Kay Hankins, RN
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is the area’s first hospital to offer the services of a Women’s Health Navigator to help our patients navigate their care. From breast health to pelvic disorders, our navigator is available whether you are newly-diagnosed, in treatment, dealing with recurrence, or end-stage disease.
A Women’s Health Navigator guides patients through the health care system and the course of their treatment in several ways, including:
- Facilitating communication with health professionals (physicians, counselors, nutritionists, and community-based support services.)
- Coordinating services to streamline and accelerate treatments.
- Providing emotional support to patients and their families.
- Offering educational resources.
“As a Women’s Health Navigator I’m able to help women from the diagnosis of a disease to treatment and follow up. It’s very rewarding to help them coordinate their care and to be by their side.”