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CALVARY HONORS QUASHA MOREFIELD WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Quasha Morefield, with the “Unit Secretary Excellence” Award. This award was created as a way to recognize the importance and value of our Unit Secretaries at the Hospital.

            Quasha Morefield, who has worked for Calvary since December 2013 as Unit Secretary, was presented with the “Unit Secretary Excellence” Award for the 2nd half December 2016. She graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 2013.  Quasha began working as a Hospital volunteer and later became a Unit Secretary. Some of her nominations from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:         

  • Ms. Quasha Morefield goes above and beyond excellence and great professionalism at all times. She is a great asset to Calvary. Mrs. Morefield is the epitome of an excellent employee.

  • I highly recommend Quasha Morefield for the Excellence Award. She is a true team player, a credit to the nursing department and she is well spoken. She helped me with my mother and she is willing to go above and beyond her assignment.

  • Quasha’s service to my grandmother was beyond excellence. She always showed great care and compassion. She is a great addition to the Calvary team.

    Quasha is currently a full time nursing student at the College of Mount Saint Vincent studying Nursing and will be graduating in 2018. Quasha also has several family members that work in the healthcare industry that keep her motivated to pursue nursing. Quasha enjoys dancing in her spare time and actively participates in her school’s student body government meetings and student nursing association. Quasha resides in the Bronx with her mother and grandmother.       

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, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.



 

            The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, CalvaryCare 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 and nursing committee based on the nominations and performance. 

PHOTOCAPTION

Calvary recognized Quasha Morefield with the “Excellence” Award.
Pictured left to right:

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

  • Quasha Morefield, (Honoree) and;

Robert Sullivan, RN, Nursing Supervisor.                                               

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Quasha Morefield, with the “Unit Secretary Excellence” Award. This award was created as a way to recognize the importance and value of our Unit Secretaries at the Hospital.

            Quasha Morefield, who has worked for Calvary since December 2013 as Unit Secretary, was presented with the “Unit Secretary Excellence” Award for the 2nd half December 2016. She graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 2013.  Quasha began working as a Hospital volunteer and later became a Unit Secretary. Some of her nominations from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:         

  • Ms. Quasha Morefield goes above and beyond excellence and great professionalism at all times. She is a great asset to Calvary. Mrs. Morefield is the epitome of an excellent employee.

  • I highly recommend Quasha Morefield for the Excellence Award. She is a true team player, a credit to the nursing department and she is well spoken. She helped me with my mother and she is willing to go above and beyond her assignment.

  • Quasha’s service to my grandmother was beyond excellence. She always showed great care and compassion. She is a great addition to the Calvary team.

    Quasha is currently a full time nursing student at the College of Mount Saint Vincent studying Nursing and will be graduating in 2018. Quasha also has several family members that work in the healthcare industry that keep her motivated to pursue nursing. Quasha enjoys dancing in her spare time and actively participates in her school’s student body government meetings and student nursing association. Quasha resides in the Bronx with her mother and grandmother.       

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, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.


 

            The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, CalvaryCare 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 and nursing committee based on the nominations and performance. 

 

PHOTOCAPTION

Calvary recognized Quasha Morefield with the “Excellence” Award.
Pictured left to right:

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

  • Quasha Morefield, (Honoree) and;

  • Robert Sullivan, RN, Nursing Supervisor.

                                         


CALVARY HONORS STEPHANIE PERKINS-VEITCH, CCT-II

Pennsylvania Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence


BRONX, NEW YORK, February, 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Pennsylvania resident, Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II with the “Catch A Star” Award for December 2016. Honorees are expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. 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 and exemplify Calvary 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 and nursing committee based on the nominations and performance.

Stephanie began working at Calvary in 1991 as a Nurse’s Aide and as a Calvary Care Technician Instructor in 1993.

Stephanie’s nomination forms from colleagues and family members included comments such as:

  • Stephanie cared for my brother during the hours I could not be here for him, when I left him every night, I was assured that he would be safe with her care.
  • Many mornings when I arrive on the unit, Stephanie is in a patient’s room giving them the loving care that we all would want our relatives to have. She has great insight into what our patients need and remains very helpful to her fellow co-workers.
  • Even though Ms. Perkins has recently suffered a great personal loss, she manages to come to work with a smile on her face to bring comfort to our patients and families.
  • Ms. Perkins is receiving the “Catch A Star” award for all the hard work that she does. We are very fortunate to have her here at Calvary, she is truly a star.

