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Calvary to Host 11th Annual Spiritual Care Day

BRONX, NY, September 14, 2017 – Calvary Hospital will host its 11th Annual Spiritual Care Day on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The Hospital will collaborate for the second time with Fordham University. The theme for the 2017 event is:
“Sacred Encounters: Bringing Light to the Darkness.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fordham Lincoln Center
Pope Auditorium
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY

 

Keynote speaker will be Father Edward L. Beck, C.P., CNN Faith & Religion Commentator.
Workshops will be offered on topics such as: Sacred Space and Prayer; Issues at the End of Life; The Importance of Empathetic Listening at the End of Life; Delirium, Depression and Spiritual Suffering. Workshops speakers will include but are not limited to: Michael J. Brescia, MD, Christopher P. Comfort, MD, and Father Chux Okochi from Calvary Hospital, as well as Father Eric Cruz, Director, Bronx Catholic Charities.


Doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains/pastoral care providers in all settings, and other health care professionals are welcome. There is no fee to attend. Kosher and halal meals available upon advance request. Registration is recommended by October 11.

To register online, please cut and paste the following term into your browser, www.calvaryhospital.org/scd2017

For questions, please email spiritualcareday@calvaryhospital.org.



We Recently Published our Main Hospitial Brochure in Spanish


Click here to read our main hospital brochure in Spanish.



Calvary Celebrates Environmental Service Week

Environmental Service Week is September 10th through the 16th, we are proud to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of the members of our Environmental Services Department (EVS).

This nationally recognized week gives us the opportunity to thank our staff for the critical role they play at Calvary Hospital.  Thank you for continuously helping us provide exceptional care! 

 




Mentors Through Mourning Program (Bronx and Brooklyn)

Community Courses at Calvary Hospital

 

Bronx

WHAT:      MENTORS THROUGH MOURNING PROGRAM

 

Calvary Hospital invites mental health professionals and those in education, who work with children and teens, to our “Mentors Through Mourning” Program. 

 

Now in its 15th year, this training course is offered in both our Bronx and Brooklyn facilities. The fee is $50.00 per session for mental health clinicians, funeral directors, social workers.

 

** For graduate students or school professionals who are interested in serving as resources and guides for grieving children and teens within the school setting, this program is offered free of charge as a community service.

 

 

WHEN:      In the Bronx, this three week program will meet Mondays from 4:30-6:00 PM:

                       

October 16      “Special Needs of Traumatized Bereaved Children and Adolescents”

October 23      “When Death Impacts the Classroom”

October 30      “Interventions, Experiential Workshop and Self Care”

           

                        Each class will be taught by an experienced bereavement counselor

 

 

WHERE:   Calvary Hospital; 1740 Eastchester Road; Bronx, New York

 

If you have questions or would like to register, please email rsanchez@calvaryhospital.org or call either Lynne Marie at (718) 518-2173 or Rashida at 718 518-2370

 

Pre-registration is strongly recommended, however walk-ins will be welcome.   


Brooklyn 

WHAT:      MENTORS THROUGH MOURNING PROGRAM

 

Calvary Hospital invites mental health professionals and those in education, who work with children and teens, to our “Mentors Through Mourning” Program. 

 

Now in its 15th year, this training course is offered in both our Bronx and Brooklyn facilities. The fee is $50.00 per session for mental health clinicians, funeral directors, social workers.

 

** For graduate students or school professionals who are interested in serving as resources and guides for grieving children and teens within the school setting, this program is offered free of charge as a community service.

 

 

WHEN:      In Brooklyn, this three week program will meet Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM:

                       

October 18      “Special Needs of Traumatized Bereaved Children and Adolescents”

October 25      “When Death Impacts the Classroom”

November 1    “Interventions, Experiential Workshop and Self Care”

           

                        Each class will be taught by an experienced bereavement counselor

 

 

WHERE:   St. Joseph’s High School, 80 Willoughby St, Brooklyn, NY

 

If you have questions or would like to register, please email mgeorgopoulos@calvaryhospital.org or call either Lynne Marie at (718) 518-2173 or Maria Georgopoulos at (646) 739-1005.

