The nurse navigators at Texas Health Fort Worth are here to guide and support patients throughout their treatment journey. Nurse navigators provide information on resources and plans of care.
Our registered nurse breast cancer navigator, Dana McGuirk, CBPN-C, is certified by a nationally-recognized breast cancer navigation certification program and is a breast cancer survivor. Upon diagnosis, McGuirk is available to personally guide each patient through their journey and complex decision making process.
Gastrointestinal Oncology Navigator
Jodi Jeffords, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., is an oncology certified nurse that serves as the gastrointestinal oncology nurse navigator. This is a unique resource available to patients diagnosed with cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) system (esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, liver, colon, rectum, and anus). Jeffords helps to support and guide newly diagnosed patients through the cancer journey. She coordinates with the GI Team, which consists of a group of Texas Health Fort Worth physicians, who are committed to providing quality care for GI cancer patients.
Cristy Gehringer, M.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., is an oncology-certified nurse who serves as a special resource for patients who are diagnosed with lung cancer. As a nurse lung navigator, she makes sure that patients have a swift journey through the complex series of treatments and events. Cristy coordinates with our Thoracic Team, a unique group of Texas Health Fort Worth physicians, who are committed to providing quality care for lung cancer patients and their families.
The Prostate Cancer Resource Center is coordinated by Gayle Wilkins, M.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., who provides education and resources for men and their loved ones facing a prostate cancer diagnosis. Whether meeting with a group of survivors, or providing one on one consultation, Wilkins is available to assist survivors with understanding the side effects and long term implications of the various prostate cancer treatments.
Cancer Care Coordinator (Physician Support)
Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer knows that the road to recovery can be a long one. Battling the disease is tiring and stressful enough, and coordinating doctors, appointments and treatments can be
very time-consuming and confusing for patients and their family members. Leanna Barrett, cancer care
coordinator at Texas Health Fort Worth, is available to ensure that both patients and their families are
receiving the support and resources needed to navigate the often complex health care system.
For more information, or to speak with a navigator or coordinator, please call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).