SAINT MARY'S CENTER FOR CANCER WELCOMES NURSE NAVIGATORS
ALICE MURRAY, RN & AMY THOMPSON, RN
RENO, Nev. – Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Saint Mary's Center for Cancer welcomes two nurse navigators
Alice Murray, RN and Amy Thompson, RN. Nurse navigators are instrumental
to the patient care continuum and their role is to provide care coordination,
guide patients through cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship and
support patients and their family during cancer treatment to improve and
enhance their experience.
"We are proud to have Alice and Amy join our team and we know they
will make a great addition to the Center for Cancer," said Patty
Sredy, administrative director for Saint Mary's Center for Cancer.
"In addition to their extended experience and backgrounds, they are
both passionate about cancer care and will bring a great deal of compassion
to our patients. Nurse Navigators are important because it allows our
patients to focus entirely on the healing process while we manage the
details of their care."
Alice Murray, RN joins Saint Mary's Center for Cancer as a gastrointestinal
and thoracic nurse navigator. She received her bachelor's of nursing
degree from California State University, East Bay in Hayward, Calif. and
began working with chemotherapy patients at Saint Mary's Home Care
in 2008. Murray is certified in chemotherapy and biotherapy by the Oncology
Nursing Society. Prior to joining Saint Mary's, Murray worked as a
nursing assistant at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif.
and as a registered nurse at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San
Also joining Saint Mary's Center for Cancer is Amy Thompson, RN as
a breast nurse navigator who will assist patients throughout the continuum
of cancer care diagnosis and survivorship as a breast nurse navigator.
She received her associate's of applied science in nursing from Truckee
Meadows Community College School of Nursing in Reno, Nev. and is an Oncology
Certified Nurse and is certified in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration
with the Oncology Nursing Society. Thompson was born at Saint Mary's
, is a Reno native and brings over ten years of experience as a licensed
as massage therapist.
Saint Mary's Center for Cancer is accredited as a Community Hospital
Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission
on Cancer. It is also accredited as a breast center of excellence through
National Accreditation of Breast Centers. The Center for Cancer serves
as a leader in cancer research, patient care, survivorship, professional
and public education and features the latest technology available in the
region's newest, most-comfortable facility. Designed for the comfort
and convenience of our patients, the 15,000-square-foot Center for Cancer
is located in Saint Mary's Center for Health, immediately adjacent
to Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
For more information about Saint Mary's nurse navigator program, call
775-770-7410 or visit
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed
acute care and general medical/surgical hospital providing quality patient
care since 1908. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission,
Saint Mary's offers a robust line of services including a top-rated
Center for Cancer featuring the region's only CyberKnife radiosurgery
delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room
and Senior ER and a Cardiology Program dedicated to long-term wellness.
The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group with
six primary care offices, four urgent care facilities and two retail clinics
and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing
community partner, Saint Mary's is dedicated to ensuring the health
and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit