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Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
Pediatric ER

Women's Health Navigator

Kay Hankins, RN

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.

Kay Hankins and Patty Waldo

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.”