Thanks to the generous support of the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Training and Development Fund, the Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship program at Massachusetts General Hospital was able to host two additional nursing students for the summer of 2014 and 2015. Three registered nurses working within oncology nursing received $2000 each from the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Training and Development fund to attend the Oncology Nursing Society Nursing Congress in Orlando Florida in April, 2015. On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 MGH is hosting the first annual Susan D. Flynn visiting scholar, Donna Coletti MD, MS, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich CT. Dr Coletti’s presentation will focus on Palliative Care panel discussion and visit to the MGH oncology units.


9:00 am Welcome (Meet in White Lobby)
Mandi Coakley & Carol Ghiloni
9:30 am Tour Phillips House 21
Meet Adele Keeley and Staff
10:15 am Tour Lunder 9
Meet Barbara Cashavelly & Staff
10:45 am Tour Lunder 10
Meet Ellen Fitzgerald & Staff
11:30 am Lunch (Meigs Conference Room)
Founders House 4
1:00 pm Palliative Care Presentation
O’Keefe Auditorium
1:45 pm Panel Discussion (1 hour)
O’Keefe Auditorium


Medical Director, Greenwich Hospital Palliative Care Services
Medical Director, Greenwich Home Hospice

Donna Coletti is the founding Medical Director for Palliative Care Services at Greenwich Hospital responsible for creating and overseeing the inpatient and outpatient models for Palliative and Hospice services as well as the educational curriculum for the Medical Residents and staff. She also holds the position of Medical Director for the Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice Program.

She started her career practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in Mt. Kisco, New York, having been in Greenwich since 1999 and Assistant Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Greenwich Hospital for seven years. She subsequently practiced Women’s Integrative Health at the Boyd Center for Integrative Medicine where she developed an interest in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. As Medical Director for Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut she managed medical care at the Rosenthal Hospice facility on the campus of Stamford Hospital in addition to their home hospice patients in Fairfield County. With a very generous donation from local donors, she started the Greenwich Hospital’s Palliative Care Service in 2012. As a lecturer on Women’s Health as well as Palliative and Hospice issues for Mercy College and local community groups, Dr. Coletti has also been featured on WGCH talk radio.

Donna holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Rutgers University and a Medical Degree from Cornell Medical College. She completed Internship and Residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York and is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has been published in several professional journals for contributions to the fields of Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease as well as Leukemia and Myeloproliferative Disorder in Down Syndrome.