Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Carolyn Hayes is a nurse executive at the Dana-Farber Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, a joint venture of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute [DFCI] and Brigham and Women's Hospital [BWH]. Carolyn serves as the associate chief nurse for oncology at BWH, the nurse executive accountable for an average of 145 medical oncology patients per day. She also serves as the senior director of Patient and Family Programs at DFCI, accountable for continuum of care clinical initiatives, including executive leadership of the Patient and Family Advisory Councils, the Office for Patient and Family Assistance, Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, and Patient and Family Education. Dr. Hayes received her BSN from Georgetown University, her master of science in nursing service administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Ph.D. from Boston College. After completing her masters she did a fellowship in administration at the University of Chicago Hospitals and after completing her doctorate she did a fellowship in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School. More recently she was selected for and completed a year with the Brigham Leadership Development Program partnered with Harvard Business School. Her clinical, teaching, writing and research have been focused on clinical ethics, end-of-life decision making, integrative therapies and nursing administration. Carolyn has held various local academic appointments and has served several times as course faculty for clinical ethics courses at the graduate level in varied academic institutions. Dr. Hayes is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and Organization of Nurse Leaders - Massachusetts and Rhode Island for which she just completed a two-year term as an elected Nominating Committee member.