The mother of someone close to me was an Air Force veteran, an emergency department nurse and a post-anesthesia care nurse up to her time of diagnosis. Despite working for 35 years in health care herself and coming from a family of medical professionals, her care was fragmented and difficult to navigate.
Experiencing this firsthand continues to motivate me to listen to my patients deeply with the hope of advocating for them and easing their burdens. It can often be a scary and overwhelming time.
At Fred Hutch we also implement the latest evidence-based practices with care and are motivated to serve our patients and their families.
My approach to patient care strives to identify and address health disparities.
I find delight in the small things. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, I was an oncology nurse at an infusion center. I have so many fond memories of working with patients there. One patient said thank you to the nursing and medical staff by hiding small rocks that she painted during her treatments. We always appreciated finding them and being reminded of her.
Area of Clinical Practice
Blood and marrow transplantation, immunotherapy
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
A blood and marrow transplant can be a lengthy and challenging process to go through. It’s a great honor for me to be with people throughout the process.
Azusa Pacific University
University of Washington School of Nursing
American Nurses Credentialing Center, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 2023
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