Health System Breast Patient Navigator Achieves National Designation

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Southeast Georgia Health System is proud to announce Donna Perkins, R.N., CBPN-IC, breast patient navigator for the Breast Care Center, recently received the prestigious designation of Certified Breast Patient Navigator from the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). “Donna is committed to providing exceptional patient care in a compassionate manner,” says DelRia Baisden, vice present, Southeast Georgia Health System. “We’re very proud of Donna’s accomplishment This certification is a testament of her knowledge and skills in navigating breast patients through their continuum of care.” Moving a patient through the continuum of breast care is a complex and highly individualized process. The stress associated with the cancer diagnosis can be significantly eased with the assistance of an individual who is trained to personally guide a patient through the care process. As a certified breast patient navigator, Perkins will work to ensure the patient receives timely exam results, diagnosis and treatment, eliminate barriers to care, assist with follow-up appointments and provide each patient the support needed through the various stages of care. The NCBC promotes excellence in breast health through advanced education and a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. Certifications reflect an individual’s achievement beyond licensure requirements and a basic level of knowledge. It exhibits dedication to validating a specific set of skills to provide enhanced care and services for patients through advanced competency.