Cancer CenterCancer Navigators
When patients are diagnosed with cancer, they often feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to process information about their illness. At Reid Cancer Center, our cancer navigators can help. These caring nurses provide support for patients and their families throughout every phase of treatment at no additional cost. They can:
- Answer questions about your treatment plan
- Suggest support services
- Help you find ways to take charge of your own recovery
- Help set up doctor appointments
- Make sure you have transportation to and from the hospital
- And much more
Some patients rely heavily on their cancer navigator, while others call only occasionally for help. Whatever your needs, the cancer navigators are there to help.
Our Cancer Navigators
Brenda Bowman, BSN, RN, joined Reid Health in 2006 as a cancer navigator. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Olivet Nazarene University. Brenda has worked at two other hospitals in Indiana, including Richmond State Hospital. She is trained in clinical research, monitoring and coordinating clinical trials at our site, and works in cooperation with the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program. Her goal as a cancer navigator at Reid is to provide cancer patients and their families with education and support throughout every phase of treatment. Reach Brenda at: (765) 983-3488.
Dianne Bailey, BSN, RN, OCN, has been a nurse at Reid Health since 1981, working in Intensive Care and outpatient surgery. She received her nursing degree from Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and her BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is an Oncology Certified Nurse through the Oncology Nursing Society. As a cancer navigator, Dianne hopes to guide and support patients and their families as they face the challenges of a cancer diagnosis and care. Reach Dianne at: (765) 983-3000, ext. 4774
Jill Miller, ASN, RN, CBCN, joined Reid Health in 2004. She joined the Oncology Service Line as a cancer navigator in 2012. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Ivy Tech Community College. She is a Certified Breast Care Nurse through the Oncology Nursing Society. Her goal as a cancer navigator at Reid is to offer support and assist patients and families throughout all aspects of their diagnosis and treatment. Reach Jill at (765) 983-3000, ext. 4777
Misty Harrison, ASN, RN, CRN, joined Reid Health in 2011, working as a circulator nurse at Reid Orthopedic Center, and as an Emergency Trauma nurse. She received her degree at Indiana University. . She is trained in clinical research, monitoring and coordinating clinical trials at our site, and working in cooperation with the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program. As a cancer navigator, Misty loves having the opportunity to help guide and support patients and their families, dealing with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Reach Misty at (765) 983-3344 ext 2395.
Tammy Buehner, BSN, RN, OCN, rejoined Reid Health in September 2019. She discovered her passion for oncology patients while rotating through Reid radiation oncology department during nursing school. After graduating from Ivy Tech Community College in 2010, she developed her knowledge and skills while working in three rural cancer clinics, and obtained her Bachelor's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2012. She has certifications in Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Administration, and is an Oncology Certified Nurse through the Oncology Nursing society. Tammy views her role as a cancer navigator as a calling in her life, to walk beside patients and their families, offering support and encouragement through their cancer journey. Reach Tammy at (765) 983-3000, ext. 2373.