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Calvary to Host 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day

BRONX, NY, September 19, 2016 – Calvary Hospital will host its 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The Hospital will be collaborating for the first time with the Fordham University Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center and the Collaborative for Palliative Care. The theme for Calvary’s 2016 event will be:

“Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith.”


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fordham Lincoln Center

Pope Auditorium
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY

To register online, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org/scd2016

Speakers will include but are not limited to: Michael J. Brescia, MD, Calvary Hospital;

Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, PhD, Iona College; and Mark P. Freeman, PhD, College of the Holy Cross. Experts will lead workshops on topics such as: Mindfulness/Complementary Clinical Modalities; Sacred Space/Concept of Home for Patients near the End of Life; Research Concepts: Spirituality and Healthcare Outcomes; Psychological Suffering and Delirium at the End of Life; and A National and Theological Dilemma: Medical Aid-in-Dying.

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 strongly recommended by Friday, October 14. If you have questions, please email spiritualcareday@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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 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 Sharleen Taylor, RN, CCC with DAISY AWARD

Calvary honors sharleen taylor, RN, CCC
WITH dAISY AWARD

Westchester County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse

BRONX, NEW YORK, September 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Sharleen Taylor, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award, 1st Half 2016. Calvary Hospital recognizes nurses with this biannual award who 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 colleagues, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Sharleen received numerous nominations by colleagues as well as family members of Calvary patients. Some of the nomination included the following two comments:

  • “Sharleen is very compassionate to her patients; she sits at the bedside and holds her patient’s hands while trying to have a conversation with them, or just trying to calm them down when they feel anxious, fearful or even agitated. She does this out of the kindness of her heart. Sharleen is always calm and not easily flustered when issues arise. She always makes sure to resolve problems as best as she possibly can.”

  • “Sharleen always smiles and is great at returning phone calls. She is always on time; she will stop and listen to you if you need to be heard. She is compassionate will all of our patients, family members and children. She always made sure that my dad was clean, she is truly awesome.”

    Sharleen began working at Calvary Hospital in 2014; she obtained her nursing degree from The College of New Rochelle and is currently pursuing her advanced degree at Lehman College. Sharleen’s hobbies include reading and singing. Sharleen is a native of the country of Jamaica and currently resides in Mt. Vernon, New York 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 with 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 honoree and the nursing profession.

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 their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 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 recently recognized Sharleen Taylor, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award, 1st Half 2016.

PHOTOCAPTION:

  • Leonila Quinones, RN, MA, Director of Nursing;
  • Sharleen Taylor, RN (Honoree) and;
  • Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services.

Westchester County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse

BRONX, NEW YORK, September 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Sharleen Taylor, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award, 1st Half 2016. Calvary Hospital recognizes nurses with this biannual award who 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 colleagues, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Sharleen received numerous nominations by colleagues as well as family members of Calvary patients. Some of the nomination included the following two comments:

  • “Sharleen is very compassionate to her patients; she sits at the bedside and holds her patient’s hands while trying to have a conversation with them, or just trying to calm them down when they feel anxious, fearful or even agitated. She does this out of the kindness of her heart. Sharleen is always calm and not easily flustered when issues arise. She always makes sure to resolve problems as best as she possibly can.”

  • “Sharleen always smiles and is great at returning phone calls. She is always on time; she will stop and listen to you if you need to be heard. She is compassionate will all of our patients, family members and children. She always made sure that my dad was clean, she is truly awesome.”

    Sharleen began working at Calvary Hospital in 2014; she obtained her nursing degree from The College of New Rochelle and is currently pursuing her advanced degree at Lehman College. Sharleen’s hobbies include reading and singing. Sharleen is a native of the country of Jamaica and currently resides in Mt. Vernon, New York 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 with 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 honoree and the nursing profession.

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 their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 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 recently recognized Sharleen Taylor, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award, 1st Half 2016.

PHOTOCAPTION:

  • Leonila Quinones, RN, MA, Director of Nursing;
  • Sharleen Taylor, RN (Honoree) and;
  • Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services.


Calvary Honors Beverly Jeffrey, CCT with "Catch A Star" Award

Westchester County Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, August 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Westchester County resident, Beverly Jeffrey, CCT on the 6North, with the “Catch a Star” Award for 1st Half 2016. 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.


Beverly Jeffrey began working at Calvary in 1982 as a Nurse’s Aide and later graduated as a Calvary Care Technician or CCT.

