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Looking for an easy way to support Calvary, at no cost to you? All you have to do is shop on Amazon!

With a few simple clicks, you can choose to have 0.5% of your total purchases designated to benefit the Hospital – it’s that easy! Here’s how to sign up:

  • Go to the website Smile.Amazon.Com

  • Follow the prompts for your email and password

  • When you see the box for “pick your own charity,” type in “Calvary Hospital” and hit return.

  • Once you get this set up, 0.5% of your total purchases will automatically go to us every time you shop on Amazon!

This program is not just for Calvary employees. Any person can set up their Amazon account and support Calvary’s mission.

We encourage you to sign up today and to share this exciting news with everyone you know!

Looking for an easy way to support Calvary, at no cost to you? All you have to do is shop on Amazon!

With a few simple clicks, you can choose to have 0.5% of your total purchases designated to benefit the Hospital – it’s that easy! Here’s how to sign up:

  • Follow the prompts for your email and password

  • When you see the box for “pick your own charity,” type in “Calvary Hospital” and hit return.

  • Once you get this set up, 0.5% of your total purchases will automatically go to us every time you shop on Amazon!

This program is not just for Calvary employees. Any person can set up their Amazon account and support Calvary’s mission.

We encourage you to sign up today and to share this exciting news with everyone you know!



New York Chapter Knights of Columbus Hosts Annual Benefit for Calvary Hospital

Local Chapter has raised more than $1,080,000 to date

BRONX, NY, February 2016 - On Sunday, February 7, Calvary Hospital hosted 170 people at the 36th annual communion mass and breakfast sponsored by the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus. The Chapter presented a check for $18,500 to Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund.

For more than three decades, the local Knights of Columbus chapter has supported Calvary by making the hospital the principal beneficiary of their year-round fundraising efforts. With this latest gift, the NY chapter has raised more than $1,000,000 to date for the Hospital’s unparalleled palliative care services.

Founded in 1899, the same year that Calvary was founded, the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus consists of 26 neighborhood councils located throughout the Bronx and Manhattan. To make a donation or to support the chapter’s next annual charity dinner on Friday, May 27, contact Joseph Kearns at the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus at (646) 401-4831 or John Sweeney at (718) 344-2776.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

PHOTOCAPTION

On Sunday, February 7, the New York Chapter of the Knights of Columbus hosted their 36th Annual Communion Mass and Breakfast at Calvary Hospital. Chapter leadership presented a $18,500 gift to Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund. With this latest gift, the NY Chapter has raised well over $1,000,000 to date for Calvary Hospital programs and services.

Pictured (left to right) are:

  •  Carmine Musumeci, State Deputy of New York;
  • John Sweeney, Treasurer, New York Chapter;
  • Joseph Kearns, President, New York Chapter;
  • Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund; and
  • John C. McArdle, NYS Council.



 

 

 

 



Calvary Annual Bereavement Course

This year, from March through May, Calvary will once again offer our Annual Bereavement Course at the Bronx campus and in downtown Brooklyn. The 10 sessions will take place:

Bronx: Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm, from March 7 through May 9, 2016.

Brooklyn: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, from March 9 through May 11, 2016.

(St. Joseph’s High School, 80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201)


The Hospital’s 10-week course is taught by various specialists from Calvary Hospital and from Calvary@Home. It is designed for those who work in the helping professions (social workers, nurses, funeral directors, etc.) The course is not for bereaved family members. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 26.

Click here for the Bronx registration form

Click here for the Brooklyn registration form





CALVARY HOSTS EVENT ON HALACHIC END-OF-LIFE CARE

CALVARY HOSTS EVENT ON HALACHIC END-OF-LIFE CARE

Educating Rabbis on End-of-Life Issues Key to Hospital Mission

BRONX, NY, December 2015 – On December 17th, Calvary Hospital -- in collaboration with

National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) -- hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care: Practical Information Every Community Rabbi Should Know.” The objective was to educate people on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care under Jewish law, so that people can make the right decisions for their families.

The program featured presentations by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; Christopher C. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; and Tony Susi ACSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Supportive Services, Calvary Hospital Hospice Program. The event attracted rabbis, doctors, social workers and rabbinical students from throughout New York City and Monsey, NY. Attendees came from Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Young Israel of Fort Lee, YI Kew Gardens Hills, YI Monsey Wesley Hills, Vaad Rabbonim of Queens, Chabad Care, Daughters of Israel, Jewish Community Council of Canarsie as well as other organizations.

The attendees learned about: EOL care in accordance with Halacha; essential medical terminology for EOL decisions; Calvary’s Home Hospice; and the Hospital’s Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan. They visited Calvary’s Shabbos Lounge and Kosher Hospitality Room; and learned about its 116-year history of caring for Jewish patients, from Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director.

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. In addition to kosher food upon request, Jewish inpatients and their families can expect a daily visit from a Rabbi, food from an expanded Kosher Hospitality Room, dedicated Shabbos Lounge, Kabbalat Shabbat service, and celebrations of all major holidays. Calvary Hospital is part of the Pelham Parkway eruv.

