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

Nicole DiFabrizio, BSN, MSN  - Cardiovascular Nurse Navigator at Chester County Hospital  Nicole DiFabrizio, BSN, MSN 
Ms. DiFabrizio started as a Registered Nurse at Chester County Hospital in 1999 starting in the PCU and over the years working in Telemetry, PINU, and cardiac surgery step-down units.  Nikki furthered her education, earning her BSN from West Chester University in 2009 and her MSN from Grand Canyon University in 2015.  She was awarded the H.L. Perry Pepper Leadership Award from Chester County Hospital in 2015 for her contributions to the hospital’s Magnet Award.  Nikki joined the Nurse Navigator Team in 2019 and also helps with TAVR surgical planning.

 

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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.

 

 


Speak with a Heart and Vascular Nurse Navigator

To learn more about cardiovascular care and  treatment options at Chester County Hospital, please fill out the form below and a Heart and Vascular Nurse Navigator will contact you shortly.

Heart & Vascular Nurse Navigator Contact Form

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