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Nurse Navigator

The orthopedic nurse navigator
helps joint replacement patients
get the best outcome.

A customized plan for each patient.

The orthopedic nurse navigator prepares and educates the patient, and their family, prior to their procedure so they have an easier time transitioning home and returning back to the activity level they strive for.


  • Coordinate and manage care for all total joint replacement patients
  • Provide a continuum of care to avoid preventable readmissions
  • Single point of contact for patients and their families
  • Educating the patient and their family prior to their procedure

ORTHOPEDICS nurse navigator

Meet Dennis Holpp, orthopedic nurse navigator.

Dennis Holpp, RN, has been an employee of Cookeville Regional Medical Center for more than 20 years. He started working as a PCA on the post-op floor for two years before graduating from Roane State Community College with his nursing degree in 2002. He then transferred to the ICU where he worked for 10 years. He then transferred to surgery as a circulator and clinical coordinator.

Forms & Information

Dennis Holpp, orthopedic nurse navigator, holds educational classes for those preparing for joint replacement procedures.

The purpose of Joint Venture Camp is to provide you with the tools to be an expert in your own care.

We believe that an informed patient is equivalent to improved outcomes.

Extra preparation and education prior to your procedure promotes an earlier return to home and less risk of complications.

The total joint healthcare team encourages and supports your engagement in your individualized plan of care to provide you with the ultimate care encounter.