Wendy Brooks, RN, ONN-CG (T)
Nurse Navigator, Thoracic, Sarah Cannon Cancer Network-HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City, MO
Wendy Brooks RN, ONN-CG (T) works as a Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator for Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a member and holds a board position in the Kansas City chapter of AONN. Her past clinical experiences have included Palliative care, Hospice, Med/Surg and Emergency Room. During her Navigation experience, she has functioned as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the network COC committee, serves on the National Advisory Board for Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute representing the Kansas City market. She is a published writer for AONN at the 2016 and 2017 conference, assisted in writing the Thoracic certification exam, and is an abstract-reviewer. She holds her RN licenses in Kansas and Missouri, and is certified through AONN as a certified generalist and thoracic Navigator. She is also a certified smoking cessation counselor for the American Lung association and initiated smoking cessation programs throughout the greater Kansas City area hospitals and community. She has recently accepted the position of Cabinet Member of the American Lung Association. She served in the US Army. She has been married 27 years, has 2 daughters, 1 son, and 1 amazing granddaughter. She recently returned from a one-week, 3200 mile motorcycle trip on the back of her husband’s Harley Davidson and was Citizen of the Year at Spring Hill, Kansas. Finally, and probably most importantly, an award winning caramel apple-pie baker.
Wendy Brooks acknowledges that patients are often more anxious post-treatment than they are during treatment and explains how she helps her patients manage their post-treatment concerns.
Wendy Brooks stresses how important it is for patients to connect with a navigator to help them through their cancer journey.
Last modified: April 25, 2018