GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Hospital's Donna E. Coletti, MD was among 10 women leaders honored with a BRAVA Award from the YWCA Greenwich at a ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich on Friday, Feb. 10.
Coletti was recognized for her work in the palliative care field as the founding medical director for Palliative Care Services at Greenwich Hospital and medical director for the hospital’s home hospice program.
Her career in women’s health care includes 20 years in obstetrics and gynecology, with 15 years spent as a member of Greenwich Hospital’s active medical staff.
Her health-care path was redirected in 2006 by what she described as “a familiar yet different clarion call” for her aging parents who needed assistance. Coletti became medical director of Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut in 2009.
The following year, she earned board certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. Greenwich Hospital created a palliative care department in 2012, with 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 A. Corvino, president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital.
“In all that she does as a physician, mentor and patient advocate, Dr. Coletti embodies the hospital’s philosophy of service excellence.”
Established in 1977, YWCA Greenwich BRAVA Awards recognize outstanding women achievers who have excelled in their professional careers and volunteer their time and talent to help others.