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The Dawn Greene Hospice is officially dedicated
10-bed Hospice Made Possible by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation
BRONX, NY, October 2014 – The Dawn Greene Hospice, a 10-bed facility located on the 15th Floor of Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) on the Upper East Side, was officially dedicated and blessed at an October 1st ceremony by the Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan.

BRONX, NY, October 2014 – The Dawn Greene Hospice, a 10-bed facility located on the 15th Floor of Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) on the Upper East Side, was officially dedicated and blessed at an October 1st ceremony by the Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan

         Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman, Calvary Hospital Board of Directors and a member of the ArchCare Board of Trustees presided at the event with remarks by Sr. Sean William O’Brien, O.Carm, Executive Director, MMW, and Christina McInerney, President & CEO, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation. Also present were: Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary; Scott LaRue, President, ArchCare; and many special guests.

         “My mother understood the importance of making Calvary care more available to people in this great city,” said Ms. McInerney. “The Dawn Greene Hospice is truly the fulfillment of her dream.”

         “Calvary is honored to collaborate with Mary Manning Walsh Walsh Home on this wonderful project,” said Mr. Calamari. “We are both mission-driven organizations committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients.” 

         This facility was made possible by a $4 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation to ArchCare, for the benefit of Calvary Hospital. Mrs. McInerney’s mother, Dawn Greene, was a strong champion of Calvary’s mission for more than a decade. She was committed to the Hospital’s desire to establish a stronger presence in Manhattan. When Mrs. Greene passed away in 2010, she left Calvary an unrestricted bequest of $5 million for its general operating expenses, the largest gift the Hospital has ever received. These two gifts will ensure that Calvary care is more accessible to those who need it most.

         “The Dawn Greene Hospice could not have happened without the support and tireless efforts of many people, including The Jerome L. Greene Foundation, Mary Manning Walsh Home, ArchCare, the Calvary Hospital Board and the Calvary Fund Board,” remarked Dr. Fahey. “We are very grateful that this beautiful hospice can now serve the people of New York.”

         Calvary Hospice is a Medicare/Medicaid certified program that provides comprehensive palliative and end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer and life-limiting illnesses. It will provide short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, for patients whose symptoms and care needs cannot be met in the home setting. 

         The patient care program includes: a fulltime Calvary Hospice Medical Director who is Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care; Hospice and Palliative Care trained staff in nursing, social work and spiritual care; 10 newly renovated private rooms with private bathrooms;
complimentary cable television and phone service; state-of-the-art patient care equipment; family room with refrigerator, microwave oven, and coffee maker; and 24/7 visiting hours.

         The Dawn Greene Hospice is a partnership between Calvary and MMW. Both are part of ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. 

         “We are delighted to work with Calvary on this meaningful project,” said Sr. Sean. “The Carmelite tradition of providing innovative and patient-focused care to the most vulnerable among us – the elderly -- is aligned perfectly with Calvary’s core values of compassion, care, dignity, and non-abandonment.”

         “ArchCare’s mission is to foster and provide faith based holistic care to frail and elderly people unable to fully care for themselves, and their families,” reported Scott LaRue, President and CEO, ArchCare. “We are proud that this partnership will bring Calvary back to its roots in Manhattan, where they were founded more than 115 years ago.”

         ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home has long been the residence of choice for families on Manhattan’s East Side seeking top-quality residential care and short-term rehabilitation for those they love. Mary Manning Walsh Home cares for people of all faiths and spiritual preferences in an atmosphere of grace and elegance.

         Jerome L. Greene, a New York real estate attorney and philanthropist, founded the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to furthering the causes of education, the arts, health and social justice, in 1978. His widow, Dawn Greene, headed the Foundation until her death in 2010. Christina McInerney, Dawn Greene’s daughter, is now President and CEO. She joined the Foundation’s Board in 1999 and became its executive director in 2002.