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Halachic EOL Care (page 2)

Calvary recently embarked on a year-long restoration of a historic Torah, No. 515, on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust. A fundraising initiative related to this project will support Calvary’s comprehensive care for all patients and families at their inpatient facilities, Home Hospice patients throughout the greater New York area, and at The Dawn Greene Hospice. To support this important initiative, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/torahrestoration

The Hospital’s outreach to the Jewish community, and the Torah Restoration, has been spearheaded by Dr. Brescia.

Since 2012, Calvary has partnered with Yeshiva University to educate people in the Orthodox Jewish community about how to access excellent end-of-life in accordance with Jewish law (Halakha). The goal of this partnership is to provide observant Jews with the information they need, to make the right end-of-life care decisions for their families. To learn more about the YU program or to submit questions, go to http://yu.edu/riets/end-of-life-care and click on the button called “Rabbinic Consultation Form.”

The National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) was founded in 1996 in order to form a united and cohesive group of Jewish Burial Societies in the United States and Canada, dedicated to promoting awareness of traditional Jewish end-of-life decisions and burial practices. It acts as an umbrella organization to assist affiliated groups in defining, establishing, and achieving the highest degree of respect for life and Kovod Hames as defined by Jewish law.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

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Halachic EOL Care (page 3)

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On December 17th, Calvary Hospital hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care” to educate community rabbis and community leaders on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care in accordance with Jewish law (Halacha). The program featured speakers such as: Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; Christopher C. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; and Tony Susi ACSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Supportive Services, Calvary Hospital Hospice Program. Pictured (left to right):

  • Chistopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary;
  • Rabbi Harold Stern, Jewish Chaplain, Calvary;
  • Edward R. Burns, MD, Executive Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;
  • Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Founder, NASCK;
  • Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Yeshiva University;
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary; and
  • Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Community Liaison, Calvary.

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Halachic EOL Care (page 4)

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On December 17th, Calvary Hospital hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care” to educate community rabbis and community leaders on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care in accordance with Jewish law (Halakha). Pictured: Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University speaking to the audience.

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Halachic EOL Care (page 5)

Caption for Photos #4-#5

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. During the Hospital’s recent event on “Halachic End-of-life Care,” community rabbis and other attendees had the opportunity to tour their Bronx campus. They visited Calvary’s Shabbos Lounge and Kosher Hospitality Room (both pictured above).

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Educating Rabbis on End-of-Life Issues Key to Hospital Mission 

BRONX, NY, December 2015 – On December 17th, Calvary Hospital -- in collaboration with National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) -- hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care: Practical Information Every Community Rabbi Should Know.” The objective was to educate people on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care under Jewish law, so that people can make the right decisions for their families.

The program featured presentations by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; Christopher C. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; and Tony Susi ACSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Supportive Services, Calvary Hospital Hospice Program. The event attracted rabbis, doctors, social workers and rabbinical students from throughout New York City and Monsey, NY. Attendees came from Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Young Israel of Fort Lee, YI Kew Gardens Hills, YI Monsey Wesley Hills, Vaad Rabbonim of Queens, Chabad Care, Daughters of Israel, Jewish Community Council of Canarsie as well as other organizations.

The attendees learned about: EOL care in accordance with Halacha; essential medical terminology for EOL decisions; Calvary’s Home Hospice; and the Hospital’s Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan. They visited Calvary’s Shabbos Lounge and Kosher Hospitality Room; and learned about its 116-year history of caring for Jewish patients, from Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director.

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. In addition to kosher food upon request, Jewish inpatients and their families can expect a daily visit from a Rabbi, food from an expanded Kosher Hospitality Room, dedicated Shabbos Lounge, Kabbalat Shabbat service, and celebrations of all major holidays. Calvary Hospital is part of the Pelham Parkway eruv.  
                                     

Calvary recently embarked on a year-long restoration of a historic Torah, No. 515, on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust. A fundraising initiative related to this project will support Calvary’s comprehensive care for all patients and families at their inpatient facilities, Home Hospice patients throughout the greater New York area, and at The Dawn Greene Hospice. To support this important initiative, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/torahrestoration

The Hospital’s outreach to the Jewish community, and the Torah Restoration, has been spearheaded by Dr. Brescia.


Since 2012, Calvary has partnered with Yeshiva University to educate people in the Orthodox Jewish community about how to access excellent end-of-life in accordance with Jewish law (Halakha). The goal of this partnership is to provide observant Jews with the information they need, to make the right end-of-life care decisions for their families. To learn more about the YU program or to submit questions, go to http://yu.edu/riets/end-of-life-care and click on the button called “Rabbinic Consultation Form.”