Stephanie has always enjoyed helping people. Working at Calvary as a CCT allows her to combine her passion for caring for people and making a difference in the lives of many. Stephanie loves working at Calvary. It’s definitely different from working anywhere else. She wouldn’t consider working anywhere else! Stephanie knows that everything that she does for her patients and their families is magnified due to the circumstances. The ongoing appreciation that she gets from them is what keeps her going.


PHOTOCAPTION 1:

Calvary awards the “Catch A Star” Award to Stephanie Perkins, CCT-II.


PHOTOCAPTION 2:

Calvary awards the “Catch A Star” Award to Stephanie Perkins, CCT-II.

Pictured (left to right) are:

· Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;

· Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II, Honoree;

· Michael T. Troncone, FACHE, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, 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 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, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

Pennsylvania Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence


BRONX, NEW YORK, February, 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Pennsylvania resident, Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II with the “Catch A Star” Award for December 2016.  Honorees are expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. 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 and exemplify Calvary 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 and nursing committee based on the nominations and performance.

            Stephanie began working at Calvary in 1991 as a Nurse’s Aide and as a Calvary Care Technician Instructor in 1993.

            Stephanie’s nomination forms from colleagues and family members included comments such as:  

  • Stephanie cared for my brother during the hours I could not be here for him, when I left him every night, I was assured that he would be safe with her care.    
  • Many mornings when I arrive on the unit, Stephanie is in a patient’s room giving them the loving care that we all would want our relatives to have. She has great insight into what our patients need and remains very helpful to her fellow co-workers.
  • Even though Ms. Perkins has recently suffered a great personal loss, she manages to come to work with a smile on her face to bring comfort to our patients and families.
  • Ms. Perkins is receiving the “Catch A Star” award for all the hard work that she does. We are very fortunate to have her here at Calvary, she is truly a star. 

Stephanie has always enjoyed helping people. Working at Calvary as a CCT allows her to combine her passion for caring for people and making a difference in the lives of many. Stephanie loves working at Calvary. It’s definitely different from working anywhere else. She wouldn’t consider working anywhere else! Stephanie knows that everything that she does for her patients and their families is magnified due to the circumstances. The ongoing appreciation that she gets from them is what keeps her going.     

 


PHOTOCAPTION 1:

Calvary awards the “Catch A Star” Award to Stephanie Perkins, CCT-II.


 PHOTOCAPTION 2:

Calvary awards the “Catch A Star” Award to Stephanie Perkins, CCT-II.

Pictured (left to right) are:

·         Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;

·         Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II, Honoree;

·         Michael T. Troncone, FACHE, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, 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 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, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 



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

Local Chapter has raised more than $1,125,000 to date

 

 

BRONX, NY, February 2017 - On Sunday, February 5, Calvary Hospital hosted 170 people at

the 37th annual communion mass and breakfast sponsored by the New York Chapter Knights of

Columbus. The Chapter presented a check for $15,000 to Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice

President, Calvary Fund.

 

For nearly four decades, the local Knights of Columbus chapter has supported

Calvary by making the hospital the principal beneficiary of their year-round fundraising efforts.

With this latest gift, the NY chapter has raised more than $1,125,000 to date for the Hospital’s

unparalleled palliative care services.

 

Founded in 1899, the same year that Calvary was founded, the New York Chapter

Knights of Columbus consists of 26 neighborhood councils located throughout the Bronx and

Manhattan. To make a donation or to support the chapter’s next annual charity dinner on Friday,

May 26, contact Joseph Kearns at the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus at (646) 401-

4831 or John Sweeney at (718) 344-2776.

 

 

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted

exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.  More than 6,000

patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, 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, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 




 

 

 

PHOTOCAPTION

 

On Sunday, February 5, the New York Chapter of the Knights of Columbus hosted their 37th Annual Communion Mass and Breakfast at Calvary Hospital. Chapter leadership presented a $15,000 gift to Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund. With this latest gift, the NY Chapter has raised well over $1,125,000 to date for Calvary Hospital programs and services.

 

Pictured (left to right) are:

 

  • Jack McArdle, District Deputy;

  • Carmine Musumeci, Past State Deputy of New York;

  • Reverend Father Brian McQWeeney, Senior Associate State Chaplain;

  • Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund;

  • Dr. Patrick E. Iyahen, New York Chapter Chairman;

  • Kenneth F. Lathem, Jr., New York State Secretary;

  • Gary Leonardo, New York State Advocate;

  • John Sweeney, Chairman, Charity Ball; and

  • Joseph P. Kearns, Chairman Charity Ball.

