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Calvary's 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing

 

WHEN: Monday, August 1, 2016

Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase, NY

Century Country Club, Purchase, New York

  • Registration at 9:30 am

  • Dinner & Reception at 5:00 pm

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

    Golf and tennis players who want to support Calvary’s unique mission of providing excellent end-of-life care for adults with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

  • Calvary is proud to be the place “Where Life Continues.”

  • Each and every day our skilled staff of compassionate care providers make sure that our patients and their families receive the comfort and attention they so deserve.

  • We ease their pain and distress so that they can enjoy their time together through the end of life.

    TO SIGN UP

    To sign up, please visit: www.calvarygolftennis.org

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    Contact Beth Ann Dailey at bdailey@calvaryhospital.org or

    at (718) 518-2018.



Learn about the importance of musical therapy in healthcare

Open to Hope Foundation® is a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. Recently they interviewed Calvary Hospice music therapist, Stefan Benkowski, for an episode about the importance of music in the healing process.

To see the segment, please use the following link: http://www.opentohope.com/episode-68-grief-quest-music-and-healing/

Open to Hope Foundation® is a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. Recently they interviewed Calvary Hospice music therapist, Stefan Benkowski, for an episode about the importance of music in the healing process.

To see the segment, please use the following link: http://www.opentohope.com/episode-68-grief-quest-music-and-healing/



CALVARY HELPS TO SUPPORT 7TH ANNUAL PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCE IN WHITE PLAINS

Collaborative for Palliative confers Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Award upon Calvary

BRONX, NY, June 9, 2016 – Calvary Hospital was among more than two dozen sponsors of the Collaborative for Palliative Care’s 7th Annual Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference which took place earlier this week at the Westchester County Center, White Plains, N.Y. This event is sponsored and organized by the Collaborative for Palliative Care, a broad-based alliance of over 50 public and private organizations including hospitals, universities, hospices, home care organizations and many more. Key presenters included Joseph J. Fins, MD, M.A.C.P, Weil Cornell Medical College; Michael Frankenthaler, MD, FACP, Westchester Medical Center; and Mark Freeman, PhD, College of the Holy Cross.

At the conference, Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, founder and chair of the Collaborative for Palliative Care, and past recipient Barney Newman, MD, presented Calvary with the Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Distinguished Leadership Award. This award recognizes Calvary’s leadership in Palliative Care and its willingness to share its expertise with healthcare professionals globally.

For several years, Calvary Hospital has been a proud sponsor of this annual event. This year’s conference attracted over 300 people who wanted to advance their understanding of -- and share their expertise in -- Palliative Care.

Calvary’s presenters this year included: Christopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Doctor; Candace Abdoo, Outreach; and Rev. Carlos Alejandro, Pastoral Care. They participated in a Roundtable Discussion on “The Integration of Palliative Care from Hospital to Community Settings,” and workshops on “A Public Policy Analysis on Aid in Dying in New York,” “Symptom Management,” and “Cultural Competence in Palliative Care.”

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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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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.

At the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference about Palliative and End of Life Care, Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, founder and chair of the Collaborative for Palliative Care, presented Calvary Hospital with the Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Distinguished Leadership Award. This award recognizes Calvary’s leadership in Palliative Care and its willingness to share its expertise with healthcare professionals globally. Pictured: Mary Beth Morrissey presenting the award to Christopher Comfort, MD, Medical Doctor, Calvary Hospital.

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At the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference about Palliative and End of Life Care, a Roundtable Discussion on “The Integration of Palliative Care from Hospital to Community Settings” attracted a number of physicians and nurses.

Pictured in 1st row (left to right): Elaine Healey, MD, United Hebrew; Barney Newman, MD, WESTMED Medical Group; Maura L. Del Bene, APRN, WESTMED Medical Group; Cary Reid, MD, PhD, Weil Cornell Medical College; and Raj Bhuddavarapu, MD, White Plains Hospital.

