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New Orthopedic Navigator

ORANGE CITY, Fla., July 18, 2017 – Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has selected Samantha Knowles to serve as orthopedic navigator. 
 
In this role, Knowles will work with the orthopedic surgery team comprised of physicians, nurses, home health care and the hospital’s rehabilitation department. In addition, she will guide orthopedic patients and their family through the orthopedic program from pre-surgery to discharge. 
 
Knowles has nearly 25 years of nursing experience and has worked for Florida Hospital for more than 10 years. 
 
Most recently, she served as charge nurse for Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s pre-operative holding area and was responsible for educating patients and their families, as well as preparing patients for surgery. In addition, she served as a liaison for physicians.
 
A Deltona resident since 1992, Knowles earned a nursing degree from Seminole Community College. 
 
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has 175-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org.