Her nominations from patients, colleagues and family members included comments such as:

  • Beverly is a very compassionate lady. On the days that I see her attend to and care for my mother with such respect, my heart is always at ease. I know that when she is there and I am not, she will care for my mother. God bless Beverly.
  • I hope Beverly will be nominated because she is a very compassionate lady. If you’re not a compassionate person just know that the higher power sees what you do and that you do it from the heart, not for a paycheck.

Beverly was born in Jamaica, and graduated from Lennon High School in St. Catherine, Jamaica. During her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and dancing. Beverly resides in Mount Vernon, New York with her family.


PHOTOCAPTION:

Calvary awards the “Catch a Star” Award to Beverly Jeffrey, CCT. Pictured left to right:

  • Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services;
  • Beverly Jeffrey, CCT (Honoree) and;
  • Leonila Quinones, RN, MA, Director of Nursing.

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 their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 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 Writting 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 final letter-writing event on:

Sunday, September 25, 2016

10:00 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.

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 final letter-writing event on:

 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

10:00 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.

 



The Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan

Learn about what the services The Dawn Greene Hospice offers by clicking on the hyperlink below.

http://www.calvaryhospital.org/site/pp.asp?c=ktJUJ9MPIsE&b=3351811



CALVARY HOSPITAL HONORS ANGELLA THOMPSON WITH "UNIT SECRETARY EXCELLENCE" AWARD
Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, August 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Angella Thompson with the “Excellence Award” for Unit Secretary-1st Half 2016.

Angella Thompson is a graduate of Pembroke Hall High School in Kingston, Jamaica. Angella began working at Calvary as a Float Secretary in 2012 and later became a Unit Secretary. Some of her nomination forms from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:



 Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, August 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Angella Thompson with the “Excellence Award” for Unit Secretary-1st Half 2016.

Angella Thompson is a graduate of Pembroke Hall High School in Kingston, Jamaica. Angella began working at Calvary as a Float Secretary in 2012 and later became a Unit Secretary. Some of her nomination forms from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:

  • Angella is a caring, cheerful and courteous person. She takes care of the needs of the patients and she listens to what they have to say. She also spends time with them and treats them with the utmost respect.

  • Angella is very compassionate and makes the patients stay very comfortable. Angella provides a service above what is expected and helps with the patients’ special needs.

  • Angella consistently keeps the patients informed and explains the care and services that they are receiving.


    Born and raised in the country of Jamaica, Angella currently resides in the Bronx with her husband. On her spare time, she enjoys reading and cooking with her family.

    The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, Calvary 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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 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

Calvary recognized Angella Thompson with the “Excellence” Award. Pictured left to right:

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

  • Angella Thompson (Honoree) and;

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



CALVARY HOSTS 19TH CONSECUTIVE BEREAVEMENT CAMP

Children and Teens Remember Loved Ones

BRONX, NY, August 24, 2016 – From August 15-19, Calvary Hospital hosted their 19th consecutive session of its bereavement camp for 60 children and teenagers, from ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass® has taken place at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn for the past several years. The camp staff included 65 adult counselors, some of whom work for Calvary, and several 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:


Children and Teens Remember Loved Ones

BRONX, NY, August 24, 2016 – From August 15-19, Calvary Hospital hosted their 19th consecutive session of its bereavement camp for 60 children and teenagers, from ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass® has taken place at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn for the past several years. The camp staff included 65 adult counselors, some of whom work for Calvary, and several 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 a two level wooden house to remember the loved ones that each camper lost;
  • A fun-filled visit by the Harlem Wizards basketball team;
  • An obstacle course and dunk tank;
  • BBQ lunch and dance party;
  • Visits by three therapy dogs;
  • Lessons in playing guitar, painting pottery, jewelry making and scrapbooking; and
  • Three 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 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.

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 their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 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.

 



Children enjoying fishing and 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 people that they each lost.


At Calvary’s Camp Compass®, which took place at Kingsborough Community College, all of the campers built a wooden house, to help remember the loved ones that they lost.


Children enjoyed many activities including caricature art at Calvary’s Camp Compass® at Kingsborough Community College.


Children enjoying a dance party at Calvary’s Camp Compass® at Kingsborough Community College.


Children enjoying one of several therapy dogs at Calvary’s Camp Compass® at Kingsborough Community College.




Calvary Awards Eddie Higgins Scholarship

Calvary Hospital Awards 2016 Eddie Higgins
Scholarship to Kendra dean


BRONX, NY, August 2016 -- Calvary Hospital recently awarded the 2016 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to an outstanding student, Kendra Dean. Ms. Dean’s mother, Rachel Clarke, is a 36-year Calvary veteran who currently works in the Hospital’s Nursing Department as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Wound Care. To win the scholarship, Kendra had to both demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and the determination and spirit of Eddie Higgins.