The National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK)
was founded in 1996 in order to form a united and cohesive group of Jewish Burial Societies in the United States and Canada, dedicated to promoting awareness of traditional Jewish end-of-life decisions and burial practices. It acts as an umbrella organization to assist affiliated groups in defining, establishing, and achieving the highest degree of respect for life and Kovod Hames as defined by Jewish law.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

Caption

On December 17th, Calvary Hospital hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care” to educate community rabbis and community leaders on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care in accordance with Jewish law (Halacha). The program featured speakers such as: Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; Christopher C. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; and Tony Susi ACSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Supportive Services, Calvary Hospital Hospice Program. Pictured (left to right):

  • Chistopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary;
  • Rabbi Harold Stern, Jewish Chaplain, Calvary;
  • Edward R. Burns, MD, Executive Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;
  • Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Founder, NASCK;
  • Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Yeshiva University;
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary; and
  • Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Community Liaison, Calvary.

          

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On December 17th, Calvary Hospital hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care” to educate community rabbis and community leaders on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care in accordance with Jewish law (Halakha). Pictured: Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University speaking to the audience.


  

Caption for Photos #4-#5

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. During the Hospital’s recent event on “Halachic End-of-life Care,” community rabbis and other attendees had the opportunity to tour their Bronx campus. They visited Calvary’s Shabbos Lounge and Kosher Hospitality Room (both pictured above).

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See What Catholic New York is saying about us!

To see Catholic New York’s story about us in their Dec. 10th issue, here’s the link:

http://cny.org/stories/Calvary-Hospital-Restoring-Torah-Scroll-to-New-Life,13384




CALVARY HOSTS 40TH ANNUAL CAFÉ NOEL HOLIDAY PARTY FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILY

BRONX, NY, December 2015 -- On Wednesday, December 9, Calvary Hospital hosted Café Noél, its Annual Holiday Party for patients and families, at its Bronx facility. The evening has been sponsored for 40 consecutive years by The Bronx Restaurant & Tavern Owners Association, which donated the food and beverages for the party. A crowd of more than 200 patients, family members, employees and volunteers, enjoyed the delicious meal, live entertainment, and holiday music. The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers and Santa Claus were the evening’s attractions. 
 

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

 


On December 9th, Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, hosted Café Noél, their Annual Holiday Party for patients and families. The evening has been sponsored for 40 consecutive years by The Bronx Restaurant & Tavern Owners Association (BRTOA), which donated the food and beverages for the party. More than 200 patients, family members, employees and volunteers, enjoyed the delicious meal, live entertainment, and holiday music. The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers and Santa Claus were the evening’s attractions. Frank Dobbs (2nd from right), whose group sponsored the event, is pictured with (left to right): Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO; Shaun Boyd, RN; and Eddie Gorman, Therapeutic Recreation.


The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers have performed for many years at Calvary Hospital’s Café Noel holiday party for patients and families. This year’s 40th annual party was attended by more than 200 patients, families, employees and volunteers.


On December 9th, Calvary Hospital hosted Café Noél, their Annual Holiday Party for patients and families. The evening has been sponsored for 40 consecutive years by The Bronx Restaurant & Tavern Owners Association (BRTOA). More than 200 patients, family members, employees and volunteers, enjoyed the delicious meal, holiday music, a performance by The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers and Santa Claus. Pictured: a patient and a guest.

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On December 9th, Calvary Hospital hosted Café Noél, their Annual Holiday Party for patients and families. The evening has been sponsored for 40 consecutive years by The Bronx Restaurant & Tavern Owners Association (BRTOA). More than 200 patients, family members, employees and volunteers, enjoyed the delicious meal, holiday music, a performance by The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers and Santa Claus. Pictured: Santa visiting a guest.



James Harden Joins the Calvary Hospital Board of Directors

BRONX, NEW YORK, December 10, 2015 – Calvary Hospital has announced that James Harden has joined the Board of Directors for Calvary Hospital, the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

“Having board members with a strong personal commitment to Calvary’s unique mission is essential to our future success,” said Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman, Calvary Hospital Board of Directors. “We are confident that Jim’s insight and experience will help us increase the breadth and depth of our outreach on the important work that Calvary does each and every day.”

In 2011, Mr. Harden retired as President & CEO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Under his tenure, Mr. Harden led a dramatic turnaround of this $2.l billion healthcare system, achieved A-bond rating, and award-winning quality of services.

Previously, Mr. Harden was employed by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for 23 years. He held various positions there, leaving as Executive Director-Regional Care Network. Mr. Harden was also an Assistant Hospital Administrator for New York University Medical Center.

Mr. Harden gives generously of his time to various non-profit and community organizations. His current commitments include but are not limited to: Memorial Sloan Kettering (Senior VP- Strategic Partnerships), Columbia University (Board of Trustees), and Notre Dame University College of Business (Nonprofit Professional Advisory Council).

Mr. Harden was graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors and from Columbia University with two degrees: a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health. Mr. Harden resides in New York City with his wife.  


For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

 

 



See what News 12 The Bronx is saying about us!

On Monday, November 23, 2015, News 12 The Bronx broadcast a segment on Calvary’s Torah Restoration project.  To see the story, please click here:

http://bronx.news12.com/multimedia/century-old-torah-scroll-being-restored-at-bronx-hospital-1.11157693



See what The New York Daily News is saying about us!

See what The New York Daily News

is saying about us!

In the November 22nd Sunday edition of the NY Daily News, an article about our Torah Restoration is featured on page 26 – “New life for an old Torah.”