Local Chapter has raised more than $1,125,000 to date

 

 

BRONX, NY, February 2017 - On Sunday, February 5, Calvary Hospital hosted 170 people at

the 37th annual communion mass and breakfast sponsored by the New York Chapter Knights of

Columbus. The Chapter presented a check for $15,000 to Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice

President, Calvary Fund.

 

For nearly four decades, the local Knights of Columbus chapter has supported

Calvary by making the hospital the principal beneficiary of their year-round fundraising efforts.

With this latest gift, the NY chapter has raised more than $1,125,000 to date for the Hospital’s

unparalleled palliative care services.

 

Founded in 1899, the same year that Calvary was founded, the New York Chapter

Knights of Columbus consists of 26 neighborhood councils located throughout the Bronx and

Manhattan. To make a donation or to support the chapter’s next annual charity dinner on Friday,

May 26, contact Joseph Kearns at the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus at (646) 401-

4831 or John Sweeney at (718) 344-2776.

 

 

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted

exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.  More than 6,000

patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, 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, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

 

 


Photocaption

On Sunday, February 5, the New York Chapter of the Knights of Columbus hosted their 37th Annual Communion Mass and Breakfast at Calvary Hospital. Chapter leadership presented a $15,000 gift to Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund. With this latest gift, the NY Chapter has raised well over $1,125,000 to date for Calvary Hospital programs and services.

 

Pictured (left to right) are: 

  • Jack McArdle, District Deputy;

  • Carmine Musumeci, Past State Deputy of New York;

  • Reverend Father Brian McQWeeney, Senior Associate State Chaplain;

  • Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund;

  • Dr. Patrick E. Iyahen, New York Chapter Chairman;

  • Kenneth F. Lathem, Jr., New York State Secretary;

  • Gary Leonardo, New York State Advocate;

  • John Sweeney, Chairman, Charity Ball; and

  • Joseph P. Kearns, Chairman Charity Ball.



Calvary Honors Latisha Bangari, RN, CCC with DAISY AWARD

Orange County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Latisha Bangari, RN, CCC 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 chosen by their co-workers, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Orange County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Latisha Bangari, RN, CCC 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 chosen by their co-workers, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.


Latisha b
egan working at Calvary Hospital in 2003 as a staff nurse. Upon obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lehman College in the Bronx, Latisha continued working at Calvary as a Clinical Care Coordinator. As a recipient of the DAISY Award, Latisha received numerous nominations from colleagues as well as from family members.

The comments included:

  • “Latisha is a very caring person and she speaks to you with respect. Latisha does not hide anything regarding your loved one. She consistently takes pride in caring for the patients and making them feel comfortable. Latisha makes my family feel comfortable about asking any questions that we may have.”

  • Latisha has always demonstrated herself to be a compassionate and dedicated professional who provides extraordinary service to her patients and their families. Ms. Bangari conducts herself in a manner consistent with Calvary Hospital’s spirit and tradition of care and respect. Latisha is always proactive in leading her unit to ensure that patients are comfortable.”

    Latisha was born in the Bronx, New York and presently resides in Orange County with her family.

  • DAISY (www.daisyfoundation.org) is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The foundation was formed in January, 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Patrick really liked Cinnabons at the end of his life and always made sure there was enough of this culinary treat for all the nurses in his unit. As a result, all DAISY honorees are treated to Cinnabons at every presentation. Each hospital also receives a special banner to hang in the 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 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 Latisha Bangari, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award. On hand at the award ceremony are (left to right):

  • Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;
  • Camelia Brown, RN, Patient Service Manager;
  • Latisha Bangari, RN, CCC (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 please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.



See what 5 Towns Jewish Times is saying about us!

The current issue of 5 Towns Jewish Times newspaper includes a beautifully written

article by copy editor, Michele Justic, of her recent experience with CalvaryCare.

To read the story, please go to: http://5tjt.com/my-experience-with-calvary/

The current issue of 5 Towns Jewish Times newspaper includes a beautifully written

article by copy editor, Michele Justic, of her recent experience with CalvaryCare.

To read the story, please go to: http://5tjt.com/my-experience-with-calvary/



Calvary Hospital Annual Bereavement Course-Bronx Campus

CALVARY HOSPITAL ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT COURSE

TO BE OFFERED MARCH THROUGH MAY 2017

BRONX, NY, – Calvary Hospital announced that their 24th Annual Bereavement Course will take place on Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm, from March 6th through May 8th, 2017. The course is designed for those who work in the helping professions (social workers, counselors, teachers, nurses, funeral directors, etc.) who may need to address bereavement and grief related issues in their professional lives. (The course is not for bereaved family members.)

