Nurse Navigator Program

Nurse Navigator Program

In the treatment of breast cancer, it is extremely important to tie all aspects of care together. To better serve our breast cancer patients, Cookeville Regional is pleased to announce an improved approach to care with the Nurse Navigator program. With this program, all breast cancer patients will have the benefit of a nurse with them to help navigate through all steps of treatment. The nurse navigator is here to help you through this time. She will try to make sure you get the support and help that you need.

“My goal is to decrease the barriers a patient may experience when facing breast health issues.  I work with the physicians at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and surrounding areas to ensure the patient has everything that they need to ensure comprehensive care and are educated each step of the way, eliminating the fear that often arises during this time.  I follow them along their journey into survivorship and beyond.” - Lisa Morris, RN, Nurse Navigator

 

Primary role as a breast health navigator is to:

  • Initiate communication with patients upon learning they have a suspicious mammogram or a positive finding,
  • Guide breast health patients through the health care system by assisting with access issues and helping them arrive prepared to ask the right questions,
  • Connect patients to community and social support services,
  • Facilitate patient interaction and communication with health care staff and providers to get questions answered,
  • Provide breast health education to individuals and groups,
  • Provide a learning library for patients that includes language specific materials,
  • Assist breast health patients in finding ways to pay for their breast health care, and
  • Assist with arranging for patient transportation as needed.
  • Helping patients find balance during cancer treatment
  • Helping patients learn about image enhancement

For more information, contact Lisa Morris at The  Women’s Center at (931) 783-2628 or by email at lhmorris@crmchealth.org.