Pictured back row (left to right): Christopher Comfort, MD, Calvary Hospital; Eugene Cauvin, DNP, White Plains Hospital; Harold Federman, MD, Northern Westchester Hospital, Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam; Michael Frankenthaler, MD, Westchester Medical Center; and Christopher Oates, LCSW, Social Work Manager, NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Collaborative for Palliative confers Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Award upon Calvary

 

BRONX, NY, June 9, 2016 – Calvary Hospital was among more than two dozen sponsors of the Collaborative for Palliative Care’s 7th Annual Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference which took place earlier this week at the Westchester County Center, White Plains, N.Y. This event is sponsored and organized by the Collaborative for Palliative Care, a broad-based alliance of over 50 public and private organizations including hospitals, universities, hospices, home care organizations and many more. Key presenters included Joseph J. Fins, MD, M.A.C.P, Weil Cornell Medical College; Michael Frankenthaler, MD, FACP, Westchester Medical Center; and Mark Freeman, PhD, College of the Holy Cross.

At the conference, Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, founder and chair of the Collaborative for Palliative Care, and past recipient Barney Newman, MD, presented Calvary with the Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Distinguished Leadership Award. This award recognizes Calvary’s leadership in Palliative Care and its willingness to share its expertise with healthcare professionals globally.

For several years, Calvary Hospital has been a proud sponsor of this annual event. This year’s conference attracted over 300 people who wanted to advance their understanding of -- and share their expertise in -- Palliative Care.

Calvary’s presenters this year included: Christopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Doctor; Candace Abdoo, Outreach; and Rev. Carlos Alejandro, Pastoral Care. They participated in a Roundtable Discussion on “The Integration of Palliative Care from Hospital to Community Settings,” and workshops on “A Public Policy Analysis on Aid in Dying in New York,” “Symptom Management,” and “Cultural Competence in Palliative Care.”


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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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.

 

 

At the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference about Palliative and End of Life Care, Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, founder and chair of the Collaborative for Palliative Care, presented Calvary Hospital with the Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Distinguished Leadership Award. This award recognizes Calvary’s leadership in Palliative Care and its willingness to share its expertise with healthcare professionals globally. Pictured: Mary Beth Morrissey presenting the award to Christopher Comfort, MD, Medical Doctor, Calvary Hospital.




At the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference about Palliative and End of Life Care, a Roundtable Discussion on “The Integration of Palliative Care from Hospital to Community Settings” attracted a number of physicians and nurses.

Pictured in 1st row (left to right): Elaine Healey, MD, United Hebrew; Barney Newman, MD, WESTMED Medical Group; Maura L. Del Bene, APRN, WESTMED Medical Group; Cary Reid, MD, PhD, Weil Cornell Medical College; and Raj Bhuddavarapu, MD, White Plains Hospital.

Pictured back row (left to right): Christopher Comfort, MD, Calvary Hospital; Eugene Cauvin, DNP, White Plains Hospital; Harold Federman, MD, Northern Westchester Hospital, Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam; Michael Frankenthaler, MD, Westchester Medical Center; and Christopher Oates, LCSW, Social Work Manager, NYU Langone Medical Center.

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT CALVARY HOSPITAL

BRONX, NY, June 2016 – Calvary will be hosting two events open to the community:

 

On Sunday, June 26, Calvary will host a letter writing event at the Bronx campus for the restoration of a historic 135-year-old Torah Scroll rescued from the Holocaust. People who support this meaningful project can book 10-minute appointments from 10:00 am -4:40 pm that day. 

o To RSVP, email lbernstein@calvaryhospital.org or call (718) 576-2809.

 

On Thursday, June 30, from 8:30-11:00 am, Calvary will discuss a case study to help rabbis understand how to deliver excellent end-of-life care under Jewish Law. Speakers will include: Rabbi Mordechai Willig (Yeshiva University); Rabbi Elchonon Zohn (National Association of Chevra Kadisha); and several doctors
from Calvary. There is no fee to attend.

o To RVSP, email bnitzberg@calvaryhospital.org or call (718) 518-2246.

 

 

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CALVARY HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLICATIONS
BRONX, NY, May 2016 – Calvary has just published its two newest publications:

CALVARY HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLICATIONS

 

BRONX, NY, May 2016 – Calvary has just published its two newest publications: the 2015 Annual Report and the spring 2016 issue of the hospital newsletter, Crossroads. Both are designed to keep supporters and prospective patients informed about the latest news with the Hospital’s comprehensive program of care.

 

 

 

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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.


