Recently, our multicultural patient navigators, Irene Neri Hernandez and Doma Bowie, had the privilege of meeting with partners at John Muir Health and UCSF Health at their new joint cancer center. During this community presentation, Irene and Doma shared insights about WCRC’s services, learned more about the roles of our partners, and explored ways to collaborate for the benefit of our clients. The visit included a tour of their new state-of-the-art facility in Walnut Creek.

The Behring Pavilion, home to the UCSF-John Muir Health Jean and Ken Hofmann Cancer Center, brings together cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care coordination under one roof. Patients benefit from the expertise of top cancer specialists from John Muir Health and UCSF Health, a critical gain in access for patients in Contra Costa County.

Since 2004, WCRC has been dedicated to providing community-based multicultural patient navigation, building trusting and respectful relationships with each client. Our services include empowering clients to communicate effectively with their doctors, collaborating with social workers, and helping clients understand their treatment options, including access to second opinions and clinical trials. Our support extends to finding transportation to treatment appointments and connecting clients with various supportive services, such as financial assistance, wigs, nutritional support, and legal services. We are committed to helping clients navigate and adjust to life-changing experiences related to their cancer and treatment, ensuring they receive the holistic support they need on their journey.

At WCRC, we believe in the power of partnerships and community to enhance the quality of care for our clients. Together with our esteemed partners like UCSF and John Muir Health, we strive to provide the best possible support and resources to those battling cancer.