Alana Carmelina Hernandez, ARNP, FNP-C

Alana Carmelina Hernandez, ARNP, FNP-C

Alana Carmelina Hernandez, ARNP, FNP-C

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Fred Hutch
  • Teaching Associate, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“Something that astounds me every day is the resilience of the human spirit and what we can withstand. I am never not amazed by it.”

— Alana

What do you hope it's like for a patient to work with you?

I want patients to feel safe and that they are in good hands. Every patient is a person who has a disease.

People here really care about our patients and about every person who works and practices medicine here. This makes for a strong team to provide the best patient care. I was drawn to this role for this reason.

What do you value about your work?

There are few jobs where a person can have such a direct impact on people and be by someone’s side while they go through something challenging. I don’t know what else I could do that would give me the same amount of connection. I think oncology is also unique because it’s always innovating and evolving — there are always procedures, treatments and protocols that are changing, and we have to be on our toes to keep up and provide the best care.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Acute care oncology

I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.

I see patients in the ACE clinic, or Acute Clinical Evaluation clinic. We are an acute care team that functions as an urgent care for patients at Fred Hutch. We see patients for acute and urgent concerns, working with their primary teams to provide better same day access to help keep patients out of the emergency room. 



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Wheaton College

Medical Degree
University of Massachusetts Boston

Board Certifications
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2021, Family Nurse Practitioner

BSN, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Clinical Trials

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