The Hospital’s 10-week course is taught by various specialists from Calvary Hospital and from Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice). See attached syllabus. Upon completion, each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Continuing Education Credits and contact hours are pending from the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Funeral Directors and ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling). These courses have been approved for contact hours by; CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor); CPP (Credentialed Prevention Professional); and CPS (Credential Prevention Specialist).

Fees are as follows:

  • $225 per person to attend all 10 sessions; $200 each for 2-4 people registering from the same institution; $175.00 for 5 or more people. Special offer for graduate students is $50.00 for the complete course.
  • People may also choose individual sessions for $50.
  • The course is free of charge for all Calvary Hospital Employees.

To register for the entire 10-session course, or for individual sessions, go to www.calvaryhospital.org to download a copy of the registration form. Individuals can also register at the door. Checks should be made payable to Calvary Hospital.


Please
send all registrations and payment to: Calvary Hospital- Bereavement Services, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York 10461. Questions may also be directed to Lynn Pappalardi at 718-518-2173, lpappalardi@calvaryhospital.org .


This activity has been submitted to PA State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. PA State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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.

 



Calvary Hospital Annual Bereavement Course-Brooklyn Campus

CALVARY ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT COURSE TO BE OFFERED

IN BROOKLYN FROM MARCH THROUGH MAY 2017

BROOKLYN, NY,– Calvary Hospital today announced that their 24th Annual Bereavement Course will take place in downtown Brooklyn on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, from March 8th through May 17th, 2017. The address is: St. Joseph’s High School, 80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. The course is designed for those who work in the helping professions (social workers, nurses, funeral directors, etc.) who may need to address bereavement and grief related issues in their professional lives. (This is not for bereaved family members.)

The Hospital’s 10-week course is taught by various specialists from Calvary Hospital and from Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice). See attached syllabus. Upon completion, each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Continuing Education Credits and contact hours are pending from the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Funeral Directors and ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling). These courses have been approved for contact hours by; CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor); CPP (Credentialed Prevention Professional); and CPS (Credential Prevention Specialist).


Fees are as follows:

  • $225 per person to attend all 10 sessions; $200 each for 2-4 people registering from the same institution; $175.00 for 5 or more people. Special offer for graduate students is $50.00 for the complete course.
  • People may also choose individual sessions for $50.
  • The course is free of charge for all Calvary Hospital Employees.

To register for the entire 10-session course, or for individual sessions, go to www.calvaryhospital.org to download a copy of the registration form. Individuals can also register at the door. Checks should be made payable to Calvary Hospital.

P
lease
send all registrations and payment to: Calvary Hospital- Bereavement Services, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York 10461. Questions may also be directed to Lynn Pappalardi at 718-518-2173, lpappalardi@calvaryhospital.org .


This activity has been submitted to PA State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. PA State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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.

 



CALVARY HELPS EDUCATE COMMUNITY RABBIS

CALVARY HELPS EDUCATE COMMUNITY RABBIS

Event timed with Parshas Vayechi and TEAM Shabbos Movement

BRONX, NY, January 12, 2017 – Calvary and the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) joined forces again today at the Hospital’s Bronx campus, to educate more than 30 community rabbis, rabbinic students and chaplains, from across the greater New York area.

The event focused on: 1) Advanced Directives in Halacha, 2) Pain Management, Delirium and Palliative Care, 3) Hydration and Nutrition, and 4) The Hospital Chaplain as a liaison to the community rabbi.


The attendees learned key medical information needed to provide accurate information to people seeking advice for loved ones or themselves. The speakers at Calvary’s event included:

  • Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, NASCK;

  • Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Yeshiva University;

  • Rabbi Hershel Welcher, Congregation Ahavas Yisroel;

  • Edward Reichman, MD, Montefiore Hospital;

  • Calvary physicians Michael J. Brescia, Robert Brescia and Christopher Comfort; and

  • Rabbi Harold Stern, Calvary Chaplain

During the upcoming Shabbat on January 14th, hundreds of communities nationwide will focus on Parshas Vayechi, and participate in NASCK’s annual TEAM Shabbos program to spotlight issues surrounding serious illness and the end of life. To learn more about Calvary Care for Jewish patients, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/pastoralcare. To learn more about Team Shabbos, visit www.TeamShabbos.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 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 Hospital and NASCK joined together for the 3rd time to host an educational event for more than 30 rabbis, rabbinic students and chaplains focused on “Medical Halakha at the End of Life.” The speakers included (left to right pictured above): Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman, Montefiore Hospital; Michael J. Brescia, MD, Calvary Hospital; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Yeshiva University and Rabbi Hershel Welcher, Congregation Ahavas Yisroel.


