Glens Falls Hospital

100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 518.926.1000

Support Services & Survivorship Program

Helping People Live With and Beyond Cancer

The services offered at the The C. R. Wood Cancer Center go far beyond cancer treatment to help cancer patients – and their families – go on with their lives. We have established a comprehensive array of support and education services to help people adapt and cope with the emotional and lifestyle changes that inevitably result from a cancer diagnosis, and help them understand and utilize the many resources available to them.

Oncology Rehabilitation

Glens Falls Hospital has a program for cancer survivors that will help them heal faster and better. The Hospital's C.R. Wood Cancer Center and Rehabilitation have teamed up to provide this program to the Glens Falls region.

Please call (518) 926-2006 for additional information.

Our support and education services include:

Resource Nurses

Our Resource Nurses provide a wide range of education and support on a one-to-one basis and in groups. Our nurses are available to patients and families from initial diagnosis throughout the cancer experience.

For more information please call:

  • Paul Miller, RN, OCN, at 926-6629
  • Vickie Yattaw, RN, OCN, at 926-6639
  • Lisa Haase, RN, OCN, at 926-6563

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Psychosocial Oncology

Recognizing that a cancer patient's emotional well-being is critical to their physical health, The C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital has integrated Psychosocial Oncology into its comprehensive array of health care services. Psychosocial Oncology is available to assist patients and their families in coping with the emotional aspect of cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as the many issues that surround survivorship. The Psychosocial Oncology staff includes a licensed psychologist and a licensed social worker. They provide individual, couple, family and group counseling. When appropriate, consultation with the Hospital's Behavioral Health Psychiatry services can be arranged.

For more information please contact:

  • Gerry Florio, PhD, or Karen Cook, LMSW, OSW-C, at 926-6619
  • To schedule an appointment for Gerry Florio, please call 926-6640

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Care Management

Our Care Manager can assist you in coordinating your care and in accessing resources including financial assistance, transportation, community services, long-term care facilities and at-home medical needs.

For more information please contact:

  • Karen Cook, LMSW, OSW-C at 926-6619

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Patient Financial Insurance Assistance

Our financial/insurance assistant can help you with referrals, prior authorizations, billing and insurance questions.

For more information please contact:

  • Michele Walker at 926-6637

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Uniquely You Boutique and Salon ®

The "Uniquely You Boutique and Salon" ® is dedicated to the special needs that patients may have as a result of cancer treatment. Our licensed cosmetologist provides assistance in selection, styling, and care of wigs as well as the wear of turbans, hats, and scarves. She also provides haircuts for inpatients on the oncology unit.

These services are provided free of charge to any cancer patient, regardless of their treatment facility or physician.

For additional information about these services, please call Vicki Yattaw, RN, OCN, at (518) 926-6639. To schedule an appointment, please call (518) 926-6640.

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Spa Services

Massage Therapy is available by appointment at Cindy's Healing Place in the C. R. Wood Cancer Center. Spa services are available for all patients in the C. R. Wood Cancer Center.

To make an appointment for spa services at Cindy's Healing Place, please call 926-6640.

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Support Groups, Activities & Classes

The C. R. Wood Cancer Center hosts a wide range of support groups, activities and classes for people living with cancer, as well as their family members.

To learn more, click here.

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Nutrition Counseling

Proper nutrition is critically important to successfully living with cancer. The C. R. Wood Cancer Center staff includes a registered dietitian who provides guidance for healthy eating both during and after cancer treatments.

For more information please contact:

  • Andrea Chowski, RD, CD-N, at 926-2635

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Cancer Center Library

Our Cancer Center Library is open for patients and families to borrow books, pamphlets, video and audio tapes on a wide variety of cancer-related topics. The library is staffed with volunteers who can help you find the information you need.

We also have a large selection of leisure reading materials. Walkmans are available for you to listen to music or other tapes while you receive your treatments. In addition to borrowing resources, there are free pamphlets as well as a swap shelf for your convenience.

Families are welcome to use the library to relax and read while you wait for your family member to see a doctor or receive treatment. The library is open to patients and families: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – noon, and Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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Cindy's Retreat

Cindy's Retreat is a weekend getaway for women living with cancer. To learn more click here.

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Cindy's Comfort Camp

Cindy's Comfort Camp is a weekend overnight camp for children and teens who have experienced the death or serious illness of a family member. To learn more click here.

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C.G. Men's Retreat

The C. G. Men's Retreat is a three day - two night program for men living with, and beyond cancer. It is held each year in the fall at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, New York. Through a wide range of group and personal activities, men will have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, escape the stress of everyday life, build camaraderie and develop tools for living with, and beyond cancer.


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Cindy's Retreat for Women

Cindy's Comfort Camp for Kids