Dayton Children’s Hospital

Nurse Navigator

Our nurse navigator is here for you during your entire journey.

She will answer your questions, calm your fears and stay by your side. She will work with you to create a unique care plan that is personalized for you and your unborn baby.

After a referral from our physician or obstetrician, our nurse navigator will contact you to introduce you to our center and the services we offer.

Sharon Orozco, MS, RNC-OB, IBCLC

nursenavWhile no one can know exactly what you are thinking and feeling as you begin this journey, Sharon Orozco, MS, RNC-OB, IBCLC, the nurse navigator for the Fetal to Newborn Care Center is here to put your mind at ease. Sharon brings over 25 years of professional nursing experience, specializing in perinatal and women’s health. Throughout her career she has provided direct patient care to antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum families, maintaining expertise in the continuum of care from labor/delivery, postpartum to the newborn nursery. She also has extensive experience educating families about pregnancy and childbirth.

Sharon is also a recognized nurse leader improving the quality of nurse education throughout our region. She has developed, coordinated and presented numerous continuing education programs for nurses through the Perinatal Consortium for Educational Opportunities (PCEO), ensuring pregnant and new mothers receive the best care possible. She has served as a perinatal liaison to regional hospitals and providers, coordinating care and ensuring high program quality throughout our region.

Prior to joining the Fetal to Newborn Care Center, Sharon was the nurse manager of the Birth & Family Education Department at Miami Valley Hospital where she completely revised the childbirth education and lactation programs serving both Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South. She has also served as the project manager for Women’s Services at Miami Valley Hospital where she was responsible for Mahogany’s Child, an African-American women’s health program.

Sharon will help you build relationships with our experts to individualize your care. She will guide you through all your consultations, testing and procedures to ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your baby. Sharon’s job is to help you navigate this process so that you can focus on yourself and what you need for a healthy pregnancy.