Patient and Family Support

Social Worker

The team of doctors, nurses and ancillary staff at the Hoffman Breast Health Center at Saint Francis is here to provide you with the information you need  about your diagnosis, treatment and recovery. As your treatment proceeds, you may find that you need some assistance or referrals regarding the following concerns:

  • Financial assistance
  • Community resources
  • Transportation
  • Coping skills/communication

Janet RagnoOur social worker, Janet G. Ragno, MSW, LCSW, is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 Phone: (860) 714-4112
 Pager:  (860) 720-1962
Case Management  (860) 714-4613

Please feel free to ask the staff for assistance contacting the social worker.

Support Group

A breast cancer support group welcomes women diagnosed within the last two years. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the Case Management Office at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Please call (860) 714-4112 for more information.

More Support and Information

The following websites might also be helpful to patients and families facing a breast cancer diagnosis: