"We have been using the CSS distress screener and recently used it for a  caregiver study. PPS was wonderful to work with as we customized the tool so we could add some COVID-19 specific questions. Customization was quick and seamless.  Having access to the raw data and being able to provide support to patients and caregivers in real time has been so helpful for patient experience and satisfaction metrics."

Allison Applebaum, Ph.D, ,

Assistant Attending Psychologist and Director, Caregivers Clinic, 

Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY

"Our partnership with CSC has expanded our resources to better serve our patients in numerous ways including: the helpline, grant/assistance access, research engagement, training opportunities, and program offerings. Through being an outpatient health care affiliate, our supportive care program has a wider breadth of engagement with the larger oncology beyond our local reach. We have first-hand access to the innovation and leaders in the field of psychosocial oncology and I believe this is a win-win for organizational goals and patient-centered oncology care."

Anh Lai-O’Connell, LCSW, OSW-C


Social Work/Supportive Care 

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers

Denver, CO

"Cancer Support Community at Holy Name offers a one-stop shop for patients and families. At Holy Name, our team of professionals work together, utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, to provide and implement customized care options for each individual’s needs.  Offering a wide array of support programs through Cancer Support Community is just one example of the synergy that comes from an integrated service model highlighting the importance of both medical care and social-emotional support."

Courtney Lozano, MSW, LSW

Program Director Cancer Support Community

Holy Name Medical Center

Teaneck, NJ

“The programs which we have embraced …. have provided a value-added benefit to our patients for the last eight years, but have been especially beneficial in this year of the pandemic in which cancer care and support was stressed even more.”

Jeff Giguere, MD,
Medical Director,
Center for Integrative
Oncology & Survivorship
Prisma Health, Greenville, SC

“Social workers have appreciated the interdisciplinary timely communication and real-time triage that has occurred with the switch to electronic distress screening.  Innovative implementation of technology as an intervention has added value to the social work service line at Mount Sinai and has been a cost effective way of obtaining data while providing better patient care.”

Alison Snow, PhD, LCSW-R, OSW-C
Cancer Supportive Services
Mount Sinai Downtown Cancer Centers
New York, NY