Breast Health Navigator
Dorothy Guild, RN, OCN, CPBN- IC, received the designation of Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Imaging and Cancer from the National Consortium of Breast Centers. This certification program validates Dorothy’s knowledge and skills in navigating a breast patient through their breast care/cancer continuum of care. Dorothy Guild’s choice to participate in this certification program shows her personal and professional commitment to providing quality care for her patients. The support of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center toward the continuing education and training of its staff exhibits St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s unwavering commitment to providing excellence in the care of its patients.
Moving a patient through her continuum of breast care or breast cancer care is a complex and highly individualized process. The complexity is significantly reduced with the assistance of a trained navigator. As a certified navigator, Dorothy guides a patient through the breast imaging and breast cancer stages with assistance from her facility’s integrated team members. She ensures her patient receives timely exam results and is scheduled for appropriate follow-up care or the next routine imaging exam.
The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast health care through a network of diverse professionals. It facilitates collaborative research opportunities on issues of breast health and has developed a set of core measures to define, improve, and sustain quality standards in breast health care programs and for quality performance in all types of breast health care facilities.