Orthopedic Nurse Navigator

The orthopedic nurse navigator will be preparing and educating 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.

The primary role of a Orthopedic Nurse Navigator is to:
  • 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

“We believe that an informed patient is equivalent to improved outcomes, and we want our joint patients to do well and exceed their own expectations after surgery.” - Melissa Thompson, R.N., B.S.N, ONN, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator