Navigation Chair - Dedicated to Donna Skillings RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator
This chair is dedicated to our patient navigator, Donna Skillings who will
stop at nothing to help you. She will get you through a biopsy, home safely,
and from surgery, home safely. When you need to talk, she listens. When
you need to cry, she listens to that too. When you need good medical advice,
she’s in your corner. She works behind the scenes. She knows short
cuts, trap doors, tricks. No detail too small. She helps you with lifting.
Put the plates on the counter ahead of surgery, she tells you. And you
do. And she’s right. She’s always right.
One step ahead. Leave it with me, she says, and ten minutes later she’s
booked the three new appointments you’ve been waiting for. There
is no such thing as impossible with Donna Skillings. She moves up your
surgery date! BY A MONTH! She recommends the perfect bra! She takes the
shock you feel, and it is shocking, and she navigates you! Through the
Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center! Through Secretly Yours! Through your
own fear! She knows the route. She’s been here before. She has a gift.
Donna is that anchor that you need to figure out the position you are in,
plan a course and follow a route to get through this journey.