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Gretchen Hayward, RN, CN-BN

Breast Health Nurse Navigator 

Gretchen is currently a Breast Health Nurse Navigator (BHNN) at Gwinnett Medical Center covering both Lawrenceville and Duluth campuses.  Her role is to help educate, support and guide patients and family through diagnosis and cancer treatment.  She has been with GMC since 2008.

She received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Athens Technical College in 2005 and is certified Navigator-Breast Nurse (CB-BN) through the National Consortium of Breast Centers.  Gretchen has been a BHNN for two years and was the procedure nurse for breast imaging for five years prior.  She started her career in nursing in the Emergency Department, moving to short stay and then Home Health before finding her passion in breast health. 

Gretchen is a member of National Coalition Breast Centers, and Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia.