Cathy has worked in the cancer registry field in various capacities since 2009. She began her cancer registry career working as Cancer Conference and Follow-Up Coordinator for Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL where she worked until June of 2012. From there she held the position of Cancer Registrar/Coordinator for a Cancer Registry outsourcing company where she worked with CoC accredited cancer program clients and managed project abstraction teams before coming on board with Registry Partners as a Project Manager in 2015.
Cathy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from Devry University in Chicago, IL in 2013. She also earned her Associate’s in Applied Science Degree from Rasmussen College in Romeoville, IL in 2011 and completed the AHIMA Distance Education, Cancer Registry Management Program in April, 2011. She is a member of the National Cancer Registrars Association, Cancer Registrars of Illinois and Chicago Area Cancer Registrars Association.
Cathy resides in Plainfield, IL and has been married for 28 years. She has four daughters ranging in age from 18-27, and has been blessed with 3 grandchildren, ages 1, 2 and 3 who she truly believes are the reward for all of life’s hard work.
Q&A with Cathy Haynes:
Q: Do you have any advice for someone considering working remotely?
A: The best advice I can give someone when they are thinking of working remotely is to make sure they are self-disciplined, possess time management skills, and have a designated office where they can close the “door” to their personal responsibilities.
Q: What are skills you feel are important for a cancer registrar to possess?
A: A cancer registrar must be organized, detail oriented and willing to learn since our role and our field is constantly changing and evolving.
Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of the office?
A: Spending time with family and friends, boating, cooking and gardening.