Calvary hosted an educational event on January 12th on Medical Halacha at the End of Life that attracted more than 30 attendees from synagogues and rabbinic schools from across the metro-NY area. Pictured: Rabbi Mordechai Willig speaking at the event.



Rabbi Hershel Welcher, Congregation Ahavas Yisroel, speaking at Calvary’s recent event on “Medical Halacha at the End of Life.”



Calvary Hospital and NASCK joined together for the 3rd time to host an educational event for more than 30 rabbis, rabbinic students and chaplains focused on “Medical Halacha at the End of Life.”



Calvary offers Education for Community Rabbis
 

BRONX, NY, December 2016 – Calvary Hospital, together with will the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK), will host another event for community rabbis on their Bronx campus on:

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 9:00 am to noon, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.

Event timed with Parshas Vayechi and TEAM Shabbos Movement

BRONX, NY, December 2016 – Calvary Hospital, together with will the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK), will host another event for community rabbis on their Bronx campus on:

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 9:00 am to noon, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.

To RSVP, call (718) 518-2289 or email yrivera@calvaryhospital.org by Tuesday, Jan. 10.

The Jewish community will focus on Parsha Vayechi, which deals with death, on Saturday, January 14, 2017. NASCK will also be ushering in the annual TEAM Shabbos program to spotlight issues surrounding serious illness and the end of life.


This event will focus on four topics: 1) Advanced Directives in Halacha, 2) The Appropriateness of Hospice/Palliative Care for a patient’s pain management, 3) Hydration/ Nutrition/Medication, and 4) How to navigate tensions between families and medical staff.


The objective of this event is to help community rabbis, rabbinic students and chaplains learn medical knowledge they should know especially on end-of-life issues, in order to provide accurate counsel, and to help families learn the right questions to ask, so that they can make the right decisions for their loved ones. The event will cover questions such as (but not limited to):

  • What is the difference between palliative care and hospice?

  • How can we be sensitive as we care for elderly parents?

  • What issues – including psychological ones -- can come up at the end of life?

  • How much should we tell patients about their prognosis?

  • What are basic medical terms to know especially as it relates to EOL?

  • What are living wills and advanced directives? What is appropriate?

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 In Touch Newsletter

We recently published our January/February 2017 issue of our bereavement newsletter Calvary In Touch. Calvary In Touch is a publication dedicated to grief education, support and the offer of hope for those grieving the death of a love one.

Click here to read more: http://www.calvaryhospital.org/…/Calvary%20in%20Touch%20JAN…

We recently published our January/February 2017 issue of our bereavement newsletter Calvary In Touch. Calvary In Touch is a publication dedicated to grief education, support and the offer of hope for those grieving the death of a love one.

Click here to read more: http://www.calvaryhospital.org/atf/cf/%7B3BCA17BA-DAEE-4731-849C-F7A7D100974B%7D/Calvary%20in%20Touch%20JAN-FEB%202017.pdf


Calvary Publishes 2016 Editions of Hospital's Newsletters

BRONX, NY, December 2016 – Calvary Hospital has published the Fall 2016 editions of their two newsletters – Crossroads and Foresight – written for patients, families, friends, donors, and supporters of the Hospital.


Crossroads
provides an overview of the Hospital’s program, services, fund-raising activities, employee news and honors, as well as family and bereavement support programs. To read the new issue, please click here


Foresight
focuses on planned giving opportunities in support of Calvary’s mission. To read the new issue, please click here


To download a copy of Crossroads or to learn more about Calvary programs and services, you may log on to www.calvaryhospital.org. To request a copy by mail and to have your name added to the mailing list, please call (718) 518-2289 or e-mail yrivera@calvaryhospital.org.


To download a copy of Foresight or to learn more about planned giving opportunities, you may log on to www.calvaryhospital.org. If you would like to request a copy by mail and have your name added to the mailing list, please call (718) 518-2110 or e-mail ekougasian@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 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 Honors Calvary for Eleven Consecutive Years

BRONX, NEW YORK, December 2016 – For the 11th straight year, each year since the introduction of an awards program, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. has recognized Calvary for the Hospital’s consistent highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years. The Press Ganey Summit Award was first given out in 2006. Calvary received this award every year that it was given. In 2013, Press Ganey retired the Summit award and debuted two new awards, the Beacon of Excellence and Guardian of Excellence Awards.

· The Guardian of Excellence Award honors clients who have reached the 95th percentile for patient satisfaction and is awarded annually based on one year of data.

