St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
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Advanced Practice Providers

Laura L. Asaro, NP, MS. Laura L. Asaro, NP, MS.
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)
Laurie Asaro comes to Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center with a nursing background extending over 23 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Her experience as a registered clinical nurse includes maternal child health, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and orthopedics. She graduated in 2006 with a Master of Science in Nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She is a member of the Nurse Practitioners of Idaho and the Oncology Nursing Society. Laurie enjoys volunteering at the Garden City Community Clinic.
Jessica Butterfield, NP Jessica Butterfield, NP
Tammie Sherner, CNS Tammie Sherner, CNS
Our psycho-oncology provider, Tammie Sherner MSN, APRN-CNS, completed her advanced practice degree in nursing at Idaho State University in 2013.  She has been a board certified psychiatric nurse for 20 years, with a wide variety of experience in both the out-patient and in-patient setting.  She was the lead nurse for both the Assertive Community Treatment Team and Mobile Crisis Team at Region IV Mental Health in Boise.  She was employed at Saint Alphonsus Psychiatric Center for 10 years as a charge nurse on the in-patient unit.  In 2006, she was named the Idaho Psychiatric Nurse of the Year, by the March of Dimes.  In 2011, she was awarded the Presidential Commendation by Saint Alphonsus, the highest award, given to an employee.  When asked what led her to the field of psycho-oncology, she simply says… “I was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, and even with all of my experience with psychiatry… I did not know what to say.  The practice of psycho-oncology allows me to use my experience in psychiatry and my experience as a cancer survivor to help others navigate this stressful and often, overwhelming time.”
Holly Swensen, NP, M.S. Holly Swensen, NP, M.S.
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)
Holly Swensen, APRN, comes to Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center from the Saint Alphonsus Inpatient Pain Service. Holly is board certified in pain management and brings this expertise to the Cancer Care Center. She has over 30 years of nursing experience including intensive care, hospice and teaching nursing at the College of Southern Idaho. Holly graduated with honors from her Master of Science in nursing class at Idaho State University in 2001. She is an Idaho native and has practiced at many of the state's hospitals. She is a member of the American Society of Pain Management Nursing, Oncology Nursing Society and has served in many different capacities from volunteer to board member of the American Cancer Society.




Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center  |  1055 N. Curtis Road  |  Boise, Idaho 83706  |  208-367-2121

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