Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is pleased to welcome Shelly Rodriguez, RN as our area’s first breast health navigator. In this role, Rodriguez is a first point-of-contact for patients who receive the unwelcome news of possible breast cancer. She provides information and support throughout the diagnostic and treatment process.
Specifically, her support includes guiding known or suspected breast cancer patients through the healthcare system; facilitating communication with healthcare providers; connecting patients to needed community and social services; and identifying and assisting with other personal needs.
Rodriguez also serves as a point-of-contact to assist uninsured/underinsured women in obtaining free or low-cost breast health services (such as screening mammograms) and provides community outreach and education on breast health. She is available to talk to various women’s groups and other community organizations throughout northwest Arizona.
Additionally, Rodriguez has established a new support group for current or past victims of breast cancer and their loved ones. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at KRMC; with the first meeting scheduled for December 15, 2011.
Rodriguez is a native of Kingman. She attended nursing school at Mohave Community College and has over 12 years experience working as a registered nurse in our community.
There is no charge for KRMC’s breast health navigation services. The program is made possible with a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, please contact Rodriguez at 928-263-3906.