Miriam Sweet Goldstein is the former Patient Navigation Specialist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. In that role, she developed a successful program guiding hundreds of breast-cancer patients as they made their way through the healthcare system.
As both a registered nurse and registered psychotherapist, Miriam has the expertise and training needed to assist patients as they navigate treatment options. Through her own breast-cancer diagnosis and recovery, she gained a unique insight that informs her approach in helping others.
Miriam believes that person-centred care is the best—and only—approach. She knows first-hand that many primary practitioners are limited in the time they can take to fully address their patients’ questions and needs. With her professional training, knowledge and personal experience, she helps patients bridge that gap.
“I had the pleasure of working with Miriam at St. Michael's Hospital's CIBC Breast Centre, where she offered support to patients facing breast health issues. Her professional training as an RN and Psychotherapist, coupled with her resourcefulness and caring nature, allows her to best serve the needs of patients as they navigate the healthcare system. As a physician wanting the best care and outcome for my patients, I am grateful for the services that Miriam provides.”
— Dr. Ralph George, MD, FRCSC
Medical Director, CIBC Breast Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
“Dealing with a breast-cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Having a trained and experienced health navigator can help patients make better-informed decisions and do what is best for them. As an RN and Registered Psychotherapist, with years of experience helping patients navigate the Ontario healthcare system, Miriam has the skills and experience to assist patients during this difficult time.”
— Jory S. Simpson, MD, MEd, FRCSC
Breast Surgical Oncology, General Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto