Nurse Navigator

When you have joint replacement surgery at Adventist Health Orthopedic Clinic, your nurse navigator is a registered nurse who is by your side every step of the way.

This individual serves as your:

  • Advocate and go-to resource for any questions or concerns
  • Teacher about joint replacement surgery and what to expect
  • Communication bridge with your care team, which includes your surgeon, orthopedic nurses and rehabilitation therapists
  • Friend to provide emotional support to you and your family
  • Guide and cheerleader during your recovery

Renee Novak“I am the patient advocate who is here to provide education, encouragement, and enthusiasm — a combination of mom, teacher, and boot camp sergeant!”

Renee Novak, RN, Nurse Navigator
Adventist Health Orthopedic Clinic, Portland, Oregon

Your nurse navigator relationship starts with a preoperative education class to ensure that you and your family are fully prepared for your elective joint replacement surgery. Learn more about the pre-op class.

Questions about—or for—your Adventist Health Orthopedic Clinic nurse navigator?

Please call:
Portland: Renee Novak, RN, at (503) 251-6287