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Anne Harvey Gross, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

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  • Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

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My career as a nurse leader spans two decades focusing on clinical practice innovation, improvement and patient safety. My work has been a balance of clinical operations leadership and clinical nursing practice leadership with more concentrated focus in recent years on the latter. Overseeing and advancing the practice of nursing in a variety of clinical settings locally, nationally and internationally has resulted in interventions to improve the quality of life for patients, families and nurses who care for them. My research focus is on quality of life issues in patients with ovarian cancer. I lecture annually at Boston College and University of Massachusetts, Boston on health policy issues in oncology and the role of the oncology nurse in a multidisciplinary team. As a nurse executive, I believe my strength lies in my ability to understand the practice environment, the issues facing clinical nurses and the impact they have on patients and to represent the profession and practice of nursing in multidisciplinary clinical groups. I've been a bike rider in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge since 2003, raising $28,000 for Dana-Farber in the process.

Recent Awards:

  • Health Innovation Award: Application of Team Training in Outpatient Oncology, The Boston Business Journal 2010
  • Book Award for Academic Excellence (GPA 3.90), University of Massachusetts, Boston 2010
  • Center for Patient Safety, People's Choice Award: Implementing Team Training in an Ambulatory Setting, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 2010
  • Partners in Excellence Award: Institute of Safe Medication Practice Taskforce, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 2009
  • Health Innovation Award: Drug Desensitization, Boston Business Journal 2009
  • Excellence in Health Policy and Advocacy Award, The Oncology Nursing Society 2009
  • Induction:Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society 2007
  • Partners in Excellence Award: New Patient Access, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center 2006
  • Partners in Excellence Award: Chemotherapy Desensitization Initiative, Partners Healthcare 2005
  • Partners in Excellence Award: Ambulatory to Inpatient Chemotherapy Pathway Initiative, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center 2005
  • Leadership Award, Department of Nursing & Patient Care Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 2004
  • Innovation Award: Open Access Program, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems 2001


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