Simone Rinaldi, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Simone Rinaldi, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Director of Nursing, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine
Co-Director, Palliative Care Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Educational and professional experience
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Political Economy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1993 Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1993-1996 Staff Nurse, Baystate Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit, Springfield, MA
1996 Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Primary Care, University of Connecticut, Storrs
1996 National Health Service Corps Fellowship
1997-1998 Nurse Practitioner, Albany Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Albany, NY
1997- 2000 Nurse Practitioner, Correctional Medical Services, Coxsackie Regional Medical Unit, Coxsackie, NY
2000-2008 Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care Specialist, Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, Hospice and Palliative Care Department, Hyannis, MA
2008-2010 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Patient Care Serviced, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Director of Nursing, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine (2016-current)
Director, MGH Adult Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care Fellowship (2015-2020)
Co-Director, MGH Palliative Care Clinic (2010-current)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Current teaching and research interests

Simone is the Director of Nursing for the MGH Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine (DPCGM) and the Co-Director of the MGH Palliative Care Clinic. She is a nurse practitioner, board-certified in Adult Health and Hospice and Palliative Care. Since starting her nursing career, she has focused on the development of innovative palliative care programs across a wide array of settings including acute, correctional, homecare, and ambulatory-care clinics. Simone has been with DPCGM since 2010 and has been responsible for building and leading the nursing teams across the major service lines within the division (inpatient, outpatient, home-based, and geriatrics). Simone has served a significant role in leading the development and optimization of clinical operations that align with departmental and institutional strategies to improve quality of care and patient experience. Clinical operations are her focus and her passion. She believes that strong clinical operations can aid in the creation of robust, resilient, and highly functioning teams; serve as the foundation for healthy and collaborative relationships with referrers/colleagues; and create an environment of trust for our patients. Her research interest and efforts have focused on the delivery of early integrated outpatient palliative care for patients with advanced cancers.