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Infusion Team

Infusion Team

Infusion Therapists deliver chemotherapy, medications and fluids through a catheter into the bloodstream. Our therapists are specially trained to administer and monitor infusion medications and administer blood transfusions or other procedures related to infusion therapies.

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Kelly Andrews, RN

Kelly Andrews, RN

Kelly Andrews, RN, a graduate of Columbus Technical College, joined the WGMC team in 2010. Since then she has worked in several areas within our hospital that has provided her a background with diversified experience. Her career has consisted of Med-Surg, Home Health Care, and Emergency Services. She currently is practicing nursing in the oncology field and hopes to further her education and obtain her OCN certification.

I have always possessed an interest in Oncology as a result of a personal experience with cancer in my family. I enjoy caring for and encouraging others during their cancer journey.

Betsy Barnette, RN, OCN

Betsy Barnette, RN, OCN

Betsy Barnette, RN, OCN, began working as a CNA for WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in 2001. As a Sims scholarship recipient, Betsy graduated from LaGrange College in 2006 and began her nursing career on 6-South. She joined the Ambulatory Infusion Team in 2015.

I wanted to become a part of the Infusion Team because of my increasing interest in Oncology Nursing. I am committed to providing the best level of care and compassion to our patients battling this dreaded disease. It is a blessing to me to serve patients and their families with this group of dedicated professionals.

Ashlee Beckham, Certified Pharmacy Technician

Ashlee Beckham, CpHT

Ashlee Beckham, CpHT, began working as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in Ambulatory Infusion at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in 2016. She earned an associate's degree in Pharmacy Technology in 2013 and spent the last three years in retail pharmacy. In her role in Ambulatory Infusion, she primarily prepares medicines for patients ranging from chemotherapy drugs, to iron infusions to maintenance medications to allergy injections. She also helps patients with co-pay and drug assistance.

This career is a blessing to me. I enjoy getting to know our patients and helping them through their cancer journey. I am thankful for a job I enjoy doing, and I am constantly learning new things on a daily basis that allows me to grow as a Pharmacy Technician. I love being able to put a smile on patients' faces during their difficult time.

Lisa Cameron, CNA

Lisa Cameron, CNA

Lisa Cameron, CNA, began working at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in 2001 and joined the Ambulatory Infusion team in 2011. She is the Health Unit Coordinator and Infusion Assistant. Lisa performs a wide range of duties, including scheduling patient appointments, maintaining medical records and arranging patient transportation. Lisa greets every Infusion patient and assists them throughout their clinic visit.

I was drawn to the Ambulatory Infusion department because I enjoy helping others. I truly love all of our patients and being able to help them through difficult times.

Catennia Foster, LPN / Pharmacy Tech

Catennia Foster, LPN/Pharmacy Tech

Catennia Foster, who began working at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in 1995, joined the Ambulatory Infusion department in 2006. Her primary responsibility is to prepare medicines for patients, ranging from chemotherapy drugs and iron infusions to maintenance medications and allergy injections. She also assists with patient procedures and schedules patients’ appointments. Foster is a Licensed Practical Nurse and received her education from LaGrange College and West Georgia Technical College.

This career was a godsend to me via a few angels at the right time in my life. My work has given me the opportunity to grow, both in the clinical nursing aspect as well as the pharmacy perspective. I give thanks for having a job that I enjoy doing and learning from on a daily basis.

Regina McDonald, RN, OCN

Regina McDonald, RN, OCN

Regina McDonald, RN, OCN, began working at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in 2000 and joined Ambulatory Infusion in 2014. She brings to us a strong background in Intensive Care, surgical, and cardiac care. Regina attended Southern Union State Community College.

Joining Ambulatory Infusion has been an eye-opening experience for me. The dedication and committment this team of nurses and staff gives to our patients is second to none. I look forward to many years of expanding my knowledge and skills in oncology nursing.

Kim Ragle, Infusion Therapist, RN, OCN

Kim Ragle, Infusion Therapist, RN, OCN

Kim Ragle has been with WellStar West Georgia Medical Center since 1998. She worked on the medical oncology floor for about five years and has served as Ambulatory Infusion Treatment Coordinator since 2003. She oversees the care and treatment of patients who receive a variety of infusion therapy: chemotherapy, blood transfusion and antibiotics. She also helps patients apply for patient assistance programs to help cover the cost of their treatment. Ragle is a graduate of the nursing program at Southern Union State Community College and received her National Oncology Certification in 2004.

I chose to be a nurse out of a need to help people in a very specific way, but I don't believe I chose to be an oncology nurse — it chose me. It takes a certain kind of person to deal with people who are fighting cancer. I try to make people laugh and focus on the fact that I give people hope and a chance to live.