We received a three page letter nominating Bri Hottinger, a top notch Oncology nurse here in Findlay. She had gone above and beyond the scope of her job to assist a cancer patient get access to new drugs still in experimental stages at the time and in doing so allowed the patient to beat the cancer and live to tell her story.
We met a very humble and compassionate young lady who loves her job. Each patient becomes family to her over the average two years of treatment. “I have many grandmas, sisters and moms among my patients.” She is currently responsible for infusion of drugs to fight cancer at the Orion Cancer Clinic. She is working to become a Nurse Navigator who sees a patient from the moment they walk through the door until they beat and survive the cancer. It can be a multi-year experience.
Bri has been an RN for five years earning her 2 year degree at Owens. She is currently enrolled at Capella University studying to earn her Bachelors in Science in Nursing degree.
Bri was raised in McComb and moved to Findlay in 1999. She has been married 12 years and she and her husband have two boys ages three and four. They also have a little malti-poo named Libby.
When not caring for patients she spends her time with her children, watching them play soccer and playing. Prior to having children she and her husband traveled to Florida, Memphis and several cruises. She is also taking a “girl trip” to Mexico this summer with a fellow nurse.
Her role model in nursing has been Jane McKee who has been with her since the onset of her nursing career and has “taught her everything about nursing.” In her personal life Grandma, “was an excellent personage who reached out to everybody.
She loves Findlay as it is family oriented and a great place to raise a family.