· THE Beacon of Excellence Award is given to the top performing organizations on the basis of extraordinary achievement. This award recognizes clients who have maintained consistently high levels of excellence over three years in patient satisfaction.

· The only hospital in New York to achieve a PINNACLE AWARD.

Calvary Hospital has again been awarded both the Beacon of Excellence and Guardian of Excellence Awards!

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:

  • An unbroken track record of accreditation from The Joint Commission for Calvary

    Hospital and Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice);

  • 2012 Circle of Life Award®;

  • Eleven consecutive Press Ganey Summit or Beacon Awards, ever since these awards were first given out in 2006 and 2013, respectively;

  • 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 Hosts Ribbon Cutting For Renovated Nurses Lounges

Generous Gift from The Pat Cairo Family Foundation makes renovation possible

BRONX, NY, December 1, 2016 -- Calvary Hospital hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting yesterday for the four nurses lounges that they recently renovated at their 200-bed Bronx campus. On hand were Joe Cairo, members of his extended family and board members of The Pat Cairo Family Foundation.

Mr. Cairo’s wife, Pat, was a patient at Calvary in 1995 for nearly 3 months. After she passed away, Mr. Cairo was instrumental in getting the End-of-Life law passed in the New York State legislature to ensure that terminally ill people who wanted Calvary’s signature care could get it, he also founded a foundation in honor of his wife’s memory.

In the 20 years since it was formed, the foundation has raised more than $1,915,000 million dollars for Calvary. In March 2016, the Foundation donated $75,000 specifically to renovate the four staff/nurses’ lounges at the Bronx Campus. This amount was in addition to their annual $100,000 gift for the Hospital’s general support.

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 Hospital hosted a ribbon cutting yesterday for the four nurses lounges that they recently renovated at their 200-bed Bronx campus. A generous $75,000 gift from The Pat Cairo Family Foundation made the renovations possible. Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital (far left) is pictured with members of the Cairo family (left to right):

Lisa Cairo, Joe Cairo, Audrey Esposito, Michael Cairo, and Shane O’Neil.


 

Pictured: Joe Cairo with Cathy Kalinski (left) and Mary Schnepf (right), two nurses who helped care for his wife, Pat, when she was a patient 21 years ago.


 

Pictured: Joe Cairo (seated) and his three children (Lisa, Michael and Shane) with several Calvary nurses in one of the four renovated nurse’s lounges at the Bronx campus.


    

Pictured: Joe Cairo flanked by Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director (left) and Bill Wilson, President & CEO, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York and Calvary Fund board member.



Catholic Health World Spotlights Calvary Hospital

The current issue of Catholic Health World spotlights Calvary’s extensive bereavement support program.
To read the story, please go to:

https://www.chausa.org/publications/catholic-health-world/archives/issues/november-15-2016/variety-of-grief-support-groups-lead-bereaved-toward-acceptance

The current issue of Catholic Health World spotlights Calvary’s
extensive bereavement support program. To read the story, please go to:

https://www.chausa.org/publications/catholic-health-world/archives/issues/november-15-2016/variety-of-grief-support-groups-lead-bereaved-toward-acceptance



33rd Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala Raises Nearly $1 Million

NEW YORK, NY, November 2016 – At their 33rd Annual Awards Gala on November 14th at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, Calvary Hospital raised nearly $1,000,000 for programs and services benefitting Calvary patients and their families. Sade Baderinwa, Eyewitness News Anchor, WABC-TV, served as the Master of Ceremonies. Four-time World Series Champion and New York Yankee Legend Bernie Williams performed with his All-Star Band.

Carlos M. Hernandez, Chairman of the Board of the Calvary Fund, and a dinner co-chair, presented The Calvary Medal to: Henry A. Fernandez. Chairman & CEO, MSCI, Inc. He was recognized for his distinguished corporate and civic leadership and outstanding philanthropic commitments to the Calvary mission.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, 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. You can also stay connected with www.facebook/calvaryhospital/.


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On November 14th, Calvary Hospital’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala at The Pierre in New York City raised nearly $1 million for programs and services benefitting Calvary patients and their families. Pictured left to right:

  • Carlos M. Hernandez, Chairman of the Calvary Fund Board of Directors;
  • Henry A. Fernandez (Honoree);
  • Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman of the Calvary Hospital Board of Directors; and
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital.

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Pictured: Henry A. Fernandez (right) receives the Calvary medal from Carlos M. Hernandez, Chairman of the Calvary Fund.

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Sade Baderinwa, Eyewitness News Anchor, WABC-TV served as Master of Ceremonies at

Calvary’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala.

