Meet Our Oncology Nurse Navigators

Cancer treatment can be complex and may become overwhelming for you and your family. Premier Health’s oncology nurse navigators will use their in-depth knowledge to guide you through your journey and ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.

What Role Will My Navigator Have in My Care?

Your navigator will be your single point of contact during treatment:

Education. Your navigator will teach you about:

  • Phases of treatment
  • What you can expect
  • Potential side effects
  • Medications

Barriers. Your navigator will help remove obstacles like:

  • Difficult-to-schedule appointments
  • Access to transportation and lodging
  • Insurance and financial issues

Resources. Your navigator will put you in touch with resources like:

  • Nutritionists
  • Support groups
  • Exercise programs
  • Meals on Wheels
  • In-home caregivers
  • Equipment (walkers, wigs, etc.)

Are Premier Health Navigators Specially Trained?

Each Premier Health oncology nurse navigator is a trained nurse who has specialized in one or more of these cancers:

  • Bone
  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Head and Neck
  • Leukemia
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Neuro
  • Skin

Many have advanced degrees in nursing and specific certifications for oncology care.

Do I Need an Oncology Nurse Navigator?

Studies have shownOff Site Icon that oncology nurse navigators can improve a cancer patient’s quality of life and satisfaction during treatment, and result in fewer hospital stays. As a Premier Health patient with cancer, you will be offered the assistance of an oncology nurse navigator at no charge. You or your doctor have the right to refuse a navigator’s assistance.

Meet the Oncology Nurse Navigators at Premier Health

Are you looking for a trusted resource to rely on during your cancer treatment? Contact one of our oncology nurse navigators to get the help you deserve.

Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South

Hampton-Jones HSNancy Hampton-Jones, MS, APRN, AOCNS, AGCNS-BCCN
Clinical Specialty: Neuro
(937) 208-4489(937) 208-4489





Haught HSKathryn Haught, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Gastrointestinal
(937) 438-3839(937) 438-3839





McKenna HSAmy McKenna, BSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Lung
(937) 208-4926(937) 208-4926





Thoma HSNancy Thoma, BSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Specialty: Breast
(937) 208-2743(937) 208-2743





Miami Valley Hospital North

Reed HSLaura Reed, BSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Breast
(937) 734-6117(937) 734-6117





Tousignant HSDiane Tousignant, BSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Lung
(937) 734-5844(937) 734-5844





Atrium Medical Center

Rudokas HSPhyllis Rudokas, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN, CTTS
Clinical Specialty: Breast, Lung, Brain, Leukemia, Myeloma, Mesothelioma
(513) 974-4707(513) 974-4707





Wilson HSTerri Wilson, RN, OCN
Clinical Specialty: Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Endocrine, Lymphoma, Bone, Skin
(513) 974-4062(513) 974-4062





Upper Valley Medical Center

Penwell HSHeather Penwell, BSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Breast, Lung, other
(937) 440-4822(937) 440-4822





Conway HSCaitlin Conaway, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary, other
(937) 440-4819(937) 440-4819




Get the Help You Need on Your Cancer Journey

We understand that having cancer can be a life-changing experience — and we’re here for you at every step of your cancer journey. Premier Health’s cancer team helps you and your loved ones with advanced diagnostics and treatments, compassionate support and facilities built around your needs. As a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, we offer you advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of one of the top-ranked cancer centers in the nation.

The Premier Health cancer hotline is your one-stop link to the answers you need about cancer services across the region. To connect with a Premier Health cancer specialist, call (844) 316-HOPE (4673)(844) 316-HOPE (4673) Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Learn More About Cancer

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about many types of cancer. Learn about conditions, treatments and much more.

Women Wisdom Wellness from Premier Health provides help for coping and thriving, despite cancer’s challenges, with trusted content reviewed by our experts.

Content Updated: August 22, 2018

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