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Patient Navigator Services

Helping You Navigate Your Healthcare Journey

Patient navigators are here to help our patients, their families and caregivers maneuver their healthcare journey and overcome medical care hurdles. Whether you just have a question or you’re looking for a second opinion, turn to our navigator for help. You don’t have to do it alone.

A patient navigator’s primary role is to nurture patient empowerment and provide information that enhances your ability to make appropriate health care choices with an enhanced assurance about risks, benefits and responsibilities. Throughout the process, the Patient Navigator will provide individualized assistance as well as education and resources to facilitate informed decisions.

The patient navigator is a key player on your team, providing knowledgeable support, compassion and encouragement through every step of your journey.

Benefits of a Patient Navigator:

  • Guide you through the healthcare system
  • Provide information and education
  • Coordinate tests and services
  • Facilitate communication with your medical team
  • Help you track and get to appointments
  • Direct you to local resources and support
  • Answer questions about classes, seminars and support groups
  • Ensure that your questions and concerns on clinical issues are resolved
  • Advocate for you during every phase of treatment

Meet Our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator

Erin LargeErin Large, MSN, RN, 
“I am so excited to be in this position. I have truly seen firsthand how much of a difference preoperative education can make for patients before surgery. Making sure our patients know what to expect and how they can be involved throughout the process can really relieve their anxiety before surgery.”

Erin graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014 and accepted a new graduate residency position in Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s surgical intensive care unit. In late 2016, she started working in the medical/surgical intensive care unit at Emory University Hospital Midtown, completing her master’s degree in Nursing with clinical practicum at Emory University Orthopedic and Spine Hospital and Capstone Project on anticoagulant selection following total joint replacement surgery. As a member of the Brookwood team, Erin loves being able to meet patients before surgery. Every patient has their own unique story and journey throughout this process, and she is there for them.

Contact our Patient Navigator

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