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Jim Cramer of CNBC’s Mad Money (left) with Henry A. Fernandez.

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Four-time World Series Champion and New York Yankee Legend Bernie Williams performed with his All-Star Band at Calvary’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala.

NEW YORK, NY, November 2016 – At their 33rd Annual Awards Gala on November 14th at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, Calvary Hospital raised nearly $1,000,000 for programs and services benefitting Calvary patients and their families. Sade Baderinwa, Eyewitness News Anchor, WABC-TV, served as the Master of Ceremonies. Four-time World Series Champion and New York Yankee Legend Bernie Williams performed with his All-Star Band.


Carlos M. Hernandez, Chairman of the Board of the Calvary Fund, and a dinner co-chair, presented The Calvary Medal to: Henry A. Fernandez. Chairman & CEO, MSCI, Inc. He was recognized for his distinguished corporate and civic leadership and outstanding philanthropic commitments to the Calvary mission.


For more than a century
, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, 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. You can also stay connected with www.facebook/calvaryhospital/.


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On November 14th, Calvary Hospital’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala at The Pierre in New York City raised nearly $1 million for programs and services benefitting Calvary patients and their families. Pictured left to right:

  • Carlos M. Hernandez, Chairman of the Calvary Fund Board of Directors;
  • Henry A. Fernandez (Honoree);
  • Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman of the Calvary Hospital Board of Directors; and
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital.

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Pictured: Henry A. Fernandez (right) receives the Calvary medal from Carlos M. Hernandez, Chairman of the Calvary Fund.

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Sade Baderinwa, Eyewitness News Anchor, WABC-TV served as Master of Ceremonies at

Calvary’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala.

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Jim Cramer of CNBC’s Mad Money (left) with Henry A. Fernandez.

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Four-time World Series Champion and New York Yankee Legend Bernie Williams performed with his All-Star Band at Calvary’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala.



See what News12 The Bronx is saying about us!

Calvary restores 135-year-old Torah.
Click on the link below to view segment on News12 The Bronx.

Experts took the 100-foot-long Torah and restored its

http://bronx.news12.com/news/135-year-old-torah-restored-at-calvary-hospital-1.12595715

 Calvary restores 135-year-old Torah.
Click on the link below to view segment on News12 The Bronx.

Experts took the 100-foot-long Torah and restored its

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Calvary Dedicates Historic Torah Scroll Following Yearlong Effort

135-Year-Old Scroll Now Kosher Enough for Use in Worship

BRONX, NY, November 10, 2016 -- At a poignant ceremony on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Calvary Hospital dedicated a restored 135-year-old Torah scroll that is itself a Holocaust survivor. This Torah scroll -- dating from 1880 -- is originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now known as The Czech Republics. Since 1988, it has been on permanent loan to Calvary from

the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.

135-Year-Old Scroll Now Kosher Enough for Use in Worship

BRONX, NY, November 10, 2016 -- At a poignant ceremony on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Calvary Hospital dedicated a restored 135-year-old Torah scroll that is itself a Holocaust survivor. This Torah scroll -- dating from 1880 -- is originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now known as The Czech Republics. Since 1988, it has been on permanent loan to Calvary from

the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.

On hand for this historic and first-time Calvary event, were Jeffrey Ohrenstein, Executive Chairman/Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust and Rabbi Levi Selwyn of Sofer On Site, the company who handled the restoration.

“I am so delighted to be here for this joyous and meaningful event,” said Mr. Ohrenstein. “Calvary could have easily commissioned a brand new sefer Torah. Instead they chose to take the time, effort and considerably more expense to breathe new life into this historic scroll. Now, all Calvary patients, families and staff will be able to benefit from this effort.”

“Since our earliest years, Calvary has embraced the opportunity to care for patients from all faith backgrounds,” said Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital. “Once we found out that this scroll needed extensive repairs, there was no doubt that we would do whatever was needed to complete this important task.”

Thanks to early significant support from the Charles R. and Winifred R. Weber Foundation, Calvary launched the restoration in November 2015. To date, this initiative has raised more than $100,000. Once all restoration expenses have been covered, remaining funds will benefit all

patients and families under Calvary's care. To support this important initiative, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/torahrestoration


During World War II, the Nazis confiscated 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. There are an estimated 1,000 in the U.S. alone. The vast majority have been loaned to recipients firmly planted in the Jewish community such as synagogues, camps, yeshivas, day schools and community centers. Calvary's scroll, No. 515, is one of only 20 in the greater New York area today and one of just a handful that have gone to non-Jewish recipients. To learn more about the Trust, visit: www.memorialscrollstrust.org.

