The nurse navigator at North Florida Cancer Center refers to individualized assistance offered to patients and families to help them overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care. This often starts at diagnosis and runs through all phases of the cancer care experience.
The Cancer Center is committed to providing our patients with tailored services made possible by the use of the Nurse Navigator model. Nurse Navigators are well-trained Registered Nurses who specialize in various areas of cancer care. Our Nurse Navigators ensure that you,the patient, are receiving the best, most expedient care possible. Nurse Navigators are the point person in your care; there to provide you with answers to the questions that may arise in your day to day care.
Mary Hill, DNP, RN
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Like other oncology nurse navigators, Mary knows the healthcare system well. She works with multiple disciplines -- medical oncology, radiation oncology, support groups and social work to coordinate the care of patients. Mary's goal is to make the transition from diagnosis to treatment smoother and simpler to help patients through recovery and healing.
To reach Mary Hill at The Cancer Center, call:
Suzi Ulloa, MD, RN
Oncology Nurse Navigator - Breast Program
As a nurse navigator, and a breast cancer survivor herself, Susie joins North Florida Regional Healthcare with more than 20 years of experience as a nurse and physician. Her role enables her to support patients and families throughout their experiences with cancer by providing education and assisting them to overcome system barriers. She attended medical school at the Colombian School of Medicine (Bogotá), and nursing school at Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL). Before becoming part of The Cancer Center at NFRMC, she was the hospital liaison for Gentiva home care and a nurse researcher at Applied Pharmacology and Toxicology Inc.
The Health & Healing Room
Just off our Main Lobby at The Cancer Center is The Health & Healing Room. In this room, we offer a number of programs for education and support. Check our calendar on this website for upcoming events and programs or call Oncology Nurse Navigator Mary Hill for more information.