Hyperlink to story is -- http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/old-torah-restored-brooklyn-hospital-article-1.2442907

In the November 22nd Sunday edition of the NY Daily News, an article about our Torah Restoration is featured on page 26 – “New life for an old Torah.”

Hyperlink to story is -- http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/old-torah-restored-brooklyn-hospital-article-1.2442907



Calvary Publishes Crossroads/Foresight Newsletters and Bereavement Support Services Brochure

Calvary Hospital has published the Fall issues of Crossroads & Foresight,
and our Bereavement Support Services Brochure

  • Click here to read our Crossroads newsletter (Fall 2015)
  • Click here to read our Foresight newsletter (Fall 2015)
  • Click here to read about our Bereavement Support Services


Calvary Launches Restoration of Sacred Torah

Hospital is home to Westminster Memorial Scroll No. 515
 

BRONX, NY, November 2015 – On November 11th, Calvary Hospital officially launched the restoration of a historic Torah scroll – technically a Holocaust survivor -- at a kick-off event at the 92nd Street Y. Scroll No. 515, from the town of Taus-Domazlice, is on permanent loan to Calvary from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London. The scroll is housed at the Hospital’s Bronx campus. The goal is to repair this Torah – dating from 1880 – so that it will once again be kosher for use in services and Jewish rituals.

Rabbi Moshe Druin from Sofer On Site captivated the audience with his comprehensive presentation about the restoration process and what this project will entail. In nearly three decades, Sofer On Site has helped repair hundreds of Torah Scrolls throughout the world.
Among the dozens of attendees at Calvary’s kick-off event at the 92nd Street Y were:

  • Anne Cote Taylor and Jim O’Hara (members of Hospital and Calvary Fund boards);
  • Stanley Leffler and Paul Rosenberg (Calvary Professional Advisors Council); and
  • Five Jewish Veterans who served in World War II and during the Vietnam era.

“From the Hospital’s earliest years, Calvary has always welcomed patients from all religions. We are dedicated to providing the best end-of-life care that a person can find. At Calvary, we also honor and celebrate the spiritual and faith traditions that are so important to our patients, families and staff,” said Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital.

“We are honored that the Memorial Scrolls Trust has loaned us this sacred Torah. We know that it is our responsibility to safeguard and repair it. We have no doubt that we will be able to enlist support for this worthy project from people of all faiths.”

Calvary also presented the sacred Torah to Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan at a private reception at St. Joseph’s Seminary. The Hospital educated seminarians and the deaconate about the importance of this project to people of all faith.
 

The Hospital’s outreach to the Jewish community, and the Torah Restoration, has been spearheaded by Dr. Michael J. Brescia, Executive Medical Director.

Once the Hospital raises enough funds to pay for this restoration, any remaining funds will be used to benefit all patients and families at Calvary’s inpatient facilities in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Home Hospice patients throughout the greater New York area, and at The Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan located at Mary Manning Walsh Home. Calvary is grateful to the Charles R. and Winifred R. Weber Foundation for their early, generous support of the Torah Restoration project. To support this important initiative, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/torahrestoration 


The Memorial Scrolls Trust

During World War II, the Nazis confiscated all the Jewish ritual items and sacred Torah Scrolls from Jewish communities of Bohemia and Moravia, then known as Czechoslovakia. This collection of Jewish cultural and religious artifacts bears witness to the horrors of the Holocaust. In 1964, the Westminster Synagogue in London, England, agreed to receive 1,564 Torah Scrolls from Prague.  They established the Memorial Scrolls Trust to restore the scrolls and distribute them to communities throughout the world.  Torahs are currently on permanent loan to more than 1,400 congregations throughout the world; an estimated 1,000 in the U.S. alone.  To learn more about the Trust, please visit: www.memorialscrollstrust.org  


Jewish Patients & Families

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. In addition to kosher food upon request, Jewish inpatients and their families can expect a daily visit from a Rabbi, food from an expanded Kosher Hospitality Room, dedicated Shabbos Lounge, Kabbalat Shabbat service, and celebrations of all major holidays.

Yeshiva University Collaboration

Since 2012, Calvary has partnered with Yeshiva University to educate people in the Orthodox Jewish community about how to access excellent end-of-life in accordance with Jewish law (halakha). The goal of this partnership is to provide observant Jews with the information they need, to make the right end-of-life care decisions for their families.

To learn more about the YU program or to submit questions, go to http://yu.edu/riets/end-of-life-care and click on the button called “Rabbinic Consultation Form.” To learn more about Calvary, go to: www.calvaryhospital.org and click on the first bullet listed under the “What’s New” section.

Calvary Hospital (www.calvaryhospital.org) is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org

 

 

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Dozens of people attended Calvary Hospital’s official kick-off event for their Torah Restoration at the 92nd Street Y. Pictured: Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary and Jim O’Hara, CFO, 92nd Street Y and a board member for the Calvary Fund.

 

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Dozens of people attended Calvary Hospital’s official kick-off event for their Torah Restoration at the 92nd Street Y. Pictured: A shot of the crowd at the event.

