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Our Nurse Navigators

Helping guide you to the best possible outcome 

At SSM Health, our Nurse Navigators guide patients every step of the way, from diagnosis through treatment. If the diagnosis is cancer, they help guide patients through the maze of options and frequent questions related to the disease. In addition, they provide educational and emotional support for patients and their family members, and serve as a valuable liaison between patients and the comprehensive team of treatment providers.

The health care delivery system can be complex. Thankfully, our Nurse Navigators at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia and SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon know the way. They help patients:

  • Understand the health care process, from diagnosis and treatment options to supportive care and insurance questions. 
  • Feel comfortable by serving as your advocate, educator, and guide throughout the treatment process.  
  • Schedule appointments and communicate with the medical team members.  
  • Learn more about your specific treatment options as well as any potential side effects. 
  • Enjoy peace of mind by providing emotional support to them and their families.

Meet Our Nurse Navigators

​Gayla Hall, RN
Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon​
618-899-1894
Nancy Pogue, RN
St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia​
618-436-8277

​Breast Imaging Center of Excellence


​​The Breast Imaging Center at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon​ is accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence™. This indicates top-tier safety, quality and efficiencies are provided at our Women's Imaging Center.