“Free Webinar: Navigating the Orthopedic Navigator”
Date/Time: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Speakers: Sandy Nettrour, Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Service Line Coordinator for Butler Health System
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe.
In an effort to improve quality and reduce cost, hospital joint replacement programs are recognizing the need for patient management throughout the continuum of care. This has produced a new position – “Joint Navigator”. This webinar will address one hospital’s approach to the creation of this concept.
- Vision- What are the current gaps in patient care? How should they be addressed?
- Cost- What is the cost vs. value of the Joint Navigator?
- Qualifications- Who can best perform these duties?
- Expectations- What duties will the Joint Navigator perform?
- Metrics- How will performance be measured?
About the Speaker:
Sandy Nettrour has specialized in orthopedics for 34 years. She is the Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Service Line Coordinator for Butler Health System, providing oversight of the clinical and business aspects of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, while continuing to first assist in the operating room and provide patient care. Sandy graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in 1980 with a Physician Assistant degree. She has been awarded the Distinguished Fellow Recognition by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Hu C. Myers Award for lifetime professional achievement and community service. She received the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Humanitarian of the Year 2013 for her service as Team Leader for Operation Walk Pittsburgh, which travels to third world countries to perform joint replacement surgery. She was a Round Table Participant in Orthopedics Today June 2012’s “Effective and Efficient Joint Replacement Programs Need Constant Review and Renewal of Processes.”