Catherine A. Lyons, RN, MS, named clinical program director at Smilow
New Haven — Catherine A. Lyons, RN, MS, NEA-BC, has
been named clinical program director, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New
Haven, and director of oncology nursing. She will serve as a member of
the Smilow executive team, directing nursing and patient care services
in the cancer hospital - including inpatient and ambulatory oncology
Before joining YNHH, Lyons was the associate director of clinical
services and nursing at the University of Rochester, James P. Wilmot
Cancer Center, in Rochester, NY. In 2002, she served as chief of the
Office of Clinical Trials Support and Research Nursing in the Center for
Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. Prior
to that, she was the executive director of cancer services at Peninsula
Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD.
Lyons began her career at Roswell Park Cancer Institute where she was
chief nursing officer and vice president of clinical operations. While
at Roswell, Lyons also served in the U.S. Army Reserves in the Army
Nurse Corps, where she rose to the rank of major.
A native of New York, Lyons earned her BSN at Niagara University and
her MSN at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was an
assistant professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester
School of Nursing. Lyons is also certified as an advanced nurse
executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org
New Haven, CT (Nov. 25, 2019) – The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH) at Yale New Haven.
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