Heart Center Nurse Navigators


We know that traveling for healthcare is challenging and, at times, overwhelming. To help make the process easier, the Heart Center at Primary Children’s Hospital has two nurse navigators to assist families and patients who need to travel to Salt Lake City, Ut for care.

The nurse navigators with the Heart Center work with both local cardiologists and referring cardiologists to coordinate care for children coming to Primary Children’s Hospital for cardiac cath, EP, or surgical procedures.

  • The nurse navigators serve as a single point of contact for families to provide education and support from the time the referral is received through discharge
  • The nurse navigators ensure that all pre procedure/pre-operative testing is scheduled prior to the procedure or surgery
  • The nurse navigators assist with communication back to referring providers from time of referral until after discharge

Your Nurse Navigators are Jamie Park, RN and Mat Hyder, RN.

Your Nurse Navigators

Jamie began taking care of kids with congenital heart disease in the ICU setting in 1999. Jamie also has a background in early intervention and neurodevelopmental care post ICU stay. Jamie assists families who are traveling for surgery. Mat Hyder, RN previously worked at Primary Children’s Hospital on the surgical unit, providing sedation for procedures as a sedation nurse, and in the Children’s Procedural unit. This has given Mat a comprehensive understanding of all the processes involved with having a procedure at the Heart Center. Mat assists families who are traveling for interventional procedures in the cath lab.


At the Heart Center, we also have an Outreach Administrative Coordinator, Tania Nay, to facilitate the flow of all surgical and cardiac interventional referrals. Tania previously worked in the surgical services department as the lead administrative assistant and patient care tech for 10 years. This background in surgical services department at Primary Children’s Hospital has allowed Tania to develop relationships across services lines, promoting the efficient processing of referrals for surgery, cardiac cath intervention, consults, or referrals to one of the cardiac specialty clinics at the Heart Center.

The Heart Center at Primary Children’s Hospital is excited to offer a Global Outreach program for children with cardiac care needs living outside of the United States. To refer an international patient, please send an email to the HeartCenterReferral@imail.org.

To send a referral, please email last clinic note, demographics/ face sheet, and insurance information to HeartCenterReferral@imail.org OR fax 801.662.5403

We use Nuance Power Share as our web-based platform to send and receive imaging studies.

You can expect a response within 48 hours. If you have submitted a referral or would like assistance in setting up a referral or consultation with one of our providers, please call 801.662.6425