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At Calvary’s kick-off event for the restoration of a historic Torah Scroll, Rabbi Moshe Druin from Sofer On Site educated the audience about the Torah restoration process and what makes Calvary’s scroll unique. Pictured: Rabbi Moshe Druin discussing the restoration process.

 

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Dozens of people attended Calvary Hospital’s official kick-off event for the restoration of a historic Torah Scroll. The attendees included three Jewish WWII Veterans and two who served during the Vietnam era. Pictured (left to right): Milt Mitler, Abe Walfish, Herb Pearlman, Bobby Schmeidler and Nate Fisher. All are congregants of Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle, NY.

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Dozens of people attended Calvary Hospital’s official kick-off event for the restoration of a historic Torah Scroll. The attendees included three Jewish WWII Veterans and two Vietnam War veterans. All are congregants of Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle, NY. Pictured (left to right): Herb Perlman, Abe Walfish and Milt Mitler (standing) write a letter.

 

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Dozens of people attended Calvary Hospital’s official kick-off event for their Torah Restoration at the 92nd Street Y including representatives from Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society. Pictured (left to right): Debbie Feldman, Gitti Klein (RCCS), Devorah Newman (RCCS), Dr. Michael J. Brescia, Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, and Kathy Lynch.


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Dozens of people attended Calvary Hospital’s official kick-off event for their Torah Restoration at the 92nd Street Y. Pictured: Rabbi Moshe Druin (right) guides Dr. Michael J. Brescia as he writes the first letter in the restoration.

 

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Dozens of people attended Calvary Hospital’s official kick-off event for their Torah Restoration at the 92nd Street Y. Pictured: close up as another letter is written.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 



Bereavement Services - Upper East Side

 



Calvary To Host Event for Historic Torah

 
"Restoring Life to a Sacred Torah Scroll”

BACKGROUND
Calvary Hospital is embarking on a year-long restoration of a Torah scroll currently housed at their Bronx campus. The goal is to bring this Torah – dating from 1880 – back to kosher status, so that it may once again be used in Jewish rituals and religious services. Scroll No. 515, from the town of Taus-Domazlice in the Czech Republic, is on permanent loan to Calvary from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.
 

WHAT: The launch event for Calvary’s restoration project for a sacred Torah,
Memorial Scrolls Trust No. 515, created in 1880.
Open to the Public. There is no fee to attend.

DATE: Wednesday, November 11
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Reception 5:30 pm; Program 6:30 pm
 

Dietary laws will be observed

Please RSVP by October 30, 2015 to (718) 576-2809 or email
yrivera@calvaryhospital.org.

 

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.


Cooling Tower Update

In coordination with the NYC Department of Health (DOH), a recent test suggested the presence of legionella in a cooling tower at Calvary Hospital. We regularly test and disinfect our cooling tower several times each year. With the DOH, we have disinfected the tower in question, and will continue to do everything to keep our patients and employees safe.

Please note:
 

· No patient or employee at Calvary is affected by the current outbreak.

· It is safe for any person to visit or work at the Hospital. Our water and air supply are totally separate from the cooling tower. The water is safe to drink and use within the Hospital and the air is safe to breathe.

· We are alerting all our staff and visitors with any flu-like symptoms, to seek medical care immediately.

· The safety of our patients, staff, and visitors is always our priority.

· Calvary will continue to vigilantly test and disinfect the cooling tower regularly, to fully comply -- and exceed -- the NYC Department of Health mandates.

· Any media inquiry on the testing and cooling of towers should be directed to the NYC Department of Health.

 

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Calvary Hospital Hosts 12th Annual Attorney Conference

PHOTOCAPTION #2

Calvary’s 12th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference in New York City on September 24th attracted more than 250 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” program, moderated by New York County Surrogate, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was entitled “It’s a Brave New World: Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media & Technology.” The panel was comprised of: David P. Atkins, Esq., Partner, Pullman & Comley LLC; Mark A. Berman, Esq, Partner, Ganfer & Shore, LLP; and Erin Gilmore Smith, Esq., Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management. Pictured (left to right): Michael M. Mariani (Conference Chair), David P. Atkins, Mark A. Berman, and Erin Gilmore Smith.

Hospital Event Brings in New York’s Top Trusts & Estates Attorneys

BRONX, NY, September 2015 – On Thursday, September 24, Calvary Hospital hosted its 12th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. This invitation only event attracted more than 250 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. Over the past decade, Calvary’s attorney conference has earned a reputation as a must-attend event for trusts and estates practitioners.

This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” program, moderated by New York County Surrogate, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was entitled “It’s a Brave New World: Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media & Technology.” The panel was comprised of:

§ David P. Atkins, Esq., Partner, Pullman & Comley LLC;

§ Mark A. Berman, Esq, Partner, Ganfer & Shore, LLP;

§ Erin Gilmore Smith, Esq., Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management.