 

Pre-registration is strongly recommended, however walk-ins will be welcome.   

 

 


 



See what Amsterdam News is saying about us!

Amsterdam News wrote about Calvary's Camp Compass

Click here to find out more:

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/aug/31/unique-camp-helps-grieving-children-and-teens/.



Calvary Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Camp Compass®

Unique camp helps grieving children and teens

BRONX, NY, August, 2017 – From August 21-25, Calvary Hospital hosted the 20th consecutive session of their bereavement camp for 60 children and teenagers, ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass®, held at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, was led by experienced grief professionals. The five day experience was filled with traditional, fun camp activities, grief education and emotional support. Calvary’s Camp Compass® provided a unique opportunity for peer bonding between children and teens facing a similar life circumstance. This was an incredible experience for the children. The campers enjoyed traditional activities such as swimming, fishing, and basketball. They also:

  • Built wooden lighthouses to remember the loved ones that they each lost;
  • Enjoyed a rousing performance by the Harlem Wizards basketball team;
  • Participated in an obstacle course, barbecue lunch, dance party and ice cream party;
  • Enjoyed visits by two therapy dogs, painted pottery, made jewelry, learned salsa dancing; did scrapbooking; and
  • Three professional clowns gave daily lessons in juggling and performing clown tricks.

All of the campers attend the Hospital’s year-round bereavement programs -- “Precious Moments” -- for young children aged 6 to 10 years old, tween group for ages 10-12, or teen bereavement support for 13- to 18-year-olds. These groups, which meet at Calvary’s Bronx Hospital, in downtown Brooklyn, and in Manhattan, have helped hundreds of children to date with their grief process.

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.

Since 1899, Calvary 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. Each year, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

Children enjoying fishing and swimming at Calvary’s Camp Compass® at Kingsborough Community College.

All of the campers built wooden lighthouses to help remember the loved ones that they lost.

Children enjoyed many activities including caricature art.

Some of the teen campers

Some of the younger campers with a counselor.

Dancing at Calvary’s Camp Compass®

One of the two therapy dogs who joined the campers this year.



See what News 12 Brooklyn says about Calvary’s Comp Compass!

To see the segment, please click the link below

http://brooklyn.news12.com/story/36203163/camp-provides-space-for-kids-to-work-through-grief



11th Annual Spiritual Care Day

11th ANNUAL
SPIRITUAL CARE DAY

"Sacred Space"
Bringing Light to the Darkness

 

Keynote Speaker: Father Edward L. Beck, C.P.
Faith, Religion & Ethics Contributor

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fordham Lincoln Center
Pope Auditorium
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

Please RSVP by October 4 to
spiritualcareday@calvaryhospital.org



Calvary Hospital awards 2017 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to Tiana Webber

BRONX, NY, August 2017 -- Calvary Hospital recently awarded the 2017 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to an outstanding student, Tiana Webber. Ms. Webber’s mother, Charlene Malone, is a 34-year Calvary veteran who currently works in the Hospital’s Nursing Department as a Cancer Care Technician (CCT). To win the scholarship, Tiana had to demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and the determination and spirit of Eddie Higgins.

Tiana, 17, is a recent graduate of Preston High School in Bronx, NY. She was involved in The Italian Club, Italian Honor Society, Compassion Connection, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and Preston Scholars Program. This fall, she matriculates at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for an undergraduate degree in Biology.


Her ultimate goal is to become a physician specializing in Pediatrics. Tiana and her family reside in Elmsford, New York.


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 this annual scholarship since 1985. 
 

PHOTOCAPTION:

Calvary Hospital presented the 2017 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to Tiana Webber.
Pictured from left to right: Charlene Malone, Tiana’s Mother, Tiana Webber, and Michael T. Troncone, FACHE, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, Calvary Hospital.



Since 1899, Calvary 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. Each year, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org.





 



Calvary Hospital Hosts Annual Golf & Tennis Classic

Event Raises More Than $300,000 for Patient Programs and Services



NEW YORK, NY, August 2017 - On July 31, more than 325 people attended Calvary Hospital's 29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County.  The event raised over $300,000 for Calvary programs and services for patients and their families.


