FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/17/2012 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 2/17/2012 11:50:34 AM EASTERN
For more information, contact Courtney McDermott.
Beaufort Memorial Announces New Breast Care Coordinator
Trained nurse provides education, support to patients facing breast health issues
BEAUFORT, SC – Beaufort Memorial Hospital patients facing a breast cancer diagnosis or other breast health concern now have a trained advocate to help them through their treatment, thanks to the addition of new Breast Care Coordinator Jackie Brown, RN.
Jackie Brown, a registered nurse with more than 30 years of patient care experience, will partner with breast care patients and their physicians to provide education, coordinate appointments, identify resources for services, or simply be a sounding board for patients and their family members.
Patients will be connected with Brown by their physician or surgeon, or through a self-referral. At the time of referral, Brown provides a personal consultation to better understand the patient’s needs. She may also provide relevant information and resources, and determine how to make the care experience more comfortable, understandable, and manageable.
Brown has held nursing and nurse educator positions in the Beaufort area over the past 20 years. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and a Master of Science in Education from Memphis State University. She is currently seeing patients at the Beaufort Memorial Women’s Imaging Center in Beaufort.
The services of the Breast Care Coordinator are provided at no charge to breast care patients. For more information or to reach Jackie Brown, RN, call 843-522-7465 (PINK) or visit www.bmhsc.org