Patient and Family Resources

Patient and Family Resources

Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute offers a variety of free classes, programs and services for our patients. These include the services of a social worker and a registered dietitian, cooking classes, yoga, meditation, nutrition, scrapbooking, journaling, and many more. For a complete list of these resources, call 810-762-8226. Be sure to check out our calendar of events on the GHCI website.

The Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute has a licensed oncology social worker that is available to patients, their families, and their caregivers to assist with issues surrounding a cancer diagnosis.

Social work provides the following counseling and support services that include but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy
  • Advance Directives
  • Care Coordination
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Employment – FMLA, Short/Long Term Disability
  • Financial – Applying for pharmaceutical assistance, charitable organization applications
  • Insurance – Medicare, Medicaid, Secondary Insurance
  • Logistics – Housing, Transportation,
  • Additionally, our social worker is equipped to help patient’s identify and address other challenges such as abuse, neglect, violence, and legal issues.

To make an appointment, please call 810-762-8122.

Nutrition Services

The Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute recognizes how important nutrition is in supporting cancer treatment and reducing risk of cancer recurrence. A Registered Dietitian is onsite and available by referral or patient request, with the goal of optimizing nutrition status throughout treatment and beyond.

Nutrition services are free to GHCI patients and include:

  • Individualized nutrition counseling and management of nutrition-related treatment side effects.
  • Monitoring of nutrition related symptoms and concerns throughout treatment.
  • Nutrition recommendation, facilitation, and support for those in need of tube feeding. 
  • General education on nutrition and cancer for patients and families.
  • Facilitation of an ongoing 16-week post treatment weight loss program.
  • Facilitation of a weight loss support group.
  • Cooking demonstration/instruction for patients and families.

Anne Cox MS, RD, CSO has been a Registered Dietitian for 25 years obtaining board certification in Oncology Nutrition in 2009 when she joined the GHCI multidisciplinary team. Anne became an ACE- certified Health Coach in 2017 to enhance behavioral counseling and facilitation skills for the survivorship weight loss program and support group.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to accompany our patients through their cancer treatment and to offer ongoing nutrition support as needed to help reduce risk of cancer recurrence. As a former hospice dietitian, quality of life has always been an important focal point for me.  Seeing patients through a holistic lens that takes into account the entire person helps me customize nutritional intervention in accordance to individual needs. I also feel a sense of humility and empowerment as I learn so much from the patients that I care for, as we work together to better their nutritional status. I truly would not want to be doing anything else.” -Anne Cox MS, RD, CSO