Greenwich Hospital’s Coletti honored with BRAVA Award

Donna Coletti, right, medical director of palliative care services at Greenwich Hospital, was honored with a BRAVA Award by the YWCA Greenwich on Feb. 7. Presenting the award was Melissa Turner, the senior VP of human resources for Greenwich and Bridgeport Hospitals.

Donna Coletti, right, medical director of palliative care services at Greenwich Hospital, was honored with a BRAVA Award by the YWCA Greenwich on Feb. 7. Presenting the award was Melissa Turner, the senior VP of human resources for Greenwich and Bridgeport Hospitals.

The YWCA’s annual BRAVA Awards recognize a select group of women leaders and this year, Greenwich Hospital’s Donna Coletti was among the honorees.

Dr. Coletti, a Greenwich resident, was one of 10 women honored at the awards ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency. Dr. Coletti was recognized for her work in the palliative care field as founding medical director for Palliative Care Services at Greenwich Hospital and medical director for the hospital’s Home Hospice Program.

Dr. Coletti’s career in women’s healthcare includes 20 years in obstetrics and gynecology, 15 of which have been spent as a member of Greenwich Hospital’s active medical staff. In 2006, her healthcare path was redirected by what she describes in a press release as “a familiar yet different clarion call,” namely, her aging parents who needed assistance.

In 2009, Dr. Coletti became the medical director of Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut.

The following year, she earned board certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. In 2012, Greenwich Hospital created a palliative care department with Dr. Coletti at the helm.

Since then, patient volume has tripled and services include a teaching curriculum with resident and staff education, community outreach and a comprehensive palliative care team.

“To have such a deeply compassionate and highly competent physician like Donna Coletti leading Greenwich Hospital’s Palliative Care Department not only benefits our patients, but all of the communities we serve,” said Frank Corvino, president/CEO, in a press release. “In all that she does as a physician, mentor and patient advocate, Dr. Coletti embodies the hospital’s philosophy of service excellence.”

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