As a new “pod system” starts at the Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC) clinic in Albion, Denise Cook, a nurse at BCHC since 1987, has taken on a new role as nurse navigator.
“Our patients know and love Denise,” said Clinic Nurse Supervisor Lacy Bottorf. “Her new role as nurse navigator is a great chance for her to positively impact an even greater number of patients.”
With the new “pod system” at the clinic, doctors, nurses and staff have been split into three pods. Each pod has four to five providers, up to seven nurses, one nurse navigator and a primary care coordinator.
As a nurse navigator in her “pod,” Cook works closely with the patients of Doctors Kusek and Kohl, as well as Physician Assistants Jason Olnes, Kelli Ray and Jacquelyn Brugman.
Other nurse navigators at BCHC are Mary Hellbusch and Jessica Jacobi. Hellbusch works closely with Doctors Travis, Dodds and Pudwill as well as Nurse Practitioner Amy Olnes. Jacobi works with Physician Assistants Sandy Henry, Courtney Ruzek and Doctors Kramer and Mazour.
Read the complete story in the Aug. 1 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.