Green Bay – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers is pleased to announce the board certification of registered dietitian, Stephanie Nelson, as a specialist in oncology nutrition.
Stephanie Nelson, MS, RD, CD, CSO, has provided dietetic services to patients at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers since 2015. She provides dietary guidance to support a patient’s cancer treatment, as well as combat the symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment. Recently, she completed 2,000 hours of practice experience and passed a rigorous national exam by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to become one of just 20 board-certified oncology dietitians within the state of Wisconsin.
“This specialization helps me stay focused within the oncology field to provide information based on science and not trends,” said Stephanie. “In a time when misinformation can be easily found online, nutrition can be overwhelming and confusing. My practice is focused on understanding cancer treatments such as chemotherapy drugs and how they affect essential nutrients.”
Oncology dietitian services are available to patients at all HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Center locations, which include HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Green Bay, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls and Door County Cancer Center in Sturgeon Bay.
“A cancer diagnosis can completely alter the lives of our patients emotionally, mentally and financially,” said Stephanie. “Nutrition doesn’t need to be an added stressor during this time. I am here to provide education and be a source of encouragement.”
The oncology dietitian program at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers is part of the Anew® Cancer Survivorship program. With a mission to revitalize energy, mobility and spirit, The Anew® team assists cancer patients with any type of need that may come up before, during or after cancer treatment. Other services include rehabilitation therapies, massage, healing arts, emotional and spiritual support, and financial counseling.
About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers includes the largest group of oncologists in Northeast Wisconsin and provides patients access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technologies, as well as multiple supportive therapies at four locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin. It has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer for more than 60 years and is recognized as an Integrated Network Cancer Program – the highest level of accreditation possible for a non-teaching hospital. With decades of experience and a passion to provide patients the best care possible, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers works directly with the National Cancer Institute to bring people in the Northeast Wisconsin region access to the newest, leading-edge cancer clinical trials, drugs and prevention studies. For more information, visit: www.stvincenthospital.org/cancer
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.