Financial workshop aims to help cancer caregivers


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As they sort through medical care and health insurance issues, cancer patients also may encounter financial stress for themselves and their families. A March 6 workshop about health-related financial services is intended for the social workers, financial counselors, nurses and caregivers who help them.

    Dan Sherman, clinical financial consultant for Mercy Health’s Lacks Cancer Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., will present “Financial Navigation Services for Patients in the Oncology Setting: Moving Beyond the Basics.”

    The University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work and Baptist Health Louisville co-sponsor the 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. event in the Cancer Resource Center Conference Room of the Charles and Mimi Osborn Cancer Center, Baptist Health Louisville, 4003 Kresge Way.

    The registration deadline is Feb. 28 at The workshop is free, although continuing education units are available for social workers for $20.

    Sherman will discuss the psychological impact of financial distress, financial counseling services for patients and solutions for financially vulnerable patients.

    He is founder and president of The NaVectis Group, a consulting company that helps oncology providers put financial navigation programs into effect.

    For more information, contact Karen Kayser at 502-852-1946 or

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.