The conference is organized by Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC). The PAC was established by the Calvary Fund, Inc. in 2001 to assist the Board of Directors and staff in securing the financial support required to operate the country’s only acute care specialty hospital dedicated to the palliative care of adult advanced cancer patients. PAC members are volunteers from the legal, investment, accounting, insurance, and banking professions.

The conference was chaired by Michael M. Mariani, Esq., Managing Director, Deputy General Trust Counsel, and Director of Trust and Estate Services, Fiduciary Trust Company International. All attendees qualified to receive two CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits in Ethics and Professionalism.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

 

PHOTOCAPTION #1

Calvary’s 12th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference in New York City on September 24th attracted more than 250 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” program, moderated by New York County Surrogate, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was entitled “It’s a Brave New World: Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media & Technology.” The panel was comprised of: David P. Atkins, Esq., Partner, Pullman & Comley LLC; Mark A. Berman, Esq, Partner, Ganfer & Shore, LLP; and Erin Gilmore Smith, Esq., Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management. Pictured (left to right): Mark A. Berman, Hon. Nora S Anderson, David P. Atkins, Erin Gilmore Smith, Michael M. Mariani (Conference Chair) and Michael J.A. Smith, Fiduciary Consultant. Mr. Smith is Chairman of Calvary Hospital’s Professional Advisors Council and a member of the Calvary Fund Board of Directors.

 

PHOTOCAPTION #2

Calvary’s 12th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference in New York City on September 24th attracted more than 250 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” program, moderated by New York County Surrogate, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was entitled “It’s a Brave New World: Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media & Technology.” The panel was comprised of: David P. Atkins, Esq., Partner, Pullman & Comley LLC; Mark A. Berman, Esq, Partner, Ganfer & Shore, LLP; and Erin Gilmore Smith, Esq., Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management. Pictured (left to right): Michael M. Mariani (Conference Chair), David P. Atkins, Mark A. Berman, and Erin Gilmore Smith.

 



Calvary Hospital Honors Maria Sewell with "Unit Secretary Excellence" Award

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, September 2015 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Maria Sewell with the “Unit Secretary Excellence” Award.

Maria Sewell is a 36 year veteran of Calvary. She began working as a Nurse’s Aide and later graduated as a Cancer Care Technician. Her career has included being a Ward Secretary and Senior Unit Secretary/Coordinator. Some of her nomination forms from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:     

  • Maria is always helpful to all patients, employees, and families; she is very professional in her work and treats everyone with dignity and respect. She does not say “no” to any requests, that is one of the many reasons why I believe she should be given this award, she possesses all of the qualities that are required.

  • Maria consistently maintains her unit and makes certain that everything is in its place. She oversees the unit secretaries and schedules making certain that there is always coverage for all units. She tirelessly educates and trains the secretaries in her unit when needed. I feel she certainly deserves this award.

Born and raised in the country of Jamaica, Maria has resided in the Bronx for decades, with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Over the years, she has encouraged many friends to work at Calvary.

The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, cancer care technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate the Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work.

Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

 

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.


PHOTOCAPTION

Calvary recognized Maria Sewell with the “Excellence” Award. Pictured left to right:

  • Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;

  • Maria Sewell, (Honoree) and;

  • Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services.

 



CALVARY HOSTS 18TH ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT CAMP

Children enjoy traditional activities and remember loved ones

BRONX, NY, August 27, 2015 – From August 17-21, Calvary Hospital hosted the 18th consecutive session of its bereavement camp for 86 children and teenagers, from ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass® has taken place at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn for the past three years. The camp staff included 65 adult counselors, some of whom work for Calvary, and two junior counselors who were campers themselves just a few years ago.

The campers enjoyed traditional activities such as swimming, fishing, and basketball. They also enjoyed activities this year including:

  • Making small wooden see-saws to remember the person that each camper lost;
  • Visits by three therapy dogs;
  • An obstacle course;
  • BBQ lunch and dance party;
  • Lessons in playing guitar, piano, comic book artistry and scrapbooking;
  • Two clowns from the Big Apple Circus.

Calvary’s Camp Compass® provided a safe, nurturing environment for the children of diverse backgrounds to validate feelings, offer hope, and have fun for the week. All of the campers attend the Hospital’s year-round bereavement programs -- “Precious Moments” -- for young children aged 6 to 11 years old or the teen bereavement support for 12- to 18-year-olds. These groups, which meet at the Hospital in the Bronx and in downtown Brooklyn, have helped hundreds of children to date with their grief process. All groups are free and open to the community.

Supporters of the Hospital’s children’s bereavement programs and Calvary’s Camp Compass® have included but are not limited to: Newman's Own Foundation, Eileen T. Nugent, the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the van Ameringen Foundation, the George Link, Jr. Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation, Robert Mize and Isa White Trimble Foundation, and the Hagedorn Fund.

In the New York metropolitan area, Calvary has established itself as a resource for grieving families. It offers free bereavement support groups for adults, children, and teens, and referrals for additional support if necessary. Calvary offers three unique groups: one geared to the needs of young adults ages 18-25, one for men of all ages, and a psychotherapy group for adults who have already attended a previous bereavement support group.

