both about patients and just to check in with each other,” says Kacy. “It’s like family –– it’s a second family.”

Goshen Center for Cancer Care is where Kacy feels at home. But more than that, it’s a place she believes in.

“I feel fortunate to be here,” says Kacy. “People treat you how you want to be treated. They truly care.”

AT GOSHEN HEALTH, YOU GET THE WHOLE PACKAGE

Any given day, Kacy says, she sees examples of Cancer Center Colleagues going above and beyond to treat patients. Most recently, Kacy recalled a patient who came in for a second opinion for a cancer-related surgery. After analyzing the pathology report post-surgery, the surgical oncologist immediately contacted the medical-oncology department to assist with chemotherapy if she chose Goshen Health. She expressed concern about experiencing pain while eating, so the doctor connected her with the dietitian team for consultation. The patient’s anxiety regarding the diagnosis was understandably high, so the doctor contacted Goshen Health’s team of PNI counselors, who work with patients through the emotional struggle cancer can often cause. 

Kacy witnessed this entire sequence of events occur within a single day. 

“We do our best to make things easiest for patients during hard times,” says Kacy. “If you get care at Goshen Health, you get the whole package –– you can meet with our dietitians, our counselors, our naturopathic doctors –– all these services are included.”

“SURROUNDED BY SUPPORT"

While mainly behind the scenes, Kacy has observed the difference collaborative care makes in the lives of patients.

“We want patients to know that they’re not on their own,” she says. “We want them to feel taken care of and really just surrounded by support.”

This collaborative approach, to Kacy, is more than an ideal –– it’s simply the right thing to do.

“I do my best, I treat others how I want to be treated,” says Kacy. “You have to live it.”

Learn more about the life-changing care offered at Goshen Center for Cancer Care by visiting our website or call (888) 492-HOPE to learn how we treat cancer and take care of you.

Posted: 7/13/2018 by Goshen Health
Filed under: Cancer Care

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