 

Each year, proceeds from this event’s tennis portion support the Dennis Berberich Scholarship Fund for a Calvary Care Technician, who is part of the nursing department. This year’s honoree is Nisi Eapen, who joined Calvary as a Ward Secretary in 2010 and became a CCT in 2015. Nisi is now pursuing her RN -- and ultimately her degree as a Nurse Practitioner -- at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

In addition to the golfing, tennis and dinner, Calvary’s event included a performance by comedian Tom Cotter and celebrity auctioneer, George Oliphant of WNBC-TV’s “George to the Rescue.” The breakout star from Season 7 on “America’s Got Talent,” Mr. Cotter was the first comedian to make it that far on the show. Tom’s many TV and radio credits include: “The Tonight Show,” “Last Comic Standing,” CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” as well as his very own show, “Comedy Central Presents…Tom Cotter.”

Pictured: Frank Calamari (left) and Dennis Berberich (right) are pictured with Nisi Eapen (center), the winner of the 2017 Dennis Berberich Scholarship for Calvary Care Technicians.



Pictured: Family members of Bill Tully Sr., a long time and faithful supporter of Calvary Golf & Tennis outing. Although Bill passed away in 2016, his family still continues to support this event.



Pictured: Joe Deglomini Sr. (2nd from right) with his guests at Calvary’s Golf & Tennis outing.



Pictured (left to right): Tim Barr, Christopher P. Comfort, George Irish and Jamie Stewart.



Calvary Recognizes Employees for Service Excellence

Bronx and Rockland County Residents Honored for their Professionalism

BRONX, NEW YORK, July 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored three outstanding employees with the “DAISY,” “Catch A Star,” and “Excellence” Awards for the first half of 2017.

DAISY AWARD

Vineetha Philip, RN, CCC, was honored as the recipient of the “DAISY” Award.
A 4-year employee of Calvary, Vineetha graduated from Rajiu Gandhi School in India, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Vineetha is described in one of her nomination letters as having a “caring and compassionate presence” and is frequently recognized for her “calm demeanor and ability to handle the most difficult of situations with great skill.” A family member also describes her as “showing compassion beyond expectation.” Vineetha is also described as being a very warm and compassionate person who is completely committed to her patients. During her spare time, Vineetha enjoys shopping and spending time with her loved ones. She resides in Rockland County with her family.

DAISY (www.daisyfoundation.org) is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The foundation was formed in January, 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Patrick really liked Cinnabons at the end of his life and always made sure there was enough of this culinary treat for all the nurses in his unit. As a result, all DAISY honorees are treated to Cinnabons at every presentation. Each hospital also receives a special banner to hang in the recipients unit as a way to celebrate the DAISY Award honors and the nursing profession.

To date, 700 health care facilities (U.S., Canada, Middle East, and Germany, etc.) now give out DAISY awards to honor excellence on their nursing staff. The organization’s main goals are: 1) to pay tribute to nurses who make such an enormous difference in the lives of people they touch every single day; 2) fund grants for nurses who do research and evidence-based practices in the field of cancer; and 3) to give out the DAISY faculty award to inspiring teachers in nursing school.

CATCH A STAR AWARD

Oresta Martinez, CCT, a 10-year veteran, was honored as the recipient of the Catch A Star Award. Oresta is described as one who is “very courteous, caring, and helpful.” She is dedicated in addressing the unique needs of all patients under her care. She is committed to go above and beyond her duties. She began working at Calvary in 2007 as a nurse’s aide and soon graduated as a Cancer Care Technician (CCT). She is the first person in her family to work in the healthcare field and finds it very fulfilling. She went into nursing because she enjoys taking care of people, but she also enjoys the team she works with at Calvary Hospital. Oresta enjoys videography during her spare time. She resides in the Bronx with her family.


