Michelle Bregenzer,WHCNP-BC, MSN, RN


Nurse Practitioner, City of Hope Chicago

Michelle Bregenzer - Nurse Practitioner

I want patients to know that they aren’t alone. I hope they feel the support that I do when I walk into the doors of City of Hope in Suburban Chicago.

City of Hope Chicago
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099
Nurse Practitioner
Advanced degrees:
MS, Nursing - Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Nurse
About Me

Every day that Michelle Bregenzer comes to work at City of Hope Chicago, she feels motivated by smiles from her fellow caregivers and her amazing patients. “I love that our hospital leadership encourages us to always put the patient first,” says Bregenzer, who has worked at City of Hope since 1998.

Bregenzer earned an associate’s degree in nursing from the College of Lake County, where she spent some time as a clinical instructor to third and fourth-year nursing students. Bregenzer received a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from Marquette University and then went on to earn a master’s degree in nursing at Seton Hall University. Bregenzer holds many certifications, is an Oncology Certified Nurse and is a member of the American Nursing Association.

“I want patients to know they aren’t alone,” says Bregenzer. She believes that an integrative team, and care that involves the whole family, is important to battling cancer. Bregenzer joined the City of Hope team after a nurse at a local hospital recognized her deep passion for oncology and helping others. Bregenzer works closely with medical oncologists at City of Hope to provide care for patients in a hopeful, positive and innovative environment.

As a part of the supportive environment at City of Hope, Bregenzer goes the extra mile to be available to patients. “I try to let them know that I am always available to them if they need anything. I encourage them to call with any concerns, questions or problems.”

Bregenzer enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren and the rest of her family, as well as power walking and gardening when she is not assisting patients.

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