Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
Nurse Manager, Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson-Bethke Hospital
An esteemed unit nurse leader at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson-Bethke Hospital in Concord, Mass., Mary Fay, RN, BSN, OCN, joined the Mass General family in 2011, when Emerson-Bethke Hospital began its partnership with the Mass General Cancer Center. Mary is an exemplary clinician who brings care and expertise to each and every patient who comes in and out of her unit. As a leader and mentor to her nursing team, she demonstrates and fosters best practices in meeting the special challenges of caring for patients with cancer.
Among these challenges is the toll of suffering and death that is inevitable in an inpatient cancer unit. Mary helps her team keep their compassion alive and cope with the emotional burden of patient care. When a dying patient was taken to Mass General from Emerson-Bethke, she and two members of her team visited the patient to say goodbye.
Mary is attentive to the wellness of both patients and staff. She is currently developing a program to provide nurses with the opportunity to reflect upon the lives of patients and families they have grown close to and lost to cancer.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Gordon B. Zacks
- Rose M. Watson
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope Foundation
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Dell, Inc.
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Mary Philopoulos
- Bruce A. Chabner, MD
- Teagan Stedman
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- Rhonda McGrail
- Kathleen Lopez, RN
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
- Lori Grassette
- David J. Kuter, MD, Dphil
- Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation
- Ann Murray Paige
- Lazarex Foundation
- Estelle Sugarman
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Kathy Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Marla Serwin
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.