Gene Upshaw Memorial Launches Nursenav Software

January 06, 2015 — Press Release

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in Truckee, CA, is committed to one thing: Providing the highest quality cancer treatment to their patients. Since 2006, their team of providers has continually strived to deliver the most current cancer diagnostic and treatment methods available in a caring, compassionate environment. Continuing this care excellence standard, the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center recently implemented Nursenav Oncology patient navigation software in support of their cancer care program.

Nurse Navigators at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center partner with cancer patients from early detection to treatment and beyond. “Managing a cancer diagnosis and treatment is daunting enough without facing the additional challenges that may be encountered along the treatment pathway alone,” says Nurse Navigator Karen Aaron, RN, BSN, OCN, BNCN. The Nurse Navigator Program at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is designed help patients move easily through the process, so they can focus on healing. All patients receive navigation services at no cost. As an oncology certified nurse with over 25-years’ experience with Tahoe Forest Hospital, Ms. Aaron understands, “The patient’s well-being and peace of mind are an essential part of their treatment.”

Timothy Garcia-Jay, Executive Director of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, shared that, “Patient navigation has become vital to providing our patients with compassionate and meaningful care during a difficult time in their lives. By choosing Nursenav Oncology as our partner in patient navigation, our team now has an indispensable tool to meet patient needs and achieve the highest standard of care.”

Nursenav Oncology’s software empowers members of the entire navigation team to effectively track patients from the moment of diagnosis through survivorship. This capability strengthens this important and growing program in providing the most current and appropriate, high quality cancer care with honesty, support and compassion.

About Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center:

Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, a service of Tahoe Forest Health System, has provided care to the entire Truckee/Lake Tahoe region and beyond since 2006. With equipment and technology on par with urban health systems, the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center offers medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, Varian TrueBeam, PET/CT scan, CT scan, ultrasound, digital mammography, chemotherapy infusion, pharmacy and lab, in addition to a comprehensive physical therapy, family support program and psychosocial services program. As a Commission on Cancer accredited program and proud UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Care affiliate, the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center allows local patients to receive high quality cancer care close to home. For more information about the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, please visit, or call (530) 582-6945.

About Nursenav Oncology:

Nursenav Oncology is a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) HIPAA compliant application designed specifically for oncology Patient Navigation programs. Nursenav Oncology provides a streamlined navigation workflow across all disease types creating meaningful, consistent documentation for improved communication across the continuum of care. Nursenav Oncology organizes the navigator’s workflow and schedule, while ensuring that all patients receive a consistent and measurable standard of care.  For more information about Nursenav Oncology, visit or contact Mindy Wilson at (843) 207-7004.