Rose’s Expert Nurse Navigators Help Heart & Vascular Patients Manage the Care Process

CV-Nurse-Navigator-Rose-Denver The team at the Heart & Vascular Center at Rose is committed to ensuring our patients have all the support and communications they need every step of the way, and our cardiovascular nurse navigators are at the center of that support.

Rose Heart & Vascular nurse navigators are passionate about providing thoughtful and compassionate care and working with each patient and their families to individually address their cardiac needs and concerns.

Every encounter with a patient is an opportunity to positively impact someone’s life.

Their mission is to provide our patients and their families with education, support and coordination to help journey through your cardiovascular care process. By guiding cardiovascular patients with knowledgeable and supportive help, our cardiology-trained nurse navigators improve care experiences, assist physicians and maintain quality outcomes.

The cardiovascular nurse navigator’s role is to:

  • Facilitate communication between all members of the healthcare team
  • Provide education on disease processes and treatment options
  • Help patients make informed decisions about their care
  • Help provide uninterrupted and timely care
  • Serve as a reliable and trusted source with answers to varied questions
  • Provide a personalized touch to cardiovascular care by visiting patients during their hospital stay, assessing patients’ needs and relaying relevant information to providers
  • Help decrease barriers to care by advocating for patients’ needs and linking them with resources

Meet Our Cardiovascular Navigator

Julie Jaakola, RN-BC


Julie Jaakola, RN-BC, graduated from nursing school at Regis University in 2006. She has been board certified in cardiovascular nursing since 2011 and has worked at Rose Medical Center as a cardiac nurse for the past nine years.

As Cardiac Nurse Navigator, Julie’s goal is to ensure that each patient has the information and support they need to be successful as they transition from the hospital back into the community.

To contact Julie directly, call her at 303-329-4848 or email her at