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FHN hires Schierer nurse navigator
Jennifer Schierer Hired as nurse navigator
FREEPORT - FHN has hired Jennifer Schierer, RN, as the Nurse Navigator for its new Women's Diagnostic Center, located at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.A nurse navigator serves as a patient advocate and educator, coordinating testing and care and helping to support each patient and her family if testing is needed beyond a routine mammogram. A nurse navigator also works as her patient's healthcare team "point person," coordinating the recommendations of numerous specialists to help her patient make the best, most informed choices about her care. "It can be frightening to hear that you need more tests after a routine mammogram," Schierer said.