Nurse Navigators for Patients
Our “nurse navigators” are a unique resource and helping hand
for inpatients. They provide one-on-one expert care throughout the course
of surgery and treatment and serve as the patient's advocate, communication
hub, and clinical information source.
Looking for a physician for your surgery? Find yours today.
Guiding You Through Your Stay With Us
Working your way through the surgery process can be a challenge. There
are several appointments that need to be made prior to your surgery and
preparations for your return home that must be taken care of. That is
why Hoag Orthopedic Institute offers you a helping hand or liaison, which
we call a “nurse navigator.” This nurse is your medical resource
for any questions you may have and will help guide you through your surgical
journey with our institute.
You will be called by your nurse before surgery to review your health history,
medications, surgical instructions, and discharge plans. The nurse will
meet you during your hospital stay to answer any questions you may have
and to make sure you have everything you need. You may also receive a
follow-up phone call from your nurse navigator after surgery to discuss
While the journey through surgery or other medical treatments can cause
anxiety, you can rest easy knowing a trusted resource is here to assist
you and your family. Our nurse navigators are part of the health care
team that is available throughout the week, working with physical therapists,
discharge planners, and nursing staff to ensure a safe and comfortable stay.
Contact us today if you would like to discuss your surgical needs.