Collaborative for Palliative Care
Westchester June 6-7, 2016

Calvary Hospital is proud to be part of the 7th Interdisciplinary and

Interfaith Conference about Palliative and End-of-Life Care.

“Changing the Conversation about Serious Illness:

The Future of Palliative Care”

 

Westchester June 6-7, 2016

 

WHAT:

Calvary Hospital is proud to be part of the 7th Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference about Palliative and End-of-Life Care.

“Changing the Conversation about Serious Illness:

 The Future of Palliative Care”

To see the full schedule, please go to: - http://www.palliativecareconference.org/Clients.html

 

WHEN:

Monday, June 6, 2016 – 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

WHERE: 

Westchester County Center

198 Central Avenue

White Plains, NY 10606

Open to the Public.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, chaplains, clergy, lawyers, care and case managers, administrators, ethicists, educators, psychologists, therapists, complementary care practitioners, and interested members of the community.

 

To register online, please visit: www.palliativecareconference.org



Father's Day Workshops

 

              A Creative Father’s Day Workshop

 

WHAT:      Bereavement Services at Calvary Hospital is hosting workshops

                  to give you an opportunity to be with others who understand what

                  it’s like to be grieving on Father’s Day. These are offered to all

                  adults who are thinking of their loved one as Father’s Day approaches.

 

WHY:        Learn how to understand the nature of grief and loss and their potential

                 impact on all aspects of your life. Come find support and guidance in

                 dealing with the many facets of grief.



 
WHEN:     Friday, June 3, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm

                      Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx 

                 Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

                     St.Joseph’s High School, 80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn

 

                                  Workshops are free of charge. Before attending,

                                   please contact our bereavement department at:

                                            Lynn Pappalardi (718) 518-2173 or

                                             lpappalardi@calvaryhospitla.org

 

 

 



Calvary hosts reception for new music program at the Dawn Greene Hospice

BRONX, NEW YORK, April 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently hosted a reception to mark a new music program to benefit patients at The Dawn Greene Hospice, a 10-bed unit located at Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) in Manhattan. During the school year, a student from Manhattan School of Music (MSM) performs at DGH for half an hour once a week. The music brings a lot of joy to the patients, family members and staff. The program was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Joan Taub Ades, whose husband, Alan, received Calvary’s hospice care. Mr. Ades loved opera and classical music.      

                                  

Calvary Hospital hosted a reception at The Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan to celebrate a new music program for patients featuring weekly performances by students from Manhattan School of Music (MSM). Pictured left to right: Frank A. Calamari, CEO of Calvary Hospital; Dr. Joan Taub Ades (benefactor); Diego Fernandez, student, MSM; Nancy S. D’Agostino, RN, MSN, Vice President for Community Patient Services; and Gail Chrzanowski, MD, Medical Director, The Dawn Greene Hospice.

                                                            

At a recent reception for a new music program for patients at Calvary’s Dawn Greene Hospice, pictured left to right: Jane Madio, RN, Calvary Hospice; Sr. Sean William O’Brien, O.Carm, Executive Director, Mary Manning Walsh Home; and Nancy S. D’Agostino, RN, MSN, Vice President for Community Patient Services, Calvary Hospital.

         

Calvary Hospital hosted a reception at The Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan to celebrate a new music program for patients featuring weekly performances by students from Manhattan School of Music (MSM). Pictured is Diego Fernandez, a sophomore at MSM, playing classical guitar. 

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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 to Host Letter Writing Event for Torah Restoration

Calvary to Host Letter Writing Event

for Torah Restoration

 

 

WHAT:          Calvary is currently restoring a sacred 135-year-old Torah No. 515

that was rescued from Czechoslovakia after the Holocaust.  This Scroll (c.1880) is on permanent loan to Calvary from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.

 

WHEN:          The hospital will host a special letter-writing event:

 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Calvary Hospital
Family Care Center

1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

 

Open to the Public.  There is no charge to attend.

                       

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

 

All those who support this project will have an opportunity to write a ceremonial letter.  Beginning at 10:00 am that day, 10-minute time slots will be available for letter writing.  A photographer will be on hand to record this milestone for you. 

 

To RSVP: email lbernstein@calvaryhospital.org or call our events hotline (718) 576-2809 to schedule a letter-writing time slot.

