Nurse Navigators

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At The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center we understand you may have a lot of questions when it comes to your orthopaedic and spine treatment options. That's why we have Orthopaedic and Spine nurse navigators whose job it is to help you every step of the way. From your first phone call, you can be confident in knowing you have a consistent, dependable point of contact to help guide you.


Our Joint Nurse Navigator is:

Karen S Gillespie RN, BSN, ONC

2139 Auburn Avenue

Cincinnati, OH  45219

513-557-4882   Office

513-557-4888   Fax

JointCare@thechristhospital.com


Our Spine Nurse Navigator is:

Vicki Huff, RN, BSN

2139 Auburn Avenue

Cincinnati, OH  45219

513-557-4881  Office

513-557-4888  Fax

SpineCare@thechristhospital.com

 

Information Available Through the Nurse Navigator

Our nurse navigators are available to answer nearly all of your questions related to your spine or orthopaedic needs. Common information they can discuss with you includes:

  • Guidance on the specialist that is right for you
  • Preparing for your appointment with the physician, including imaging and test results to bring
  • What to expect before and after procedures
  • Help with insurance questions
  • Help with parking and directions.

Learn More About Our Nurse Navigators

Joint Care Nurse Navigator

Karen Gillespie has been an orthopaedic nurse for more than 28 years, holding roles as a staff nurse, assistant manager and case manager. After graduating from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Xavier University in 1991 and Orthopaedic Nurse certification in 1994. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Greater Cincinnati Area Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses and is active with the Arthritis Foundation as a committee member for the Jingle Bell Run.


Spine Care Nurse Navigator

Vicki Huff  has been a registered nurse for more than 42 years, holding roles as a staff nurse, assistant manager and case manager. After graduating from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Miami University in 2002. She has been a mentor to many nurses as she specialized in neurosurgical nursing. She has worked both with neurosurgery and orthopedic spine patients and is active with the Arthritis Foundation volunteering for the Jingle Bell Run.