Calvary’s bereavement program is available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether that person was a patient at Calvary, or someone from the larger community whose death was attributable to illness, accident, or violence.




Calvary Hospital (www.calvaryhospital.org) is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org



Children enjoy traditional activities and remember loved ones

BRONX, NY, August 27, 2015 – From August 17-21, Calvary Hospital hosted the 18th consecutive session of its bereavement camp for 86 children and teenagers, from ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass® has taken place at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn for the past three years. The camp staff included 65 adult counselors, some of whom work for Calvary, and two junior counselors who were campers themselves just a few years ago.

The campers enjoyed traditional activities such as swimming, fishing, and basketball. They also enjoyed activities this year including:

  • Making small wooden see-saws to remember the person that each camper lost;
  • Visits by three therapy dogs;
  • An obstacle course;
  • BBQ lunch and dance party;
  • Lessons in playing guitar, piano, comic book artistry and scrapbooking;
  • Two clowns from the Big Apple Circus.

Calvary’s Camp Compass® provided a safe, nurturing environment for the children of diverse backgrounds to validate feelings, offer hope, and have fun for the week. All of the campers attend the Hospital’s year-round bereavement programs -- “Precious Moments” -- for young children aged 6 to 11 years old or the teen bereavement support for 12- to 18-year-olds. These groups, which meet at the Hospital in the Bronx and in downtown Brooklyn, have helped hundreds of children to date with their grief process. All groups are free and open to the community.

Supporters of the Hospital’s children’s bereavement programs and Calvary’s Camp Compass® have included but are not limited to: Newman's Own Foundation, Eileen T. Nugent, the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the van Ameringen Foundation, the George Link, Jr. Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation, Robert Mize and Isa White Trimble Foundation, and the Hagedorn Fund.

In the New York metropolitan area, Calvary has established itself as a resource for grieving families. It offers free bereavement support groups for adults, children, and teens, and referrals for additional support if necessary. Calvary offers three unique groups: one geared to the needs of young adults ages 18-25, one for men of all ages, and a psychotherapy group for adults who have already attended a previous bereavement support group.

Calvary’s bereavement program is available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether that person was a patient at Calvary, or someone from the larger community whose death was attributable to illness, accident, or violence.


Calvary Hospital (www.calvaryhospital.org) is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org 

Children enjoying fishing at Calvary’s Camp Compass® at Kingsborough Community College. This annual week-long day camp allows bereaved children and teenagers to enjoy swimming, fishing, etc. and remember the person that they each lost.


At Calvary’s Camp Compass®, which took place at Kingsborough Community College, all of the campers built a wood seesaw with little people, to help remember the person that they lost.

Calvary’s annual week-long day camp allows bereaved children and teenagers to enjoy swimming, fishing, etc. and to pay respect to the loved ones who are no longer part of their lives.



Children enjoying swimming at Calvary’s Camp Compass® at Kingsborough Community College. This annual week-long day camp allows bereaved children and teenagers to enjoy swimming, fishing, etc. and remember the person that they each lost.

  

Children enjoying a dance party at Calvary’s Camp Compass® at Kingsborough Community College. This annual week-long day camp allows bereaved children and teenagers to enjoy swimming, fishing, etc. and remember the person that they each lost.

 

Children enjoying one of several therapy dogs at Calvary’s Camp Compass® at Kingsborough Community College. This annual week-long day camp allows bereaved children and teenagers to enjoy swimming, fishing, etc. and remember the person that they each lost.

 

 

 

 





CALVARY TO HOST 9TH ANNUAL SPIRITUAL CARE DAY

Multicultural Competencies and Spirituality in End-of-Life Care

BRONX, NY, August 4, 2015 – Calvary Hospital has announced plans to host its Annual Spiritual Care Day on October 22. To accommodate the large numbers of people who have participated in previous years, Calvary will again host this event at a convenient location in Manhattan. The theme this year will be:

Multicultural Competencies and Spirituality in End-of-Life Care
Towards a Culturally Inclusive Model of Care

Thursday, October 22, 2015

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

630 Second Conference Center

(Second Avenue at 34th Street)

New York, NY

The keynote speaker will be Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM, Director, George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health. She will speak on “Whole Person Care: Integrating Spirituality into Care.” Experts from Calvary Hospital and Calvary Hospice will lead workshops on various topics such as:

  • Cultural Humility in a Multicultural World
  • Caring for Culturally Diverse Patients and Families in the Hospital and At Home
  • What should Cultural Competency Training Look Like in End-of-Life Care
  • Giving Meaning to Suffering at the End of Life
  • Case Studies and Clinical Vignettes

Doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains/pastoral care providers in all settings, and other health care professionals are welcome. Attendees will earn four Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits from ACPE, NACC, NAJC, and CPSP.

There is no fee to attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided; kosher meals available upon request. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 15.

To learn more or to register online, visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/spiritualcareday, call (718) 518-2173 or email spiritualcareday@calvaryhospital.org.

Please click here to see brochure on Spiritual Care Day.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.


