Care Navigation Clinic

The Physician Network manages a Care Navigation Program for patients being discharged from CHI Health St. Elizabeth or CHI Health Nebraska Heart 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 Rawlings

Beth 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 CHI Health St. Elizabeth.

    


 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

Kelley 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 primary health care services to patients in the hospital setting, acute care clinics, skilled nursing and long term care facilities.

    


 

 

Colleen Carpenter, APRN


Carpenter earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She has a strong clinical background in caring for diverse patients in specialty and primary care settings.