Orthopedic Nurse Navigator
We are pleased to offer an orthopedic nurse navigator to patients who are receiving joint replacement surgeries. The nurse navigator's goal is to help ease the process of surgery and recovery by offering private sessions regarding your care plan. By meeting face-to-face with our nurse navigator, your visits to the hospital prior to your surgery will be reduced and you will have a consistent point of contact for any questions you may have.
What Will the Nurse Navigator Provide?
- A caring and knowledgeable RN available for you as a joint replacement patient
- Private meetings to discuss specific information given by your physician and to review a custom care plan
- One-on-one educational discussions to help you understand your joint replacement journey - from preparing for surgery, arriving on the day of surgery and what your discharge plans are for after your hospital stay
- Follow up conversations after surgery in order to check in on your recovery
How to Reach the Nurse Navigator
Our nurse navigator is Andrew Rang, RN. If you are a patient who would like to meet with Andrew, please inform your surgeon's office so that they may work to set up an appointment. Questions can be directed to Andrew by contacting him at (563) 589-2603 Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
I look forward to helping our Orthopedic patients gain a better understanding of their surgical procedure, hospital stay, educational needs, and assisting the patient in preparing for rehabilitation in the most appropriate setting. We are better able to serve those patients in one-on-one sessions by helping them mentally, physically, and logistically prepare for their joint replacement surgery, rehabilitation expectations, and journey across the health care continuum.
- Andrew Rang, RN