Meet some of our nurses

Nurses in the Women’s Center and Pediatric Clinic

Registered nurses work in CMH Clinics and at the hospital. Get to know two of our newest RNs who work in the Women’s Center and Pediatric Clinic. These RNs support the clinics, providers and medical assistants by providing nurse-only appointments, phone education/advice based on AAP and ACOG guidelines, manage and provide follow-up for high risk patients and more.

Brooke DuncanBrooke, RN

How long have you worked here? 

I’ve worked at CMH as an RN since 2003, so 16 years. Prior to that, I was a CNA and a volunteer in the OB department here. 

What other jobs have you had in your lifetime?

I volunteer in Africa every year, working clinics and delivering babies.

Are you married or do you have a partner? If so, how long have you been together?

My husband, John, and I have been together for four years. He is in the Coast Guard.

Do you have any children? How many?

I have three children, and my husband has four children. Together, we’re raising seven amazing kids — two boys in college and five girls in our home.

What are your favorite foods?

I’m a pescatarian. I don’t eat meat, but I love fresh, local seafood.

What does person-centered care mean to you?

To me, person-centered care means that I treat each of my patients as the unique individuals that they are, not as if they are on an assembly line, all identical. I try to treat each of my patients as I would want myself or my children and family members to be treated.

What are your hobbies?

I’m a watercolor artist. I love running marathons and half-marathons, traveling the world and raising our beautiful children.

Which superpower would you want to have?

Mind reading, so I could hopefully prevent crimes, help negotiate and help people get along/communicate better.

Who is your favorite musician/band?

David Gray

Do you have any pets?

2 dogs: an old Great Dane and a young Goldendoodle

What is your top pet peave?

Mean people

What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?

Strawberry Shortcake

What is your greatest accomplishment?

My amazing, successful, kind children

What connects you with the community? 

I was raised here on the coast in Cannon Beach. I attended Seaside schools. I went to the University of Puget Sound for my bachelor’s degree but then returned to Seaside to raise my family. I loved being raised in a small town on the beautiful Pacific Ocean (salt water is the cure for everything, right?), and I wanted that grounding experience for my children. 

What is your favorite part about working in the Women’s Center or Pediatric Clinic? 

I love being part of the “entire picture,” the “before, during and after” in the Women’s Center, Labor and Delivery, and Pediatrics. I love supporting families through some of the most beautiful, scary, sad, exciting, stressful times of their lives. I’m blessed to be in this role. I always strive to learn more, and I never take my position for granted.

Betsy, RN

Betsy Harvey RNHow long have you worked at CMH?

Since November 2018

What other jobs have you held in your lifetime?

NICU nurse at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Randall Children’s in Portland, and most recently, St. Charles Health Center in Bend, Oregon. I was also a clinic nurse at a pediatric clinic in Bend.

Are you married or have a partner? If so, how long have you been together?

I’ve been married to Jason for seven years.

Do you have any children? How many?

I have a six-year-old daughter, Brynlee and a 21-year-old stepson, Tanner. 

What does person-centered care mean to you?

Person-centered care means being compassionate, thinking things through from the patient’s point of view, including family and friends in treatment, and most of all, seeing the person as more than just a medical diagnosis. 

What are your favorite foods?

Sushi

Where have you traveled?

Hawaii, Florida, England, Italy and Greece

Where were you born?

Portland, Oregon

What is your favorite book/movie of all time?

Book: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Movie: Top Gun

Which superpower would you want to have?

Everything I touch turns to gold.

Who is your favorite musician/band?

New Kids on the Block OG

What do you enjoy about living/working in this community?

I love the small town feel that Astoria offers. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly everywhere my family and I go.

Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child in your family?

I’m the youngest. My brother is 11 years older.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can touch my nose with my tongue, and my thumbs are double-jointed.

What is your top pet peave?

Mean people

What is your greatest accomplishment?

My daughter

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

That’s impossible. A favorite? ALL.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A pediatrician or a nurse

What is your favorite thing about working in the Women’s Center or Pediatric Clinic?

My coworkers. Everyone has been so welcoming.