Novak is a seasoned nurse with a wealth of experience in diverse patient care settings. Prior to joining the Aspire Orthopedic Institute’s team as program coordinator/nurse navigator, she served as the RN Case Manager for general post-surgical and orthopedic patients at Portland Adventist Medical Center. She has also worked in our Pharmacy Department as an RN consultant.
Education & Training
Novak received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) and RN from Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Nursing. She is a licensed RN in both Oregon and Washington, and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She has also worked as a nurse and educator in Community Health/Home Health/School Nursing in California and North Dakota, and spent a year working in a bush hospital in Zambia, Africa.
Patient Care Philosophy
“I’m a friendly familiar face for our patients as they go on the exciting adventure to getting their mobility back through joint replacement here at Aspire. I am the patient advocate who is here for them to provide education, encouragement, and enthusiasm — a combination of mom, teacher, and boot camp sergeant!”
10000 SE Main St., Suite 365
Portland, OR 97216
Adventist Health Northwest
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