Island Hospital
 
Meet Our Staff
Merle Cancer Care Center Staff
 
Our team of professionals are focused on providing a warm and welcoming environment for patients and families. We understand that the cancer patient’s experience reaches beyond the physical element, and we recognize the social, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being as important aspects of the healing process. In addition, our center’s infusion room offers breathtaking views of Mt. Baker, the Salish Sea and Cascade Mountains.

 

Patrick Nestor MD


Patrick Nestor MD

Dr. Nestor earned is Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. In addition, he completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin and a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology a Washington University. Dr. Nestor is board certified in medical oncology and hematology.
   Junfeng Wang MD Junfeng Wang MD, PhD

Dr. Wang completed his Doctor of Medical Sciences degree at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China. He fulfilled his residency training in internal medicine through Yale School of Medicine at Greenwich Hospital. In addition, he completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Resource Center and the University of Washington. Dr. Wang is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.
 

Diana Bartlett


Diana Bartlett ARNP

Diana Bartlett ARNP, Merle Cancer Care Center's Oncology Nurse Practitioner, has a Master of Science in Nursing from George Washington University. She is board certified as Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Nurse, and Advanced Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. 

Danah Peace-Laws MSW, LICSW, OSW-C


Danah Peace-Laws MSW, LICSW, OSW-C

Danah Peace-Laws serves as the Merle Cancer Care Center Patient Navigator. She received her Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and then attended Eastern Washington University, where she earned her Master's degree and certificate in Public Administration. She is certified by the Association of Oncology Social Work and licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker.


For more information about our staff, or any part of the Cancer Care Program at Island Hospital, please contact us at (360) 299-4200 or eoates@islandhospital.org.


Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are dedicated to bringing comfort and caring attention to each and every patient and visitor at our center. Whether it’s a hand to hold, a story to share, or the need for a warm blanket, they are here to help. Patients who are in the clinic in the morning are offered cookies and refreshments, and at lunch a meal is served to all patients in the infusion room.

Cancer Care Volunteers

Cancer Care Volunteers

Cancer Care Volunteers