 

 

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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 Launches on-line community

Goal is to offer Peer-to-Peer Support for Patients’ Families
 

BRONX, NY, April 22, 2016 – Calvary Hospital has announced the launch of The Calvary Community, a peer-to-peer network and online support tool designed to help connect people dealing with the stress of having loved ones who are terminally ill.

“Calvary’s mission has always been to care for our patients and their families,” said Frank A. Calamari. “There are few things in life more challenging than having a loved one who is terminally ill. Our hope is that by offering this social media tool, families will find encouragement and moral support from others who are going through the same situation, at the same time.”

People who become active users of the Calvary Online Community can expect to: learn about the Hospital’s many supportive services; gain access to helpful documents and resource; connect with people going through a similar experience; participate in peer-to-peer conversations; and network with the extended Calvary family.

The registration process is simple. To get started:

  • Visit us online at community.calvaryhospital.org/
  • Follow the prompts to register and create your free account.
  • Once confirmed as a member, visit and participate in discussions as often as you would like.
  • After registration, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address.
  • Join the FCC Community Group Conversation by clicking on link on bottom of page.

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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.

 



Mother's Day Workshop

WHAT:      Workshops to give you an opportunity to be with others who understand what it’s like to be grieving on Mother’s Day.  Sponsored by Bereavement Services at Calvary Hospital

 

WHY:         These workshops are offered to all those who have lost a loved one. Learn how to understand the nature of grief and loss and their potential impact on all aspects of your life. Come find support and guidance in dealing with the many facets of grief. 

 

WHEN:         Friday, April 22, 2016                                            Tuesday, April 26, 2016

                   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.                                             5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                           

WHERE:   Calvary Hospital                                                      St. Joseph’s High School

                        1740 Eastchester Road                                          80 Willoughby Street

                        Bronx, NY 10461                                                    Brooklyn, NY 11201

                                                                                                                                          

 

Workshops are free of charge, before attending,
please contact our bereavement department

Lynn Pappalardi (718) 518-2173
lpappalardi@calvaryhospital.org


 



Calvary Launches Facebook Page


BRONX, NY, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital today announced the launch of their official page on Facebook to help keep people informed about the latest news.

To make sure you get to the correct official Calvary page, please use this link:

https://www.facebook.com/calvaryhospital/?ref=hl

Before you start posting on the official Calvary page, please read the Social Media Policy.

Please click here for the Social Media Policy.

We encourage you to “like” the page, share it with people you know, and encourage them to “like” it as well!

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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 Honors Jazmin Bush, RN, CCC with DAISY Award

Westchester County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse 

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Jazmin Bush, RN, with the DAISY Award. Nurses recognized with this quarterly award must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise as well as extraordinary, compassionate care. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and their families. Award recipients are chosen by their co-workers, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Jazmin began working at Calvary Hospital in 2013 as a volunteer. Upon graduation from The College on New Rochelle in 2014, Jazmin continued working at Calvary as a registered nurse. For the DAISY Award Jazmin received numerous nominations by her fellow nurses as well as family members.

The comments included:

  • “Jazmin takes the time to explain changes in patient’s condition to the families to let them know how patients are doing. Mrs. Bush always has a pleasant smile, even when the unit is obviously “busy”, she manages to bring that infectious smile to the table.”

  • “Jazmin has recently taken on the challenge of Clinical Care Coordinator and I’m certain that she can go further in her career when she so deserves. For all these reasons, I nominate Mrs. Bush for the Daisy Award.”

    Jazmin was born in New York and presently resides in Westchester County with her husband.

    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 recipient’s 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 the 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.

    PHOTOCAPTION FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

    Calvary recently recognized Jazmin Bush, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award. On hand at the award ceremony are (left to right):

  • Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;
  • Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services;
  • Jazmin Bush, RN, CCC (Honoree);
  • Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;
  • Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;
  • Marcella Mulligan, RN, Staff Development Instructor; and
  • Marlene Humphreys, RN, BSN, MS, CHPN, Director - CMS Regulatory Compliance.