         To learn more about ArchCare and the Mary Manning Walsh Home, visit: https://www.archcare.org

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

CAPTION ONE

On October 1, 2014, Calvary Hospital officially dedicated The Dawn Greene Hospice, a 10-bed unit, located on the 15th Floor of Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) on the Upper East Side. The Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, was on hand for the milestone occasion. Pictured (left to right) 

  • Scott LaRue, President, ArchCare;
  • Steven J. Golub, past Chairman, Calvary Fund Board of Directors;
  • Nancy D’Agostino, VP, Community Patient Services, Calvary;
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary;
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary;
  • His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan;
  • Christina McInerney, President & CEO, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation;
  • Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman, Calvary Hospital Board of Directors; and
  • Sr. Sean William O’Brien, O.Carm, Executive Director, MMW.

CAPTION TWO

On October 1, 2014, Calvary Hospital officially dedicated The Dawn Greene Hospice, a 10-bed unit, located on the 15th Floor of Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) on the Upper East Side. The Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, was on hand for the milestone occasion. Pictured: Cardinal Dolan blessing the chapel.

CAPTION THREE

On October 1, 2014, Calvary Hospital officially dedicated The Dawn Greene Hospice, a 10-bed unit, located on the 15th Floor of Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) on the Upper East Side. The Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, was on hand for the milestone occasion. Pictured: Christina McInerney, President & CEO, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation and His Eminence.



CAPTION FOUR

On October 1, 2014, Calvary Hospital officially dedicated The Dawn Greene Hospice, a 10-bed unit, located on the 15th Floor of Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) on the Upper East Side. The Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, was on hand for the milestone occasion. Pictured: Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman, Calvary Hospital Board of Directors (left), and Steven J. Golub, past Chairman, Calvary Fund Board of Directors (right).



Calvary Hospital Hosts 11th Annual Attorney Conference
Hospital Event Brings in New York’s Top Trusts & Estates Attorneys
BRONX, NY, September 2014 – On Tuesday, September 23, Calvary Hospital hosted its 11th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. This invitation only event attracted more than 335 -- a record for Calvary -- 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.

BRONX, NY, September 2014 – On Tuesday, September 23, Calvary Hospital hosted its 11th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. This invitation only event attracted more than 335 -- a record for Calvary -- 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 “You Can’t Fire Me – I Quit! The Ethical Considerations of Dealing with Difficult Clients.” The panel was comprised of:

  • Nicole I. Hyland, Esq., Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC;
  • Abby Rosmarin, Esq., LMHC, Mediation Counsel, McCarthy Fingar LLP;
  • Michael P. Ryan, Esq., Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP; and
  • Michael J.A. Smith, Fiduciary Consultant.

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

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

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

PHOTOCAPTION #1

Calvary’s 11th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference in New York City on September 23rd attracted more than 335 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” event was entitled “You Can’t Fire Me – I Quit! The Ethical Considerations of Dealing with Difficult Clients.” The Honorable Nora S. Anderson, New York County Surrogate, moderated a panel comprised of: Nicole I. Hyland, Esq., Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC; Abby Rosmarin, Esq., LMHC, Mediation Counsel, McCarthy Fingar LLP; Michael P. Ryan, Esq., Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP; and Michael J.A. Smith, Fiduciary Consultant. Pictured (left to right):

  • Michael P. Ryan, Esq., Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP;
  • Abby Rosmarin, Esq., LMHC, Mediation Counsel, McCarthy Fingar LLP;
  • Hon. Nora S. Anderson, New York County Surrogate;
  • Michael J.A. Smith, Fiduciary Consultant; and
  • Nicole I. Hyland, Esq., Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC. 
     

PHOTOCAPTION #2

Calvary’s 11th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference in New York City on September 23rd attracted more than 335 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” event was entitled“You Can’t Fire Me – I Quit! The Ethical Considerations of Dealing with Difficult Clients.” The Honorable Nora S. Anderson, New York County Surrogate, moderated a panel comprised of: Nicole I. Hyland, Esq., Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC; Abby Rosmarin, Esq., LMHC, Mediation Counsel, McCarthy Fingar LLP; Michael P. Ryan, Esq., Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP; and Michael J.A. Smith, Fiduciary Consultant. Pictured: A shot of attendees at Calvary’s recent event.



