Julie Hammon, Oncology Nurse Navigator at Oaklawn Hospital in Michigan, has been recognized as a “Leader in Nursing” among “America’s Best Nurses” for 2017. She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in Hematology, Oncology, Education, Leadership, Clinical Research, Nursing, Patient Care, and Healthcare Finance.
Ms. Hammon has been a practicing registered nurse for the past 25 years. Her nursing career started with an associates degree in 1991, a bachelor’s from Michigan State in 2000 and her master’s from the University of Michigan in 2008. Her first nursing venture was as a Medical Surgical Nurse. In 1994, her supervisor at the time approached her about venturing into the field of chemotherapy. Today she is one of four Oncology Certified Nurses at Oaklawn.
Oaklawn Hospital is an independently owned non-profit hospital with a reputation for providing compassionate, personal care. It has been a “Magnet” hospital for the last 8 years.
Ms. Hammon is committed to providing her patients the best evidence-based care available. Her day-to-day responsibilities as Oncology Nurse Navigator include educating patients and families about Oncology. This consists of teaching them about Survivorshop, drug side effects, and reoccurrence. She is also responsible for signing patients up for various foundations and low-cost drug programs and keeping her staff up-to-date on best practices in the field of Oncology.
Ms. Hammon attributes her strong work ethic to being positive about what she does and always exchanging her information to others. No matter what, she always keeps trying and makes sure to have a plan A, B, and C.
Of all her accomplishments, Ms. Hammon is most proud of being able to make a difference in the lives of her patients and having patients who say “thank you” for always helping them in their time of need. She was awarded an Oncology Nursing Society scholarship to attend the ONS Research Conference in 2013. Her long-term goals include continuing to grow the Oncology Clinic and always having the best resources available to help her patients.
Ms. Hammon is affiliated with the Oncology Nursing Society, Michigan Cancer Consortium, and 5Cs (Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition). She is an Adjunct Professor for Baker College of Jackson, MI, and contributes to the American Cancer Society.
Ms. Hammon is a proud mother of three and grandmother of six. She enjoys quilting and scrapbooking in her free time.
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Oncology Nurse Navigator at Oaklawn Hospital
- Oaklawn was founded in 1925 as a 12-bed hospital in a residential home, funded by a group of visionary philanthropists. Now, more than eight decades later, Oaklawn has evolved into a highly regarded regional health care organization, licensed for 77 acute care beds and a 17-bed inpatient psychiatric unit.
- Oaklawn has continued to be an independently owned non-profit hospital, with our main campus residing on the same site as the original hospital, providing facilities, equipment and technology that are usually only found at larger health systems.
- With a reputation for advancing medicine and providing compassionate, personal care. Comprised of a service area including Calhoun County and parts of Branch and Eaton counties with a medical staff of more than 150 providers representing over 35 specialties. Oaklawn has been a Magnet hospital for the last 8 years.