Dr. Richard Milsten Patient Care Navigator Program

Dr. Richard Milsten Patient Care Navigator Program

Dr. Richard "Dick" Milsten’s passion to improve the journey of cancer patients and their loved ones was recognized by his friends, Vaughn and Nancy Bryson. The physician's care and compassion, coupled with his leadership of Indian River Medical Center’s Cancer Care Services Task Force, led the Brysons to pay tribute by rallying friends and neighbors to contribute in Dr. Milsten's honor.

More than 115 friends, family and community members surprised the doctor at a gathering at the Bryson home to announce an ongoing effort to fund the Dr. Richard Milsten Patient Care Navigator Program. They have raised more than $1.6 million

“Being honored in this way marks one of the most significant moments in my life,” said Dr. Milsten.

Dr Milsten TopSecret 032514-e IMG 0005 WebFullThe Dr. Richard Milsten Patient Care Navigator Program provides special assistance to cancer patients and their families, helping them gain access to the finest clinical care available for their particular diagnosis. The Navigators are just one of the many 

“Through this program, we can make the devastating cancer diagnosis and treatment process easier on patients and their families,” said Nancy Bryson.  “Our hope is that the community-at-large will join us in supporting this program that now bears Dick’s name. The Dr. Richard Milsten Patient Navigator program will make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of patients and their families.”