Cancer Care

Psychosocial Oncology Support

Treating the whole patient, not just the disease, is the path to the most compassionate, most effective approach to cancer care. This pursuit has led Baptist Health to create the Supportive Oncology Program at the Charles and Mimi Osborn Cancer Center. The result is a robust network of supportive care professionals that include psychiatry, advanced nurse practitioners with psycho-oncology and survivorship oncology expertise, social workers, a physician geneticist, nurse navigation, nutrition, massage therapy, Cool Caps to help minimize hair loss, customized wigs and more.

Last year we established our Cancer University, an incredible way to provide a learning environment to assist anyone impacted by cancer. The Cancer University provides knowledge and information necessary to navigate the journey from diagnosis, to treatment, to survivorship. This dynamic program empowers participants to explore the art of living with cancer while helping them maximize their quality of life — often leading to improved outcomes. Through generous partners such as Delta Dental of Kentucky and others, this University continues to bring hope and awareness to patients and their families.

“Baptist Health provides access to specialized behavioral health and psychiatric care along with the ability to coordinate that care with patients’ medical providers. This support is particularly significant given that there are such limited resources in the community.”

Dr. Mary Helen Davis, Psychiatrist & Psychosocial Oncology Consultant

Putting Patients First

  • Increased services for patients coping with side effects of cancer treatment
  • Staff support helping patients navigate needs in the hospital


  • Improved quality of life, survival rates and patient experience
  • Decreased distress for the patient and their caregivers
  • Decreased emergency department visits and hospitalizations