John Stoddard Cancer Center
1221 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Staff are available to identify individual patient needs, such as facilitation of discharge planning, including transfers to home or other healthcare options. The case manager will provide counsel and support to patients and families and link them with the most appropriate community resources.
A case manager can also faciliate and coordinate issues such as Medical and General Power of Attorney, Advanced Directives-Living Wills, Guardianship and Conservatorship. Additionally, he or she can assist patients, families, caregivers, and hospital personnel with decision making about ethical issues and initiate referrals to the bio-ethics committee as needed.