Kendra, 17, is a recent graduate of Talent Unlimited High School in New York, NY. She was Editor-in-chief of the yearbook staff and participated in Concert Choirs. This fall, she matriculates at Morgan State University for an undergraduate degree in Biology.


Her ultimate goal is to become a physician specializing in brain and heart surgery. Kendra 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 this annual scholarship since 1985.



PHOTOCAPTION:

Calvary Hospital presented the 2016 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to Kendra Dean.
Pictured from left to right: Rachel Clarke, Kendra’s Mother, Kendra Dean, 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 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 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 HOSPITAL HOSTS ANNUAL GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC

Event Raises Nearly $270,000 for Patient Programs and Services

NEW YORK, NY, August 2016 – On August 1, more than 275 people attended Calvary Hospital’s 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The event raised nearly $270,000 for programs and services benefitting Calvary patients and their families.

In addition to the golfing, tennis and dinner, Calvary’s event included an insightful after dinner talk about Yogi Berra with: Harvey Araton, a former New York Times sports reporter and columnist and author of the NYT bestseller “Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift” and 2) and Dave Kaplan, the founding director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

Each year, proceeds from this event’s tennis portion support the Dennis Berberich Scholarship Fund. The 2016 honoree is Jodian Savizon, who has worked as a Calvary Care Technician for the past 11 years. She will use her scholarship to begin studying for her nursing degree at The College of New Rochelle. Inspired by Jodian’s commitment to patient care and her professional aspirations, a first time anonymous donor to Calvary who attended the Golf & Tennis outing, offered to pay for her nursing school tuition.

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On August 1, Calvary hosted their 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The hospital paid homage to William Tully Sr. Bill, who recently passed away age 90, was a legendary tennis player. A long-time supporter of the Calvary mission, Bill had participated in the Calvary outing for the past nine years as a tennis player. Pictured: Frank A. Calamari with members of the Tully family.

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On August 1, Calvary hosted their 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The winner of the 2016 Dennis Berberich Scholarship Fund is Jodian Savizon, who has worked as a Calvary Care Technician for the past 11 years. She will use her scholarship to begin studying for her nursing degree at The College of New Rochelle. Pictured: Jodian Savizon and Dennis Berberich Jr.

On August 1, Calvary hosted their 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The event included a talk about Yogi Berra with: Harvey Araton (left), a former New York Times sports reporter and columnist and author of the NYT bestseller “Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift” and Dave Kaplan (right), the founding director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

Event Raises Nearly $270,000 for Patient Programs and Services

NEW YORK, NY, August 2016 – On August 1, more than 275 people attended Calvary Hospital’s 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The event raised nearly $270,000 for programs and services benefitting Calvary patients and their families.

In addition to the golfing, tennis and dinner, Calvary’s event included an insightful after dinner talk about Yogi Berra with: Harvey Araton, a former New York Times sports reporter and columnist and author of the NYT bestseller “Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift” and 2) and Dave Kaplan, the founding director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

Each year, proceeds from this event’s tennis portion support the Dennis Berberich Scholarship Fund. The 2016 honoree is Jodian Savizon, who has worked as a Calvary Care Technician for the past 11 years. She will use her scholarship to begin studying for her nursing degree at The College of New Rochelle. Inspired by Jodian’s commitment to patient care and her professional aspirations, a first time anonymous donor to Calvary who attended the Golf & Tennis outing, offered to pay for her nursing school tuition.

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On August 1, Calvary hosted their 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The hospital paid homage to William Tully Sr. Bill, who recently passed away age 90, was a legendary tennis player. A long-time supporter of the Calvary mission, Bill had participated in the Calvary outing for the past nine years as a tennis player. Pictured: Frank A. Calamari with members of the Tully family.

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On August 1, Calvary hosted their 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The winner of the 2016 Dennis Berberich Scholarship Fund is Jodian Savizon, who has worked as a Calvary Care Technician for the past 11 years. She will use her scholarship to begin studying for her nursing degree at The College of New Rochelle. Pictured: Jodian Savizon and Dennis Berberich Jr.



On August 1, Calvary hosted their 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The event included a talk about Yogi Berra with: Harvey Araton (left), a former New York Times sports reporter and columnist and author of the NYT bestseller “Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift” and Dave Kaplan (right), the founding director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.



