Care Navigation Clinic

The Physician Network manages a Care Navigation Program for patients being discharged from Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center or Nebraska Heart Hospital who require ongoing care at a skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation center. The program reduces the chance of an individual needing to be readmitted to the hospital and promotes safe recovery.

Each patient participating in the Care Navigation Program will be assigned a Care Navigator, who helps to coordinate care and keeps the patientís primary care provider updated on the patientís status. A Care Navigator will typically visit a patient two to five times each week, depending on the patientís condition. Care Navigators are also available on nights and weekends as needed, ensuring excellent care and responsiveness for all patients.

We work with several facilities to ensure a smooth transition, open communication, and continued high-quality care for all patients in the Care Navigation program. All partner facilities have undergone rigorous site reviews and meet or exceed Nebraska state regulations for federal quality standards and patient satisfaction ratings.

The following facilities are affiliated with the Continuing Care Network and Care Navigators can provide care coordination at these locations:

  • The Ambassador
  • Gateway Senior Living
  • Lancaster Rehabilitation Center
  • Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center
  • Tabitha Health Care Services

Care Management Staff

The Care Navigation program is run by Care Management staff members who work closely with patients and families to deliver a positive experience.

 Beth RawlingsBeth Rawlings, MD
Rawlings earned her medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and completed her residency in internal medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Rawlings is on staff at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.
  
 Karen Braun

Karen Braun, APRN
Braun earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Clarkson College in Omaha and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wichita State University. As an accomplished APRN., she has extensive experience managing patientsí complex health issues.

  
 Laura Fick

Laura Fick, APRN
Fick earned her Master of Science in Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln. She has provided primary health care services to patients in skilled rehabilitation, assisted living, and long-term care facilities.

  
 Kelly Hanau

Kelly Hanau, APRN
Hanau earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln. She has experience providing nursing services in home health, hospice, critical care, and hospital environments.