EXCELLENCE AWARD

Vivian Thomas Smith, is a 16-year veteran of the hospital, she was honored as the recipient of the Unit Secretary Excellence Award. A family member describes her as “the most caring and helpful person you ever want to meet, she is kind, warm, courteous, and friendly. She follows up with patients and families and anticipates their needs, this is what caring is all about.” Vivian began working at Calvary in 2001 as a per diem secretary and was later promoted to unit secretary. Vivian graduated from Washington Irving High School.

Honorees of the Catch A Star and Excellence Awards are selected using the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate exemplary individual achievement, contribution and performance in their jobs and other related duties beyond their job description.

  • Inspire and support Calvary’s values of Integrity, Compassion, and Non-abandonment.

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward responsibilities, family members and colleagues.

  • Exercise leadership, take initiative and accept and carry out additional responsibilities beyond their assignments for the good of the hospital.

    PHOTOCAPTIONS:


    Vineetha Philip, RN, CCC, (Honoree) DAISY Award


    Oresta Martinez, CCT, (Honoree) Catch A Star Award


    Vivian Thomas-Smith, Unit Secretary (Honoree) Excellence Award


    Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;
    Lucy Hernandez, MS, APRN, NP, BC, Senior Patient Service Manager;
    Vivian Thomas-Smith, Unit Secretary (Honoree) Excellence Award;
    Oresta Martinez, CCT, (Honoree) Catch A Star Award;
    Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources, and;
    Margaret Pelkowski, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services.

Since 1899, Calvary 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. Each year, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org.



Peritore Family Supports Calvary Brooklyn Campus



On July 7, 2017, Joey Peritore and members of his family were on hand at Calvary’s Brooklyn Campus as two gold leaves in memory of Joe and Susan Peritore were put up on the Hospital’s Donor Wall. A few months ago, Joey decided to honor the memory of his parents by using his 40th birthday to fundraise for Calvary’s Brooklyn Campus. Both of his parents received outstanding end-of-life care at this campus. Joey surpassed his goal of raising $4,000! A heartfelt thanks to Joey for his commitment to Calvary’s mission!


To learn more about Calvary’s Brooklyn Donor Wall, please click here.

Joey Peritore (far right) is pictured with his nephew Carlo Peritore Jr. (left) and his brother Carlo Peritore (center)

 

A close up of the two plaques in memory of Joey and Carlo Peritore’s parents.



Amazon's Third-Annual Prime Day

Amazon's third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Remember to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Calvary Hospital Inc.

 

 

 



Calvary@Home celebrates their volunteers

On Wednesday, June 28, Calvary Hospice @ Home celebrated their volunteers.  They honored them with a fun filled appreciation luncheon filled with activities for everyone to enjoy. From icebreakers to drumming, they celebrated with delicious food and a beautiful festive décor.

This event was made possible by Calvary Hospice and Hospital staff that wanted to acknowledge the efforts of volunteers in the administrative office and those that work with our patients in various settings.

Thanks a million for all that you do!

 

 

 

 



Calvary announces new board members

BRONX, NEW YORK, June 28, 2017 – Calvary Hospital today announced the addition of four new members this year to the Calvary Hospital and Calvary Fund Board of Directors: Maryann Popiel, MD, Diahn W. McGrath, Jamie B. Stewart and Robert Spatt.

“Since the Hospital’s started nearly 120 years ago, Calvary’s mission has been to provide palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life limiting illnesses,” said Carlos M. Hernandez, Chairman of the Board, Calvary Fund. “As the Hospital continues to expand, we are confident that these four new board members will help us successfully reach and serve the diverse communities who reside throughout the metro-New York area.”

Diahn W. McGrath (Calvary Fund Board)

Diahn W. McGrath is the managing partner of her small boutique firm, McGrath Law Offices. She focuses on all forms of family and estate law, including matrimonial proceedings, probate and administration, trust and estate accountings, child custody matters, guardianships, probate and trust law, estate and trust administration, and related tax matters. She has received numerous appointments as guardian-ad-litem in the Surrogate’s Court and Supreme Court.

Ms. McGrath is active on Calvary Hospital’s Professional Advisors Council, volunteers for wildlife and is on the board of the Society for the preservation of Long Island Antiquities. She is a member of the Century Club of New York. Ms. McGrath and her husband, Tom, support many philanthropic causes, including the Tanzania Wildlife Fund, the African Rainforest, the Pearlman School of Music, Caumsett Foundation, The Heckscher Museum, the New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Museum.