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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 to Host Special Telecast on "Supporting Families at Life's End"

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WHAT: Calvary will once again participate in the Hospice Foundation of America’s
Living with Grief® series on:
Monday, April 11, 12:30 to 3:00 pm
Patient Activity Center #1
“Managing Conflict, Finding Meaning
-- Supporting Families at Life's End”
Expert panel will immediately follow telecast featuring
a Calvary hospice nurse, social worker and chaplain
2.5 continuing education credits

Open to the Public. There is no charge to attend

WHERE: Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461
We encourage all attendees to be seated by 12:00 Noon.
Please take public transportation. Go to www.calvaryhospital.org for directions.
WHY: This program addresses methods, strategies and practices that can be used to
provide pyscho-social and other support to terminally ill patients, their families
and close networks as they cope with impending death.

• This includes identifying and managing sources of conflict that emerge during the dying process as well as helping families find meaning.
• Particular emphasis will be placed on how to manage sources of conflict that often emerge, as well as how to help individuals and families find meaning at life’s end.


To register, please contact Lynne at (718) 518-2173
or
lpappalardi@calvaryhospital.org.
Please register early.


Calvary Achieves Joint Commission Accreditation

Press Ganey also honors Calvary for 10th Consecutive Year

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary is celebrating two recent honors: accreditation by The Joint Commission and their 10th consecutive award by Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction. At the most recent unannounced Joint Commission tri-annual visit in January 2016, the Joint Commission survey team did not identify any significant issues that Calvary needs to address. The Joint Commission granted accreditation to Calvary Hospital and to Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice), marking an unbroken track record of accreditation for Calvary.

Press Ganey Associates introduced an awards program in 2006 for hospitals across the nation that achieve the top ranking in patient satisfaction. Each year since the award’s inception, Calvary Hospital has achieved the top rank awards at the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction. Press Ganey currently partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities -- including nearly 50% of U.S. hospitals -- to measure and improve the quality of their care. The company’s databases are the largest in the industry, and allow facilities nationwide to benchmark their results against peer organizations. To date, Calvary’s many accolades include the following:

  • Consistent accreditation from The Joint Commission to Calvary Hospital and Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice);
  • 2012 Circle of Life Award®;
  • 10 consecutive Press Ganey Summit, Beacon and Pinnacle Awards, for outstanding achievement in patient satisfaction;
  • Being designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2005 as an “international center for training in palliative care;” and
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization places Calvary@Home above state and national averages in important patient issues such as relief of pain and patient education.

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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.

Press Ganey also honors Calvary for 10th Consecutive Year

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary is celebrating two recent honors: accreditation by The Joint Commission and their 10th consecutive award by Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction. At the most recent unannounced Joint Commission tri-annual visit in January 2016, the Joint Commission survey team did not identify any significant issues that Calvary needs to address. The Joint Commission granted accreditation to Calvary Hospital and to Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice), marking an unbroken track record of accreditation for Calvary.

Press Ganey Associates introduced an awards program in 2006 for hospitals across the nation that achieve the top ranking in patient satisfaction. Each year since the award’s inception, Calvary Hospital has achieved the top rank awards at the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction. Press Ganey currently partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities -- including nearly 50% of U.S. hospitals -- to measure and improve the quality of their care. The company’s databases are the largest in the industry, and allow facilities nationwide to benchmark their results against peer organizations. To date, Calvary’s many accolades include the following:

  • Consistent accreditation from The Joint Commission to Calvary Hospital and Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice);
  • 2012 Circle of Life Award®;
  • 10 consecutive Press Ganey Summit, Beacon and Pinnacle Awards, for outstanding achievement in patient satisfaction;
  • Being designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2005 as an “international center for training in palliative care;” and
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization places Calvary@Home above state and national averages in important patient issues such as relief of pain and patient education.

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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 Honors Christine Paniagua with Excellence Award

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Christine Paniagua, with the “Excellence” Award. This award was created 2 years ago to recognize Unit Secretaries at the Hospital.

Christine Paniagua, who has worked for Calvary since May 2015 as Unit Secretary, was presented with the “Excellence” Award for the 2nd half of 2015. She graduated from Bronx Community College in 2011. She began working as a Hospital volunteer and later became a Unit Secretary. Some of her nomination forms from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:

  • Christine is a very lovely young lady and a wonderful Unit Secretary. She is compassionate and caring to the family members. She has excellent communication skills. Christine is an asset to the Calvary Hospital Staff.

