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Cancer Care Northwest Welcomes Two New Nurse Practitioners

Posted: February 19, 2019


SPOKANE, WA - Cancer Care Northwest (CCNW), is proud to announce the induction of its newest Certified Nurse Practitioners. Colleen Moore, DNP, and Patricia Schumacher, ARNP, joined CCNW in early February 2019, bringing with them extensive professional expertise in nursing, oncology, and clinical trials. Both practitioners have experience caring for oncology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. This experience, in addition to formal certifications, ample education, and notable honors and memberships, will further elevate local cancer services at CCNW.

“Colleen Moore and Patricia Schumacher are wonderful additions to our cancer-fighting team here at Cancer Care Northwest,” says Dr. Ryan Holbrook, CCNW Practice President and Surgical Oncologist. “Colleen and Patricia have both provided excellent patient care for many years. CCNW’s goal is to assemble the best possible care team available and keep innovative treatment options where patients can easily access them, right here at home. Their addition is a significant contribution to this effort.”

Moore graduated from Kentucky State University, where she completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Kentucky State University. While earning her degrees, Colleen worked as an RN as a Clinical Trials Coordinator in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the University of Kentucky – Markey Cancer Center. She has worked as a Surgical Oncology Nurse at Kalispell Regional Hospital since 2017.

Schumacher earned her Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Florida Graduate School of Nursing in Tampa, Florida. She received her Master of Science in Nursing Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Patricia has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Oncology/Hematology clinics, inpatient hospitals, and for clinical research departments since 2002. Most recently, she worked at the Levine Cancer Institute and Myers Park Pediatrics in Charlotte, North Carolina.