Calvary Honors Diane Ryan, RN with DAISY Award

Westchester County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse

BRONX, NEW YORK, August 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Diane Ryan, RN, with the DAISY Award. Nurses recognized with this biannual 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 nominated by their co-workers, peers, administrators, nurse managers, physicians, patients and families.


Diane graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in 1989 and began working at Calvary Hospital in 2008 as a Registered Nurse. For the DAISY Award, Diane received numerous nominations from her fellow nurses as well as patients and family members. 

  • “Diane explains to me my care and services. She was instrumental in getting my pain under control by looking at the patterns of my medication. She is a phenomenal nurse who is effective and extremely caring and compassionate. She goes the extra mile to make sure I am comfortable in every way.”

  • “Diane was one of the first nurses who cared for my mom, when she was admitted at Calvary. Diane had the weekend shift and since I slept over I witnessed first hand her caring and loving ways towards my mother. Diane has many years of experience and treats my mother with dignity and respect.”

    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 has a special banner to hang in the recipient’s unit as a way to celebrate the DAISY Award honoree.

    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.


    PHOTOCAPTION FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

    Calvary recently recognized Diane Ryan, RN, with the prestigious DAISY Nursing Award. On hand at the award ceremony were (left to right):

  • Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;
  • Diane Ryan, RN, Honoree;
  • Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services; and
  • Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations.


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.



New Psychotherapy Group

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New Psychotherapy Group

In September, Calvary Hospital will be starting a new group “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life: A meaning Centered Psychotherapy Group for Bereaved Individuals.” 

Some of the topics that we will discuss are:

  • Telling our stories
  • Sharing the narrative of our lives
  • Exploring who we are after our loved one has died
  • Identifying what gives our lives meaning

DATES:                     Mondays
TIME:                        7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LOCATION:             Calvary Hospital 1740 Eastchester Road,
                                    Bronx, New York, 10467

This group is open to any adult members who have previously attended
and graduated from a bereavement support group whether it was at
Calvary Hospital or another organization.

For more information, please contact:                       
Raman K. Mohabir, LMHC, NCC
Tel: (917) 708-0133



Calvary's 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day

CALVARY TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL SPIRITUAL CARE DAY

BRONX, NY, August 2016 – Calvary Hospital will host its 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. For the first time, the Hospital will be collaborating with Fordham University, specifically the Fordham Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center, and with the Collaborative for Palliative Care and the NYCBA Bioethical Issues Committee. The theme for the 2016 event will be: “Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith.”


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fordham Lincoln Center

Pope Auditorium
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY

Online registration and workshop details will be available

at www.calvaryhospital.org by September 12, 2016.

Speakers will include but are not limited to: Michael J. Brescia, MD, Calvary Hospital;

Fr. Eric P. Cruz, Catholic Charities; Sr. Kathleen Deignan, PhD, Iona College; and Mark Freeman, PhD, College of the Holy Cross.


Experts will lead workshops on topics such as: Spiritual Care for People Facing Advanced Illness; Sacred Space/Concept of Home for Patients near the End of Life; Research Concepts: Spirituality and Healthcare Outcomes; Alternative/ Complementary Modalities in Advanced Illness; The Impact of Trauma and Spirituality on Sense of Self; and Letting Go of Loved Ones.


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 request. The deadline to register will be Wednesday, October 12.

 

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 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 HOSTS EVENT ON HALACHIC END-OF-LIFE CARE

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

BRONX, NY, June 30, 2016 – Calvary Hospital -- in collaboration with National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) -- hosted its second event today for rabbis 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 attendees learned about how Calvary provided excellent care for renowned Rabbi Zelig Lieb Taussig in 2015.

The program featured presentations by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; and three physicians from Calvary -- Michael J. Brescia, Christopher C. Comfort and Alma Carrington. The event attracted rabbis, lay people and students from throughout the greater New York area. Attendees came from Congregation Beth Sholom Chabad, Congregation Machane Chodosh, Congregation Etz Chaim, New York-Presbyterian/Queens, Young Israel of Riverdale, and Young Israel of Woodmere.

The attendees learned about the Hospital’s 117-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 is currently restoring a historic Torah, No. 515, on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust. Fundraising for 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. Calvary plans to complete this restoration at the end of 2016. 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.



Photocaptions

On June 30th, Calvary Hospital hosted its second 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; and Calvary physicians including Michael J. Brescia, MD, Christopher C. Comfort, MD, and Alma Carrington.

Pictured: Rabbi Mordechai Willig

Pictured: Christopher C. Comfort, MD (left)

and Alma Carrington, MD (right).

