The diagnosis of heart disease can leave you wondering what to do next. You may have questions that need answers, tests to schedule, and uncertainty about the medical system. You may also have fears about what the future holds for you.
Heart and Vascular Nurse Navigators at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA are available to support and guide you through your care.
Focused on your individual needs, nurse navigators provide guidance through all phases of the cardiovascular continuum, including testing, treatment, rehabilitation, secondary prevent and even after discharge. They serve as an important bridge between physicians and clinical services, ensuring you have the resources you need through each step of your care plan.
Nurse navigators also play a vital role as part of an interdisciplinary team at the Heart Valve Center at Chester County Hospital, and work with cardiologists for the evaluation, management and follow up of valvular heart disease patients.
Referrals for Support Services include:
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Educational Programs, Smoking Cessation, Health Fairs
- Financial Counselors
- Cardiac Support Groups
Meet Our Heart & Vascular Nurse Navigators
Abby Ferriola, RN, BSN, PCCN
Ms. Ferriola earned her bachelor of science in nursing from West Chester University in 2005 and has extensive experience in cardiac nursing in addition to caring for patients with heart failure. She has been with Chester County Hospital since 2003 and has held nursing roles in telemetry in addition to the Progressive Care Unit (PCU), and was instrumental in opening the 4 North Unit. Presently, she is a heart and vascular nurse navigator where she educations patients and helps them coordinate services.
Agnes Friedberg, RN, BSN, CCRN
Ms. Friedberg earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Temple University in 1999 and has been with Chester County Hospital since 2016. Her previous experience has given her an extensive background in critical care nursing in addition to caring for patients with heart failure. Presently, she is a heart and vascular nurse navigator where she educates patients and helps them coordinate services.
|Donna Taylor, RN, MSN, CCRN
Ms. Taylor earned her master of science in nursing from Grand Canyon University, specializing in Leadership in Healthcare Systems in 2016. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Eastern University in 2006. Ms. Taylor has been with Chester County Hospital since 1993 and has an extensive background in critical care and cardiac nursing. Presently, she is a heart and vascular nurse navigator where she educates patients and helps them coordinate services.