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NWMS Proudly Sponsors The Annual Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference

NWMS proudly sponsors the Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference and our team is there showing our support for the community!

The Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference is an annual event to support and celebrate the community of cancer patients and survivors in the South Sound. Held every August on the beautiful University of Puget Sound campus, this event is presented by multiple community organizations and cancer care advocates. Thanks to the generous sponsors and exhibitors, this conference is free to all attendees! Breakout sessions throughout the day explore an array of topics supporting cancer fighters and survivors. Join us next year to hear speakers share their inspirational stories about the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of their journey with all of those affected by cancer.


“On The Spot” Employee

Congratulations our June 2019 On the Spot Winner! 
Sarah V, Medical Assistant

Winning nomination-  
Sarah documents very well and saves the team time because we know what she did with the patient. Each team member can read her documentation and no one else is doing the work in addition to her. Amazing job!  
Also nominated for-  
Sarah is the BEST TEAM LEADER! She goes out of her way to lend a helping hand to everyone on the team. That includes Providers, MA’s, reception, triage and of course our patients. I can’t narrow it down to a specific example because she does this on a daily basis for everyone. She stays with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.  

NWMS Achieves 5th Highest Corporate Fundraiser Award For ACS Relay For Life


Thanks to all of your generosity we were able to exceed our goal for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life, making us the 5th highest corporate fundraiser this year. This contribution will help so many people. It could provide 630 free rides to appointments or 315 free nights of lodging for cancer patients who need to travel for treatments. It could also help to fund a research grant to help find a new cancer treatment. Every dollar counts and really does make a difference. Thank you to those who were able to come out and show your support and for all the donations made to the raffle baskets, jean days, luncheons, bake sales, coffee carts and so much more. 
Relay for Life started right here in Tacoma with one man, Dr. Gordy Klatt, doing what he could to help in the fight against cancer. 2019 marked the 35th anniversary of his first walk and the event is now being held in more than 30 countries. The Tacoma event alone raised a total of $457,416 in 2019. There is power in community and this shows what we can accomplish when we all work together toward a common goal.  
We are so grateful to be part of a company of individuals that really care about our patients and our community. Way to go NWMS! 
-NWMS Relay for Life Committee 

Airbnb Announced A Strategic Partnership With The Cancer Support Community

Airbnb announced a strategic partnership with the Cancer Support Community. Through this collaboration, the Airbnb community will provide free housing for cancer patients and caregivers, provided they meet certain geographic and income criteria. Airbnb made the announcement at an event in New York organized by the Biden Cancer Initiative and featuring Vice President Joe Biden.

Airbnb is providing grant funding that will help relieve the financial burden of patients and their families in finding housing when traveling for treatment.

As CSC CEO Kim Thiboldeaux said in an Airbnb press release announcing the program, this is a major development for cancer patients:

“The Cancer Support Community fields thousands of calls from individuals who are struggling to cover the cost of traveling for treatments, scans, clinical trials, and other medically necessary care. This grant from Airbnb is a game-changer for these patients and caregivers — and you can hear the relief and gratitude in their voices as they learn about the free housing from the Airbnb community.”


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“On The Spot” Employee

Congratulations to Amanda H, Medical Lab Technician

May 2019 On the Spot Winner

“Amanda showed great initiative and leadership by taking it upon herself to organize and cleaned the lab. She labeled all cabinets, shelves, etc….for appropriate supply placement. This will help manage the laboratory’s inventory of supplies and ensure that we only order what we need and don’t become overstocked on items that we don’t.”

NWMS Welcomes New Medical Oncologist-Mohammed Kanaan, MD

NWMS is proud to announce that Dr. Mohammed Kanaan will be joining our Medical Oncology division in October!


Dr. Kanaan completed his Hematology & Oncology Fellowships at Michigan State University and University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Kanaan did his Internal Medicine Residency at McLaren Regional Hospital in Flint, Michigan, and his undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Surgery are from Amman, Jordan.  Dr. Kanaan has been practicing in Great Falls, Montana since 2015.  In his spare time Dr. Kanaan enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. He also enjoys soccer, swimming, diving, running and cycling.

Today NWMS Celebrates Clinical Trials Day!

Join us in celebrating Clinical Trials Day this year, by raising clinical trial awareness and honoring clinical research professionals across the globe that are committed to this important work each day!

Here is the Northwest Medical Specialties Research Department and some of our physician’s showing what inspires us.


“On The Spot” Employee

Congratulations to Yolanda M, Patient Access Representative!

April 2019 On the Spot Winner








“She went above and beyond in helping me set up for a very important meeting.”

“Yolanda stayed after hours to help set up for a meeting with very short notice.”