Pictured (left to right): Michael J. Brescia, MD; Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Founder, NASCK; and Rabbi Tsvi Selengut of Cong Ohab Zedek Belle Harbor.

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

BRONX, NY, June 30, 2016 – Calvary Hospital -- in collaboration with National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) -- hosted its second event today for rabbis 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 attendees learned about how Calvary provided excellent care for renowned Rabbi Zelig Lieb Taussig in 2015.

The program featured presentations by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; and three physicians from Calvary -- Michael J. Brescia, Christopher C. Comfort and Alma Carrington. The event attracted rabbis, lay people and students from throughout the greater New York area. Attendees came from Congregation Beth Sholom Chabad, Congregation Machane Chodosh, Congregation Etz Chaim, New York-Presbyterian/Queens, Young Israel of Riverdale, and Young Israel of Woodmere.

The attendees learned about the Hospital’s 117-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 is currently restoring a historic Torah, No. 515, on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust. Fundraising for 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. Calvary plans to complete this restoration at the end of 2016. 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.


Photocaptions

On June 30th, Calvary Hospital hosted its second 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; and Calvary physicians including Michael J. Brescia, MD, Christopher C. Comfort, MD, and Alma Carrington.


Pictured: Rabbi Mordechai Willig


Pictured: Christopher C. Comfort, MD (left)
and Alma Carrington, MD (right).

Pictured (left to right): Michael J. Brescia, MD; Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Founder, NASCK; and Rabbi Tsvi Selengut of Cong Ohab Zedek Belle Harbor.



Calvary hosts second letter writing event for restoration of historic torah

BRONX, NEW YORK, June 2016 – On June 26, Calvary Hospital hosted a second letter writing event for the restoration of a historic Torah scroll that is housed at its Bronx campus. People were able to share why they are supporting this meaningful project. The supporters included adults of all ages as well as families with young children and teens.

Rabbi Levi Selwyn from Sofer On Site, was here to help people write their ceremonial letter. The Hospital hired Sofer On Site to do the restoration. To date, the company has helped restore hundreds of Torahs throughout the world.
Originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now known as The Czech Republic, this scroll – No. 515 – is on permanent loan to Calvary from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London. The Hospital’s goal is to repair this Torah – dating from 1880 – so that it will once again be kosher for use in services and Jewish rituals. Calvary hopes to complete the restoration by the end of this year.

BRONX, NEW YORK, June 2016 – On June 26, Calvary Hospital hosted a second letter writing event for the restoration of a historic Torah scroll that is housed at its Bronx campus. People were able to share why they are supporting this meaningful project. The supporters included adults of all ages as well as families with young children and teens.

Rabbi Levi Selwyn from Sofer On Site, was here to help people write their ceremonial letter. The Hospital hired Sofer On Site to do the restoration. To date, the company has helped restore hundreds of Torahs throughout the world.

Originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now known as The Czech Republic, this scroll – No. 515 – is on permanent loan to Calvary from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London. The Hospital’s goal is to repair this Torah – dating from 1880 – so that it will once again be kosher for use in services and Jewish rituals. Calvary hopes to complete the restoration by the end of this year.

The next and final letter writing event is
scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2016.
 

Since it was founded in 1899, Calvary has always welcomed patients from diverse faiths and religions. The Hospital 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

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

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

Three Rabbis at Calvary care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients 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.

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’s Letter Writing Event for their restoration of a historic 135-year-old Torah Scroll attracted supporters of all ages. Some are pictured below:

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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




Calvary to Host 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day

Calvary Honors Sharleen Taylor, RN, CCC with DAISY AWARD

Calvary Honors Beverly Jeffrey, CCT with "Catch A Star" Award

Calvary to Host Letter Writting Event for Torah Restoration

The Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan

CALVARY HOSPITAL HONORS ANGELLA THOMPSON WITH "UNIT SECRETARY EXCELLENCE" AWARD - Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

CALVARY HOSTS 19TH CONSECUTIVE BEREAVEMENT CAMP

Calvary Awards Eddie Higgins Scholarship

CALVARY HOSPITAL HOSTS ANNUAL GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC

Calvary Honors Diane Ryan, RN with DAISY Award

New Psychotherapy Group

Calvary's 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day

CALVARY HOSTS EVENT ON HALACHIC END-OF-LIFE CARE

Calvary hosts second letter writing event for restoration of historic torah

Calvary's 28th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing

Learn about the importance of musical therapy in healthcare

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

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

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