Kalamazoo, MIWest Michigan Cancer Center, a collaboration of Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare Group, is pleased to announce the addition of five new mid-level providers to its staff at the main campus in Kalamazoo.

Laura Mullins, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON, is a Certified Genetic Educator through the Oncology Nursing Society and a Certified Nurse Practitioner. She provides genetic counseling as a practitioner in collaboration with other members of the patient’s health care team. Mullins works directly with patients to provide assessments, counseling, follow-ups and referrals to community resources, if necessary.

A graduate of the Grace Hospital School of Nursing inDetroit, Mullins continued her education and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University.

Julie DiGiovanni, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant in our gynecologic oncology department, working directly with patients of Dr. Anna Hoekstra.

DiGiovanni received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona.

Steve Stone, PA-C, and Jill Noack, PA-C, are Physician Assistants in our medical oncology department who see patients at both Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center.

Stone received his Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science in medicine degree and a Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. His responsibilities include seeing and evaluating hematology, medical and radiation oncology patients and conducting consultations.

Noack received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan and a Bachelor of Science, Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Her responsibilities include seeing and evaluating hematology, medical and radiation oncology patients and conducting consultations.

Tricia Miedema, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant in our radiation oncology department, working directly with patients of Drs. Salvador Espinoza and Linda Grossheim.

Miedema received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Hope College.  She earned a Master of Science in Medicine degree and a Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.  Her responsibilities include working directly with each of the physicians in pre and post radiation management of patients.