Breast Health Nurse Navigators
At the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care we have a process in place to assist patients and their families as they navigate the health care system. A team of skilled nurse navigators are available to provide education, support and coordination. Navigation starts in breast imaging and, if needed, continues through to breast surgery and into survivorship. The nurses are available as a resource throughout breast care.
Diane Young, RN, Breast Health Nurse Navigator
Diane has been working at Saratoga Hospital for the past 12 years. A specialist in breast and women’s healthcare issues, she works with patients to schedule tests and any consultations. She also explains test results to patients, answers questions, and guides them through the process. Every step of the way, she is a patient’s advocate and source of support.
Rebecca Denofer, RN, Breast Health Nurse Navigator
Rebecca completed her Nursing degree and BA in Psychology at Castleton University in Castleton VT in 1988 and worked as a staff nurse at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland VT on the inpatient Medical Oncology Unit. In 1992 after a short traveling nurse assignment in Montana, she returned to Rutland to work in the outpatient Medical and Radiation Cancer Center as the Clinical Research Coordinator. In 2014 she also began working as the Breast Navigator in the Diagnostic Imaging Center at Rutland. She joined the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care in March 2017.
Kashka Dorflinger RN, Breast Health Nurse Navigator
Kendra Bressett, RN
Kendra graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2015 with my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Upon graduation, she began her nursing journey at Saratoga Hospital. For 2 years, Kendra worked on A3, the Hospital’s Medical/Surgical floor, catering to Oncology/Hospice/Pediatric patients. She joined the team at Saratoga Center for Breast Care in September 2017 and is excited to see what the future holds.
Jessica Benedicks, MA
Jessica, our Medical Assistant, has just started working for Saratoga Hospital after recently moving to the area from the Finger Lakes region. She has experience working in medical/surgical telemetry and stroke care, women's care and urgent care.
Francine Bassett, NP-C
Francine Bassett graduated with a Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in 2015 and is nationally certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Francine has been practicing hematology and medical Oncology since 2017. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Francine was a registered nurse from 2009-2015 with experience in medical/surgical inpatient care, cardiology, and the emergency department. She is excited to be part of an excellent healthcare team here at Saratoga Hospital.