Expansion of Oncology Nursing Development Program Announced

Monday, October 12, 2015

Greenwich, CT (October 12, 2015) – Greenwich Hospital today announced the expansion of the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Development Program that helps train undergraduate nursing students to include the oncology nursing staff at Greenwich Hospital.

Stamford resident Frederick C. Flynn, Jr. created the program in 2014, in his wife’s memory and out of gratitude for the care provided by Palliative Care director Donna Coletti, MD. The program involved a fellowship which provided aspiring undergraduate nurses with a comprehensive clinical exposure to oncology nursing and expert training in compassionate care.

The expanded program will now support the professional training and development of Greenwich Hospital’s oncology nursing staff. Planned program elements include financially sponsoring advanced education certifications, memberships in key professional organizations (e.g. Oncology Nursing Society), attendance at leading industry conferences, and various technical and professional skills training. /p>

“A key to the success of our fellowship program at Greenwich Hospital is the valuable mentoring provided by the enthusiastic preceptors and highly skilled nursing staff. As a result, I am expanding my development program to include the hospital’s oncology nursing staff,” said Flynn.

To date five “rising seniors” from Fairfield University and Boston College have completed the nursing fellowship program at Greenwich Hospital. Both of the inaugural students, who graduated college this May, have already landed oncology nursing jobs at leading cancer hospitals.

Maria Marini, program director of Oncology, said “Through the generous expansion of the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Development Program, professional nurses at Greenwich Hospital will be able to enhance their oncology knowledge base and scope of expertise.”

Learn more at www.greenwichhospital.org/medical-professionals/nursing-fellowship.aspx.

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Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.

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