Ms. McGrath was graduated from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a Juris Doctorate, and from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She and her husband reside in New York City and Lloyd Neck, Long Island.


Maryann Popiel, MD (Calvary Hospital Board)

Dr. Maryann Popiel is the Chairperson, Behavioral Healthcare Services, North Bronx Healthcare Network (Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital). Since joining Jacobi in 1990, Dr. Popiel has served in roles of increasing responsibility including Attending Psychiatrist, Unit Chief, Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Department and Vice Chairperson, Behavioral Healthcare Services.

Dr. Popiel is very involved in professional groups such as Mental Health Care Association of New York City, as well as various committees related to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jacobi Medical Center. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Association of Emergency Psychiatry, among others. Her academic appointments include: Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Touro College Physician Assistant Program and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry.

Dr. Popiel has been a principal investigator in several research studies with Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She was graduated from Union College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Psychology and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry with a medical degree. She resides in New York City.

Robert E. Spatt (Calvary Fund Board)

Robert E. Spatt has been a corporate Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York since 1987, where he focuses on corporate and corporate governance advice to public and private company boards of directors, and mergers, acquisitions and restructurings for buying and selling companies, their financial advisors, control stockholders, leveraged buyout firms and special committees of boards of directors.

Mr. Spatt is the Co-Chairman Emeritus of the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, one of the country’s leading M&A institutes. He has been repeatedly named one of the leading M&A lawyers in numerous legal publications, including Chambers Global World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He was named “Dealmaker of the Week” by The American Lawyer in mid-2013 and recognized by Law360 as an “MVP” in M&A for 2014.


Mr. Spatt has for many years been a member of the Executive Committee of the Lawyers Division of UJA Federation of New York and co-led the UJA campaign at Simpson Thacher.

Mr. Spatt was graduated from Brown University and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1980 magna cum laude; Order of the Coif). He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1980. He has published various articles on M&A subjects and regularly serves as a faculty member for leading M&A seminars and institutes.

Jamie B. Stewart, Jr. (Calvary Fund Board)

Jamie B. Stewart, Jr. is the former President and CEO of the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation. Prior to joining FFCBFC, Mr. Stewart was First Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from January 1999 to January 2004. He served as acting governor from June through December 2003 and had voting rights on the Federal Open Market committee. Mr. Stewart was instrumental in guiding the Federal Reserve Bank of New York through the banking crisis surrounding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which caused a temporary liquidity crisis in the U.S. banking system.

After serving in the United States Navy as a surface line officer from 1966-1970, Mr. Stewart’s career path took him from the Bank of Boston to Bank of America to Crocker National Bank (San Francisco) to Mellon Bank, where he served as vice chairman, with responsibility for overall wholesale banking, International operations and cash management activities.

Mr. Stewart was graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French, Harvard Business School with a Master of Business Administration degree, and from Suffolk Law School (Boston, MA). He and his wife reside in Brooklyn, New York.



Calvary's 29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic

Reminder...On Monday, July 31, 2017 
Calvary Hospital will hold it's 29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic.  
Enjoy a great day of Golf and Tennis, fine dining, awards, entertainment, and a fabulous auction at one of the most beautiful clubs in Westchester.  This is an event, you won't want to miss!  
For further information, click here.



27th Annual "Living with Cancer" Conference

"Living with Cancer"
Confronting the challenge
27th Annual Conference
 

A free conference for people living with cancer, their families, partners, friends & health care professionals.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
9:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Conference held at: 

Jacobi Conference Center
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Building 4, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10461 

To learn more about this upcoming event, click here.

 

 

 



Calvary Hospital wins two honors at Annual PRSA Big Apple Awards
BRONX, NY, June 2017 – On June 12th, the Public Relations Society of America’s Big Apple chapter in New York City honored Calvary Hospital with two Big Apple Awards for “From Darkness to Light: Restoring Life to a 135-year-old Torah Scroll.” The Hospital topped the categories for: 1) Community Relations: Campaigns of $150,000 and less and 2) Events & Observances (more than 7 days). Calvary’s campaign raised more than $111,000. (Once all restoration expenses were covered, remaining funds have benefitted all patients and families under the Hospital’s care).