CALVARY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RESTORE HISTORIC TORAH

Hospital is home to Westminster Memorial Scroll No. 515

BRONX, NY, July 31, 2015 – Calvary Hospital today announced that it is embarking on a year-long restoration of a Torah scroll currently housed at their Bronx campus. The goal is to bring this Torah – dating from 1880 – back to kosher status, so that it may once again be used in Jewish rituals and religious services. Scroll No. 515, from the town of Taus-Domazlice, is on permanent loan to Calvary from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.

“From the Hospital’s earliest years, Calvary has always welcomed patients from all religions. We are dedicated to providing the best end-of-life care that a person can find. At Calvary, we also honor and celebrate the spiritual and faith traditions that are so important to our patients, families and staff,” said Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital.

“We are honored that the Memorial Scrolls Trust has loaned us this sacred Torah. We know that it is our responsibility to safeguard and repair it. We have no doubt that we will be able to enlist support for this worthy project from people of all faiths.”

The Hospital is planning to raise funds for this restoration. Once completed, any remaining funds will be used to benefit all patients and families at Calvary’s inpatient facilities in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Home Hospice patients throughout the greater New York area, and at The Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan located at Mary Manning Walsh Home. Calvary is grateful to the Charles R. and Winifred R. Weber Foundation for their early, generous support of the Torah Restoration project. To support this important initiative, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/torahrestoration

The Memorial Scrolls Trust

During World War II, the Nazis confiscated all the Jewish ritual items and sacred Torah Scrolls from Jewish communities of Bohemia and Moravia, then known as Czechoslovakia. This collection of Jewish cultural and religious artifacts bears witness to the horrors of the Holocaust.

In 1964, the Westminster Synagogue in London, England, agreed to receive 1,564 Torah Scrolls from Prague. They established the Memorial Scrolls Trust to restore the scrolls and distribute them to communities throughout the world. Torahs are currently on permanent loan to more than 1,400 congregations throughout the world; an estimated 1,000 in the U.S. alone. To learn more about the Trust, please visit: www.memorialscrollstrust.org

Jewish Patients & Families

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. In addition to kosher food upon request, Jewish inpatients and their families can expect a daily visit from a Rabbi, food from an expanded Kosher Hospitality Room, dedicated Shabbos Lounge, Kabbalat Shabbat service, and celebrations of all major holidays.

Yeshiva University Collaboration

Since 2012, Calvary has partnered with Yeshiva University to educate people in the Orthodox Jewish community about how to access excellent end-of-life in accordance with Jewish law (halakha). The goal of this partnership is to provide observant Jews with the information they need, to make the right end-of-life care decisions for their families.

To learn more about the YU program or to submit questions, go to http://yu.edu/riets/end-of-life-care and click on the button called “Rabbinic Consultation Form.” To learn more about Calvary, go to: www.calvaryhospital.org and click on the first bullet listed under the “What’s New” section.


Calvary Awards 2015 Eddie Higgins Scholarship

BRONX, NY, August 2015 -- Calvary Hospital has awarded the 2015 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to an outstanding student, Rebecca Rivera. Ms. Rivera’s mother, Wanda Velazquez, is a 10-year Calvary veteran who currently works in the Hospital’s Hospice Department. To win the scholarship, Rebecca had to both demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and the determination and spirit of Eddie Higgins.

Rebecca, 17, is a recent graduate of Bronx High School for the Visual Arts in Bronx,
NY. She was Editor-in-chief of yearbook staff, participated in cheerleading and volunteers at her local church. This fall, she matriculates at Borough of Manhattan Community College for an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a Master of Science in Special Education. Rebecca and her family reside in the Bronx.

The Eddie Higgins Scholarship is named after a cherished member of the Calvary

Calvary Hospital Awards 2015 Eddie Higgins
Scholarship to rebecca rivera

BRONX, NY, August 2015 -- Calvary Hospital has awarded the 2015 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to an outstanding student, Rebecca Rivera. Ms. Rivera’s mother, Wanda Velazquez, is a 10-year Calvary veteran who currently works in the Hospital’s Hospice Department. To win the scholarship, Rebecca had to both demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and the determination and spirit of Eddie Higgins. 

Rebecca, 17, is a recent graduate of Bronx High School for the Visual Arts in Bronx,
NY. She was Editor-in-chief of yearbook staff, participated in cheerleading and volunteers at her local church. This fall, she matriculates at Borough of Manhattan Community College for an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a Master of Science in Special Education. Rebecca and her family reside in the Bronx.

The Eddie Higgins Scholarship is named after a cherished member of the Calvary family who came to the hospital as a young boy. Eddie was hospitalized intermittently for 15 years at Calvary until his death in 1982 at the age of 29. Eddie is remembered for his love of God and his remarkable courage despite his illness. Calvary has given the annual scholarship since 1985.  

PHOTOCAPTION:

Calvary Hospital presented the 2015 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to Rebecca Rivera. Pictured from left to right: Wanda Velazquez, Rebecca’s Mother; Rebecca Rivera; Joel Rivera, Rebecca’s Father; and Richard Kutilek, Chief Operating Officer, Calvary.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

 

 

 



 




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