Thanks to a two-year contract of $170,001 from the
Wyoming Cancer Resource Services Program, funded by the Wyoming Department of Health
Integrated Cancer Services Program, residents from Campbell, Crook, Johnson and Sheridan counties have access
to the Cancer Resource Center in the
Heptner Cancer Center at Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Gillette, Wyoming.
The Cancer Resource Center is staffed by Kim Nelson, who can visit with
patients one-on-one to help them learn about their specific cancer and
how to navigate choices and treatments, and gain access to cancer screenings,
wigs, books, education materials, gas cards for travel to out-of-town
cancer treatments, and much more.
“Kim does a great job of helping patients navigate their way through
the system as well as lending a listening ear,” says Leigh Worsley,
MS, RTT, CMD, Cancer Care Director.
Kim spends her day doing a variety of tasks including helping patients:
- find transportation help from gas cards to using the Campbell County Senior
- find discounted hotel rates in different areas through a system set up
by the American Cancer Society
- find financial help available from other cancer centers and Foundations
in our region to see what kind of grants and assistance they offer patients;
including referring patients to the Campbell County Healthcare Foundation’s
Cancer Care Committee if they are Campbell County residents
Kim also spends time reaching out to the regions clinics and doctor offices
to educate them on what Wyoming Cancer Resource Services offers, as well
as attending trade shows and health fairs to spread cancer screening awareness,
which covers information on radon, colorectal-FIT kits and mammograms,
Call Kim directly at 888.684.4550 for more information and to set up a
time to meet at the Cancer Resource Center.
Learn more about the services and doctors at the Heptner Cancer Center at