Cardiac Nurse Navigators
When cardiac health is an issue and you or a loved one needs answers fast, you can rely on our Cardiac Nurse-Navigators.
These experienced registered nurses guide patients through their overall care experience at Sacred Heart Regional Heart & Vascular Institute.
"If a patient needs to see a cardiologist right away, we can help expedite that," says Gayle Beech, one of three cardiac nurse navigators.
Their mission is to guarantee that patients receive excellent care and support. They coordinate patients, cardiac care physicians and the services of Sacred Heart to reduce uncertainty and increase peace of mind for patients and their families.
They're on the job to help in many ways:
* They understand the patient's needs and they can supply education, information or resource material.
* They maintain contact with the patient throughout the course of treatment, answering questions, reducing stress and providing for a positive experience.
* They coordinate appointments and schedule tests to ensure timely care.
* They communicate with physicians, support staff and the patient's family to make sure the patient receives needed services and assistance.
Call 850-416-BEAT (2328) if you or a loved one needs cardiology serves or has a question about our Cardiac Nurse Navigator program.