Greenwich Hospital Hosts Oncology Nursing Fellowship Progam Graduation

Friday, July 21, 2017
Members of Greenwich Hospital’s cancer care teams joined oncology fellowship program sponsor Frederick C. Flynn, Jr. (seated center) at a celebration for graduating fellows Cristina Cioffi (seated, left of Flynn) and Jaclyn Di Yeso (seated, right of Flynn).
Greenwich, CT (July 21, 2017) – Two nursing students from Fairfield University have graduated from the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program at Greenwich Hospital.

Cristina Cioffi and Jaclyn Di Yeso are among 28 oncology nursing Flynn Fellows at 10 leading hospitals nationwide to be graduating this year. The fellowship program was first piloted at Greenwich Hospital in 2014.

During the eight-week program at Greenwich Hospital, the nursing fellows shadowed seasoned nurses and served as integral hands-on members of the cancer care team. The graduation ceremony took place July 20.

Frederick C. Flynn, Jr. of Stamford founded the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Fellowship Program in memory of his late wife. The fellowship program was inspired by his experience with Greenwich Hospital's Palliative Care Program in 2013, when his wife was in the final stages of her three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Since 2014, 101 aspiring oncology nurses have participated in this unique fellowship program nationally and over 50 Flynn Fellows have already begun their oncology nursing careers.

"This graduation is an incredible testimony to Greenwich Hospital’s commitment to the field of oncology nursing,” said Flynn. “Thanks to the outstanding staff and enthusiastic program mentors who enabled these talented students to learn so much clinically and academically about oncology nursing.”

More information about the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program, including how to donate to help support its continuation, is available at www.greenwichhospital.org/medical-professionals/nursing-fellowship.aspx

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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