Congratulations and Thank You
to Cancer Care Hero Jackie Castillo!
On behalf of Cancer Guardian members, we would like to recognize Jackie Castillo as this week’s Cancer Care Hero. Her commitment to making a difference is an inspiration to us all.
Jackie is a social worker at Mary Crowley Cancer Center. Covid 19 has definitely made it hard on all healthcare providers, but especially for cancer treatment centers as the patient’s care must carry on. They have worked together to continue to see as many or more patients by using creative things such as virtual assessments, etc.
Jackie loves truly getting to know her patients and their families. This allows her to hear their story and learn all that she can about them so that she may identify as many barriers or needs they may have. This allows her to share the resources she has that they otherwise would not even have known about. Jackie works hard to make sure that the patients have no barriers that would cause them any issues in obtaining the treatment they so need. She also takes it a step above, and provides all of her patient’s and their families with education on insurance which is often very misunderstood by patients. This often helps patient’s to avoid overpaying or understand their rights to appeal a claim or denial.
Do you know amazing people in your community that deserve recognition and appreciation for helping ease the challenges for someone battling cancer in the midst of the pandemic?
Nominate a Cancer Care Hero to be recognized! Each week through June 8, 2020, we will be awarding a $500 Amazon gift card to a selected nominee. Tell us how they’re making the world a better place for us all.