Nurse Navigators

Learning you have cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. Our Nurse Navigators offer a warm welcome into a world of cancer care.

Your doctors, nurses and other care providers are there to help, but it can be hard to process all the information you’re receiving. Hartford HealthCare Nurse Navigators are here for you, helping you make the most educated choices about your care and treatment. With their cancer expertise, they can help you understand your diagnosis and treatment, and provide assistance when you need it most.

They'll talk you through difficult decisions. Coordinate appointments. Partner with you to assure your needs are met so you feel more comfortable and confident.

Our Nurse Navigators can:

  • Educate you and your loved ones about your individual cancer diagnosis and treatment options
  • Help you make informed decisions about your treatment and care
  • Advocate for you during treatment
  • Coordinate the team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals
  • Assess your individual needs, connecting and referring you to appropriate supportive services and resources
  • Help you with your recovery and rehabilitation plans
  • Provide moral support and a sympathetic ear
Hartford Region Nurse Navigators
  • Candie St. Jean, BS, RN, OCN
    Candice St. Jean

    Head & Neck, Neurology
    Tel. 860.972.5808
    Fax. 860.545.5698

  • Silvia Willumsen, RN, BSN

    Hartford HealthCare system-wide Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
    Tel. 860.972.1130
    Fax. 860.972.9782

Central Region Nurse Navigators
  • Lisa Beckman, BSN, RN, OCN

    Lisa Beckman

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    C. 860.372.1152
    Tel. 860.696.4815
    Fax. 860.832.8704

  • Ashley George, RN, OCN

    Hematology, Melanoma/Skin
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    Tel. 860.539.1417

  • Erin Hurlburt, BS, RN, OCN

    Thoracic, Head & Neck
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    Tel. 860.331.9769

  • Priscilla Moreira, RN, OCN

    Breast, GI, Gynecology, Melanoma
    MidState Medical Center
    Tel. 203.694.8463
    Fax. 203.694.7630

  • Amanda Recchini, RN, BSN, OCN

    Gynecology, Gastrointestinal
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    C. 203.376.5862
    Tel. 860.696.4940

  • Rachael Rheaume, BA, RN, OCN

    Rachael Rheaume

    Genitourinary, Neurology
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    C. 860.918.6768
    Tel. 860.696.4974

  • Karen Stavris, MSN, RN, OCN

    Karen Stavris

    Genitourinary, H&N, Hematology, Thoracic
    MidState Medical Center
    Tel. 475.222.7017

East Region Nurse Navigators

Northwest Region Nurse Navigators
  • Tammy Rouleau, RN, CN-BN

    General Oncology,
    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
    Tel. 860.496.6753
    Fax. 860.496.6762

Fairfield Region Nurse Navigators

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