  • Christine is caring and courteous, took care of my mother’s needs, spent time talking to us, and treated our mother with respect. Christine provided a service that was above and beyond what I expected, she also kept us informed.

  • Christine is a good team player who provides assistance to her colleagues whenever possible. She listens to family concerns and refers them to the appropriate staff for follow up.

    Christine resides in the Bronx with her family. She enjoys working out in her spare time, she is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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.



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.

PHOTOCAPTION

Calvary recognized Christine Paniagua with the “Excellence” Award. Pictured left to right:

  • Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;

  • Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;

  • Christine Paniagua, (Honoree) and;

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

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Christine Paniagua, with the “Excellence” Award. This award was created 2 years ago to recognize Unit Secretaries at the Hospital.

Christine Paniagua, who has worked for Calvary since May 2015 as Unit Secretary, was presented with the “Excellence” Award for the 2nd half of 2015. She graduated from Bronx Community College in 2011. She began working as a Hospital volunteer and later became a Unit Secretary. Some of her nomination forms from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:

  • Christine is a very lovely young lady and a wonderful Unit Secretary. She is compassionate and caring to the family members. She has excellent communication skills. Christine is an asset to the Calvary Hospital Staff.

  • Christine is caring and courteous, took care of my mother’s needs, spent time talking to us, and treated our mother with respect. Christine provided a service that was above and beyond what I expected, she also kept us informed.

  • Christine is a good team player who provides assistance to her colleagues whenever possible. She listens to family concerns and refers them to the appropriate staff for follow up.

    Christine resides in the Bronx with her family. She enjoys working out in her spare time, she is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.

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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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.

 



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.

 

PHOTOCAPTION

Calvary recognized Christine Paniagua with the “Excellence” Award. Pictured left to right:

  • Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;

  • Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;

  • Christine Paniagua, (Honoree) and;

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



Calvary Hospital Honors Bronx Resident with 2016 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 -- Calvary Hospital recently honored Patrice Cashen, a 15-year veteran, with the 2016 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award. The award, which has been bestowed since 1988, was created to honor the memory of long-time employee, Meviar Smith. Until her death in 1987, Meviar was famous for her loyalty, conscientious work ethic, and dedication to the patients at Calvary Hospital.

This year’s selection committee felt that Patrice best demonstrated the qualities for which Meviar was known. Sample comments from many nominations about Patrice:

  • She lives by the same philosophy of Meviar Smith: “a touch…and just the right words can make all the difference in the world to a patient and their family at the final stage of their life.”
  • When Patrice goes to work every day, she cares for her patients, their families and fosters relationships with institutions on behalf of Calvary Hospital. Many times Patrice arrives at Calvary Hospital before and after hours to check on one of her patients and their families being transferred to the hospital just to assure them that she has not abandoned them, and that they can always reach out to her if they need to.
  • Patrice Cashen is one of the true ambassadors of Calvary Hospital. To the hundreds of families with whom she has made life’s last journey with, she is more than just a caring human being and an exceptional hospice nurse. She is their Meviar Smith.

Patrice was born and raised in New York. She began her nursing career, as a staff nurse on a med-surgical unit of an acute care hospital.   
                                   

She gained experience there, became a charge nurse, then spent several years in the Intensive Care setting. Patrice’s first introduction to oncology came as a travel nurse, which afforded her the opportunity to travel and to achieve a greater sense of personal and professional autonomy.


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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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 (Pictured from left to right):

  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital;
  • Patrice Cashen, RN (Honoree); and
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO.



Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn Honors Calvary Satellite

BRONX, NY, March 2016 – At a special Mass on March 5th at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in downtown Brooklyn, Calvary’s Brooklyn Satellite received The Bishop Thomas Vose Daily Pro Vita Award from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Calvary’s entire team of doctors, nurses and other employees at their Brooklyn Campus were honored. Patricia Caffrey, RN, MSN, Nurse Administrator for the Brooklyn Satellite, accepted the award on behalf of Calvary. The celebrant was Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn. The Father Michael J. McGivney Medal for Life was awarded to The Little Sisters of the Poor, Queen of Peace Residence.

