breast health

Nurse Navigators

Caring nurses to coordinate your needs


Adventist Health Sonora provides a higher level of patient care with the help of our imaging nurse navigators. The caring nurses serving in this innovative role help to coordinate the clinical, educational and support needs of breast imaging patients and their families.

“People can be overwhelmed when their screening mammogram turns into something more,” explains Jackie Lindsey, RN, BSN, CN-BN, who has earned recognition from the National Consortium of Breast Centers as a certified breast health nurse navigator. “Each person takes the information differently. I always look for ways to make the situation less overwhelming and take their hand as I walk them through, one step at a time.”

Jackie's contact with patients begins when they have a "recall," which is when a patient is asked to come back for additional views after a screening mammogram.

Our imaging nurse navigator works collaboratively with our oncology nurse navigators to streamline the referral process and expedite care for patients if the diagnosis is cancer. The nurse navigators are part of a large team including physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, imaging technologists and other staff who work together to provide the very best care for each and every patient.


This teamwork requires extreme coordination. Our nurse navigators help patients every step of the way.