We at NurseNavigation.com strive to raise awareness of the value of nurse navigation and the tremendous work of nurse navigators throughout the country. We are pleased to see a growing number of local publications giving nurse navigators the attention they deserve.
Here are some highlights from just the past few weeks:
- In Mississippi, The DM Online spotlights the work of Wanda Dent, women’s health navigator at Baptist Memorial Hospital system.
- In Texas, the Houston Chronicle explains how nurse navigator Karen Davin at the Bobetta Lindig Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City helped support and encourage a patient during a breast cancer fight.
- In California, the Lompoc Record profiles Liz Elliott, Marian Breast Care nurse navigator, and discusses the sizable donation Elliott made to support the fight against cancer by fellow employees.
- In Alabama, The Redstone Rocket provides an overview of the navigation program at The Breast Center at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children and its three navigators.
- In Illinois, the Chicago Tribune notes the role nurse navigator Patrice Stephens of Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn plays in delivering pillows made by a former breast cancer patient to current cancer patients
- And in Oregon, KATU News provides background information on the history of nurse navigator programs while highlighting the role Julie Aldridge, nurse navigator at Ruth J. Spear Breast Center at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, played in helping a local breast cancer patient.
We hope to see other publications follow suit and provide their own coverage of the work of nurse navigators in their communities. Through greater awareness, patients may become more inclined to ask for nurse navigators and health care providers without navigation programs may feel more compelled to develop their own.