Each year, the Diocese of Brooklyn (Kings and Queens Counties) gives the Pro Vita Award to people/persons that have worked and prayed within the Right to Life Movement. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Brooklyn and Queens, this annual event seeks to celebrate the gift and dignity of life, at all stages from conception to natural death.

Since 2001, when Calvary opened their 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite in what is now known as NYU Lutheran, the Hospital has cared for more than 5,000 patients and families, from every neighborhood and ethnic community throughout the borough and beyond. For Brooklyn residents, Calvary also:

  • Provides Home Hospice and Home Care right in people’s home or at select nursing facilities;
  • Provides adults, adolescents and children with free bereavement support groups in downtown Brooklyn, to learn how to heal and live again; and
  • Partners with Kingsborough Community College to offer a one-week summer day camp for grieving children and teens.
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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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


At a special Mass on March 5, 2016 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in downtown Brooklyn, Calvary’s Brooklyn Satellite received The Bishop Thomas Vose Daily Pro Vita Award from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Calvary’s entire team of doctors, nurses and other employees at their Brooklyn Campus were honored for their exceptional care of adult patients at the end of life. Pictured (left to right) are: S.K. Rev. Fr. Michael Louis Gelfant, GK, Diocesan Liaison, Knights of Columbus; Patricia Caffrey, RN, MSN, Nurse Administrator for Calvary’s Brooklyn Satellite; and Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

At a special Mass on March 5, 2016 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in downtown Brooklyn, Calvary’s Brooklyn Satellite received The Bishop Thomas Vose Daily Pro Vita Award from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Calvary’s entire team of doctors, nurses and other employees at their Brooklyn Campus were honored for their exceptional care of adult patients at the end of life. Pictured (left to right) are Calvary’s staff from its Brooklyn Campus: Maureen Whalen, Clinical Care Supervisor; Patricia Caffrey, RN, MSN, Nurse Administrator; and Sr. Marianne Kelly, Pastoral Care.

 



Calvary Honors Sr. Nadege Gnacadja, CCT with "Catch A Star" Award

Bronx Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident,
Sr. Nadege Gnacadja, CCT with the “Catch a Star” Award. 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.

Sr. Gnacadja began working at Calvary in 2015 as a Nurse’s Aide and as a Cancer Care Technician CCT in 2016.

Her nomination forms from colleagues and family members included comments such as:

  • Sr. Nadege Gnacadja is an amazing human being, she is compassionate and kind. She always helped my mom every time she was with her since she always pays attention to detail and always provided my mom with the care and attention that she deserved. I have never met such an incredible professional and humble person. She provided my mom with such love and respect, many can learn from her kind ways.
  • Sr. Nadege has demonstrated competence in her role at the hospital. She meets all of the requirements of the CCT. She is well respected by the staff and demonstrates the core values in her work. She is proficient in her care and responds well to our patient’s and family’s needs and requests. Sr. Nadege is a team player and works cohesively with her coworkers and the health care team.

Sr. Nadege was born in Benin, West Africa, and graduated from the University in Africa majoring in Nursing. During her spare time, she enjoys listening to music. Sr. Nadege resides in the Bronx at The Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny.

 
PHOTOCAPTION:

Calvary awards the “Catch a Star” Award to Sr. Nadege Gnacadja, CCT.
 
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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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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Calvary's 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT CALVARY HOSPITAL

CALVARY HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLICATIONS - BRONX, NY, May 2016 – Calvary has just published its two newest publications:

Collaborative for Palliative Care - Westchester June 6-7, 2016

Father's Day Workshops

Calvary hosts reception for new music program at the Dawn Greene Hospice

Calvary to Host Letter Writing Event for Torah Restoration

Calvary Launches on-line community

Mother's Day Workshop

Calvary Launches Facebook Page

Calvary Honors Jazmin Bush, RN, CCC with DAISY Award

Calvary to Host Special Telecast on "Supporting Families at Life's End"

Calvary Achieves Joint Commission Accreditation

Calvary Honors Christine Paniagua with Excellence Award

Calvary Hospital Honors Bronx Resident with 2016 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award

Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn Honors Calvary Satellite

Calvary Honors Sr. Nadege Gnacadja, CCT with "Catch A Star" Award

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