Alumnae earns Breast Health Navigator Certification


Joan Lappin, a 1991 Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in social work, recently received her breast health navigator certification from the Harold Freeman Institute in New York City through the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.

Lappin serves as the cancer care social worker and breast health navigator at the Brodesser Cancer Center at Cape Regional Medical Center. Breast health navigators work to reduce barriers to care and provide individualized support to each patient. Lappin has spent the past 25 years with CRMC as a certified social worker.

The Breast Health Navigation Program at Cape Regional works collaboratively with physicians to ensure timely and efficient delivery of breast health services.