BRONX, NY, June 2017 – On June 12th, the Public Relations Society of America’s Big Apple chapter in New York City honored Calvary Hospital with two Big Apple Awards for “From Darkness to Light: Restoring Life to a 135-year-old Torah Scroll.” The Hospital topped the categories for: 1) Community Relations: Campaigns of $150,000 and less and 2) Events & Observances (more than 7 days). Calvary’s campaign raised more than $111,000. (Once all restoration expenses were covered, remaining funds have benefitted all patients and families under the Hospital’s care).

It took more than a year to restore the historic 135-year-old Torah Scroll. Once all restoration expenses were covered, remaining funds have benefitted all patients and families under the Hospital’s care. This scroll is now kosher for use in services and Jewish rituals. This Torah scroll – No. 515 and dating from 1880 – is originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now known as The Czech Republic. It has been on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London since 1988. 

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. MST Scrolls currently on permanent loan to more than 1,400 congregations throughout the world. There are an estimated 1,000 in the U.S. alone. The vast majority have been loaned to recipients firmly planted in the Jewish community such as synagogues, camps, yeshivas, day schools and community centers. Calvary's scroll is one of only 20 in the greater New York area today and one of just a handful that have gone to non-Jewish recipients. To learn more about the Trust, visit: www.memorialscrollstrust.org.

For nearly 120 years, Calvary has always welcomed patients from diverse faiths and religions. Three rabbis at Calvary care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients each year. In addition to kosher food upon request, we offer 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.


Since 1899, Calvary 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. Each year, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 



Pictured: The New York City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America honored Calvary Hospital with two 2017 Big Apple Awards for their Torah Restoration project, From Darkness to Light: Restoring Life to a 135-year-old Torah Scroll.”



Pictured: A close up of a person writing a ceremonial letter during Calvary’s year-long effort to restore a 135-year-old historic Torah Scroll.



We just released our 2016 Annual Report & Spring issue of Crossroads

Check out our just-released Annual Report and Crossroads.

We invite you to flip through or download the online version of our 2016 Annual Report: CalvaryCare and our spring 2017 issue of Crossroads, written for patients, families, friends, donors and supporters of the Hospital. 

To request a copy of either publication by mail and to have your name added to our mailing list, please call (718) 518-2289 or e-mail yrivera@calvaryhospital.org.

 

 

 



29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic
 Monday, July 31, 2017 

  

Brae Burn Country Club | 39 Brae Burn Drive
Century Country Club | 233 Anderson Hill Road

Purchase, NY

Both courses are spikeless

SCHEDULE

9:30 AM | Registration Begins
10:00 AM | Brunch
11:30 AM | Golf Shotgun Start
12:30 PM | Round Robin Tennis
5:00 PM | Reception, Live Auction, Dinner & Awards

Tom Cotter, Comedian (America’s Got Talent Finalist)

 


 




Calvary to Host 11th Annual Spiritual Care Day

We Recently Published our Main Hospitial Brochure in Spanish

Calvary Celebrates Environmental Service Week

Mentors Through Mourning Program (Bronx and Brooklyn)

See what Amsterdam News is saying about us!

Calvary Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Camp Compass®

See what News 12 Brooklyn says about Calvary’s Comp Compass!

11th Annual Spiritual Care Day

Calvary Hospital awards 2017 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to Tiana Webber

Calvary Hospital Hosts Annual Golf & Tennis Classic

Calvary Recognizes Employees for Service Excellence

Peritore Family Supports Calvary Brooklyn Campus

Amazon's Third-Annual Prime Day

Calvary@Home celebrates their volunteers

Calvary announces new board members

Calvary's 29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic

27th Annual "Living with Cancer" Conference

Calvary Hospital wins two honors at Annual PRSA Big Apple Awards

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29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic

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