Jewish patients and families at Calvary have many amenities at their fingertips. 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.


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


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.


CAPTION

Exactly one year ago, Michael J. Brescia, MD, wrote the first ceremonial letter in the Torah restoration that Calvary started in 2015. On November 9th, Dr. Brescia wrote the last letter in this meaningful project.

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Seated: Dr. Brescia (left) with Rabbi Levi Selwyn (right). Standing (left to right): Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger (Calvary Hospital); Jeffrey Ohrenstein (Memorial Scrolls Trust); and Fr. Eric Cruz (Catholic Charities).

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Close up of Dr. Brescia and Rabbi Selwyn, as the last letter is written.


CAPTION

After Calvary dedicated the restored scroll, a procession brought the sefer Torah back to the ark in the Hospital’s multi-faith chapel.

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CAPTION

More than 80 people attended Calvary’s dedication ceremony for the Torah scroll that they restored over the past year.

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See what The Jewish Week is saying about us!

In the Nov. 4th issue of The Jewish Week, Calvary Hospital is profiled in a large feature story.

The article also discusses our restoration of a sacred 135-year-old Torah scroll.


To read the story. please go to:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york/sign-life-place-dying

In the Nov. 4th issue of The Jewish Week, Calvary Hospital
is profiled in a large feature story.

The article also discusses our restoration of a sacred
135-year-old Torah scroll.


To read the story. please go to:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york/sign-life-place-dying




Calvary Hosts 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day

BRONX, NY – Calvary Hospital hosted its 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day -- “Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith” -- on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. This milestone event was the first time that the Hospital collaborated with Fordham’s Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center and the Collaborative for Palliative Care. The audience was comprised of more than 100 chaplains, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals from throughout the greater New York area. Event highlights included:

  • Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, PhD, Director of the Spirituality Institute, and Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College, who spoke on “Dialogues about Spirituality: Perspectives of Thomas Merton.”
  • Mark P. Freeman, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society, College of the Holy Cross, who spoke on “The Sacred Beauty of Finite Life: Encountering the Changing Face of the Other.”
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital, who spoke on “The Concept of Sacred Space” and highlighted the Hospital’s unique mission and history.

Experts led workshops 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 Medical Aid-in-Dying.

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.

CAPTION ONE & TWO

At Calvary’s 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day, plenary sessions were given by speakers such as:

Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, PhD, Iona College; Mark P. Freeman, PhD, College of the Holy Cross; and Michael J. Brescia, MD, Calvary Hospital.


Pictured left to right:

  • Fr. Chux Okochi, PhD, Calvary Hospital;
  • Rabbia Terri Harris, Community of Living Traditions;
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Calvary Hospital; and
  • Mark P. Freeman, PhD, College of the Holy Cross.


Pictured left to right:

  • Fr. Eric Cruz, Catholic Charities;
  • Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, PhD, Iona College; and
  • Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, Fordham GHIM Center and Collaborative for Palliative Care.

CAPTION THREE TO FIVE

For its 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day, “Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith,” Calvary Hospital collaborated for the first time with the Fordham University Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center and the Collaborative for Palliative Care. The event attracted chaplains, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other health care professionals, from across the greater New York area.


Pictured are some of the attendees.



Calvary Hospital Hosts 13th Annual Attorney Conference

CALVARY HOSPITAL HOSTS

13th ANNUAL ATTORNEY CONFERENCE

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

BRONX, NY, September 2016 – On Thursday, September 29, Calvary Hospital hosted its 13th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. This invitation only event attracted more than 300 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. Over the past decade, Calvary’s attorney conference has earned a reputation

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

BRONX, NY, September 2016 – On Thursday, September 29, Calvary Hospital hosted its 13th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. This invitation only event attracted more than 300 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. Over the past decade, Calvary’s attorney conference has earned a reputation as a must-attend event for trusts and estates practitioners.

This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” program, moderated by New York County Surrogate, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was entitled “Ethical Considerations in Representing Impaired, Disabled & Abused Clients.” The panel was comprised of:

§ Robert Abrams, Esq., Executive Partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP;

§ Ira Salzman, Esq, Partner, Goldfarb, Abrandt, Salzman & Kutzin, LLP; and

§ Nancy S. D’Agostino, RN, MSN, Vice President, Community Patient Services, Calvary Hospital.

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

The conference was chaired by Michael M. Mariani, Esq., Consultant, Fiduciary Trust Company International. All attendees qualified to receive two CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits in Ethics and Professionalism.


For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, 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.