Navigator Services

When cancer is diagnosed, patients and their loved ones are too often left alone to find information, cope with the cancer diagnosis, make decisions under pressure, seek the best medical care, and deal with financial, insurance, and/or employment issues.


These stressful tasks drain energy that should focused on treatment and recovery. So the Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute (ECCI) offers free Patient Navigators to help alleviate these issues.


How Our Nurse Navigators Can Help

Our Nurse Navigators are available to help you navigate through the healthcare system.  They can assist you, your loved ones and caregivers in finding support and resources you need, including:

  • Managing symptoms
  • Getting a second opinion
  • Scheduling tests and treatment
  • Referrals for homecare services
  • Coordinating care

 For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

  • Leslie Juliani, RN, OCN, at 860.646.1222, ext, 1406, or
  • Karen Fiume, RN, CHPN at 860.646.1222, ext. 1408, or

 How Our Oncology Social Worker Can Help

A social worker who serves as a survivorship navigator, is available to meet with you, your loved ones and/or caregivers to provide advocacy and help with your emotional or financial support. 


Our social worker can meet with you for:

  • Supportive counseling
  • Assistance in locating resources to help you with finances, disability, medical insurance, advance directives and post-treatment survivorship care planning

There is no charge for these services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Maureen Kennedy, LMSW at 860.533.2957 or