PLANO, TX, September 9, 2014 – The Women’s Health Nurse Navigator program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano welcomes a new advocate for women’s health and well-being. Shawn Hoffman, R.N., brings more than 20 years of health care and leadership experience to the program and will act as a “walking resource” for women, providing education and expertise on the variety of services available at Texas Health Plano.
“I am so excited to join the team at Texas Health Plano, and look forward to being a resource for the women of Collin County,” Hoffman said. “I get to make a difference in the lives of women just by providing them the resources and information they need to care for their whole selves, body, mind and spirit.”
The program is designed to provide education, emotional support and help answer the frequent questions that women have about their health. Hoffman also works to supplement the services offered by the physicians on the medical staff, serving as a liaison between the patient and her physician.
“Nurse navigator programs like ours have become an integral part of healthcare, for both the patient and the hospital,” said Raymond Kelly, R.N., M.S.N., chief nursing officer at Texas Health Plano. “With the multitude of options and treatments available for women, having a nurse like Shawn help to guide you, and answer your questions can make all the difference. And the best part, her services are free of charge.”
In addition to providing community education, the Women’s Health Nurse Navigator can help patients:
- Identify personal risk factors for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other age-related illnesses
- Learn positive steps to lower their risk of chronic disease
- Develop a personalized health and lifestyle plan
- Stay motivated to reach goals
- Find a physician and services to meet individual needs
- Coordinate and schedule appointments as needed
Hoffman is also involved with the Women’s Health Connection seminar series at Texas Health Plano. Women’s Health Connection is held on the third Tuesday of each month, featuring health care professionals that address women’s health issues and tips for healthy living.
“Let’s face it: the healthcare industry can be intimidating and confusing, and having someone to help guide you through the maze is a huge advantage,” Hoffman said. “There is no question too small, I’m here to help.”
To schedule a free, one-on-one appointment with our Women’s Health Nurse Navigator, please call 972-981-8102 or visit www.TexasHealth.org/Plano-Womens-Nurse-Navigator.
For more information about Texas Health Plano visit www.TexasHealth.org/Plano.
About Texas Health Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,300 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.
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