Melissa is a certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience, she has more than 17 years in hospice and palliative care, and became certified in hospice and palliative care over 10 years ago. Prior to this, she began her nursing career working on a medical/surgical unit at Lowell General Hospital. Melissa graduated from Rivier College in 1998.
Melissa is passionate about palliative care and is a strong advocate in educating patients and families, helping provide them with the best quality of life. In additional to educating patients, Melissa feels it is very important to provide emotional support to her patients and their family members in order to help them meet their goals. In her role, Melissa recognizes the importance of assisting patients, families, and staff members with end-of-life discussions, decision-making, and symptom management through her hospice and palliative care experience.
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