Nurse Navigators Through our comprehensive nurse navigator program, newly diagnosed patients are connected with a specially trained registered nurse who provides patient and family education in the form of practical and personalized information. They also support the patient’s right to ask questions, to obtain and understand medical reports and to know what to expect from treatment. If you or a family member is diagnosed with cancer—or if you simply have questions about cancer our Navigators are here to guide you. Meet Our Nurse Navigators Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal and Oncofertility Oncology Navigator Eric joined Inspira in 1992 as a medical technologist in hematology and clinical chemistry. While working at Inspira, he earned a master’s degree in health services administration, a nursing degree and became certified in administration of chemotherapy. Eric is now pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. In his current role as a coordinator for the genitourinary, gastrointestinal and oncofertility oncology program, Eric provides patients with education, information and support based upon each patient’s specific needs. He guides patients, who are being treated for various cancers, fertility preservation and more, from diagnosis through the continuum of their cancer journey to survivorship. Contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 641-6005. Ricardo (Eric) Lim, M.S.H.S.A., B.S.M.T., R.N., C.T.T.S. Breast Oncology Navigator Ruth Ann is a nationally certified breast care nurse who has worked at Inspira for more than 40 years in a range of positions. In 1996 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and later earned a master’s degree in healthcare management. Ruth Ann led the task force which worked to earn Vineland’s designation of excellence from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center. Since 2005, she has served as coordinator for the Breast Cancer Bridge program. As a breast cancer survivor, Ruth Ann took the position on with passion and practicality. She provides “peer” education and support that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of newly diagnosed men and women and their families. Ruth Ann’s goal is to empower patients and families to be actively engaged in their cancer treatment and to ensure that no woman or man walk alone in their breast cancer journey. Contact Ruth Ann at email@example.com or (856) 641-7974. Ruth Ann Bishop-Sotak, R.N., M.S., C.B.C.N. Inspira Medical Center Elmer Oncology Navigator Barbie began her career as an oncology nurse in 1989 at Newcomb Hospital in Vineland, which later merged into what is known today as Inspira Health. She later gained experience as a radiation oncology nurse and infusion nurse where she cared for patients in private physician offices in the region. Nearly 25 years later, Barbie rejoined Inspira where she works today as an oncology resource nurse and coordinator for the Cancer Bridge program at Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Barbie’s goal is to provide guidance, education and empowerment to cancer patients while being an advocate for them. She strives to build a personal relationship with each patient to support them through their treatment. Contact Barbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 363-1514. Barbara (Barbie) DiMatteo, R.N.