What is a patient advocate?
In its simplest terms, patient advocacy regards any activity which ultimately benefits a patient. A patient advocate is an individual who supports and advises patients with their healthcare needs. Those who work in a patient advocate role often focus on helping those with a specific condition or need.
Who can see St. George’s Patient Advocate / Navigator?
Any veterans seen at any of the St. George Medical Clinic locations can seek advocacy from our patient advocate at any time.
What can a patient advocate do?
- Identify care issues
- Refer to health care professionals
- Conflict resolution
- Patient rights support
- Assist in finding financial resources available to patients
- Aid in scheduling doctor appointments
- Medical advising
- Read and explain medical charts and documents
- And more!
About St. George’s Patient Advocate / Navigator
Dawn Harper, BSN, RN
Patient Advocate / Navigator
Dawn Harper, BSN, RN, joined the St. George Medical Clinic team in early 2023. She received her bachelor’s degree from Mountain State University and has been a nurse for 27 years. Dawn chose to join the St. George team because of the excellent care they are known to provide the community and for the close family-like atmosphere. She hopes to be able to establish a trusting relationship with the veteran-population and help provide excellent care to them along the way.
Dawn is available Monday through Friday, during regular business hours. To schedule an appointment or talk with Dawn, call the St. George Main Clinic at 304.478.3339 and ask to speak with the Patient Advocate.