Spiritual/Pastoral Care Day
 ** SPIRITUAL/PASTORAL CARE DAY **


WHAT: Calvary’s 8th Annual Spiritual/Pastoral Care Day
Theme: “The Intersection of Spirituality and Medicine
in End-of-Life Care”

WHAT: Calvary’s 8th Annual Spiritual/Pastoral Care Day
Theme: “The Intersection of Spirituality and Medicine
in End-of-Life Care”

A diverse group of Calvary experts will lead more than a dozen
workshops on topics including but not limited to:
· Spirituality, Medicine and Cultural Competency
· Defining the Spiritual Role of the Nurse
· Where does Spirituality fit into Bereavement
· Giving Families the Tools they Need
· Spiritual Suffering at the End of Life

WHEN: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
630 Second Conference Center
630 Second Avenue (corner of 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Registration fee $75. Students with ID admitted at no charge.
Attendees must register by Wednesday, 10/15/14.
Registration at the door will not be an option.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Doctors, nurses, chaplains, pastoral care providers in all settings,
and other health care professionals.
· Attendees will earn 4 continuing education credits.
· CEs from PSNA for nurses have been approved.
Seating is strictly limited.

FOR MORE INFO
To learn more or register online, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/spiritualcareday
You may also call (718) 576-2809 or email questions directly to:   SpiritualCareDay@calvaryhospital.org

 



A.) Calvary Hospital and Yeshiva University Form Collaboration to Serve Orthodox Community
BRONX, NY, November 13, 2012 – Calvary Hospital and Yeshiva University’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) today announced a collaboration to serve the needs of observant Jews in the metropolitan area who need information and access to the best end-of-life care.

BRONX, NY, November 13, 2012 – Calvary Hospital and Yeshiva University’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) today announced a collaboration to serve the needs of observant Jews in the metropolitan area who need information and access to the best end-of-life care.

Jewish families seeking halachically appropriate, highest quality end-of-life medical care often lack familiarity with the intricate religious laws that govern such care.  To address this important need, Yeshiva University has formed the YU/RIETS End-of-Life Halachic Advisory Program to provide rabbinic consultation for families and community rabbis.  It includes:

  • A rabbinic panel comprised of four Roshei Yeshiva who have extensive experience with end-of-life halachic issues. Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, and Rabbi Moshe Tendler, will serve on a rotating basis as pre-hospice advisors, answering questions from patients’ families and community rabbis after a physician has recommended that an individual receive hospice care. 
  • A panel of physicians associated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and its affiliates will be available to advise community rabbis on the clinical issues surrounding the terminally ill.  The medical panel includes Dr. Edward Burns, Dr. Seymour Huberfeld, Dr. Beth Popp, Dr. Edward Reichman and Dr. Robert Sidlow.

“There is a pressing need in the Orthodox community for accurate and thorough information on the conditions under which end-of-life care should be provided,” said Edward R. Burns, MD, executive dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University 

“Regardless of where a person chooses to seek hospice care, Yeshiva University’s End-of-Life Halachic Advisory Program is designed to answer their questions. Our decision to

collaborate with Calvary recognizes the unmatched quality of care that every patient receives there and the staff’s commitment to the hospital’s mission.”

“Since the Hospital was founded more than 113 years ago, Calvary has embraced the opportunity to care for people from all religious backgrounds,” said Frank A. Calamari, president and chief executive officer, Calvary Hospital.  “We are confident that our collaboration with Yeshiva University will provide the Orthodox community with the information they need to make the right healthcare decisions for their loved ones.

“And if they should decide to choose Calvary home hospice care or care in our hospital, we want traditionally observant patients and families to be confident that Calvary care will be provided in accordance with their faith traditions.”

Calvary’s patient care model successfully addresses the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families.  For Jewish patients and families this includes a comprehensive range of services such as:

·        Pastoral care by the Hospital’s two staff rabbis, both of whom are graduates of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS);

·        End-of-life counseling in accordance with Jewish tradition;

·        Kosher meals and cholov yisroel dairy products available upon request;

·        Kosher food pantry with two microwave ovens, refrigerator and sink;

·        Celebration of Shabbat and all major Jewish holidays;

·        Shabbat lounge;

·        Inclusion in the Einstein and Pelham Parkway eruv; and

·        Being part of the Einstein and Pelham Parkway communities.

            To learn more about Calvary, go to www.calvaryhospital.org. 

Founded in 1896, RIETS is the leading center for education and ordination of Orthodox Rabbis in North America.  To learn more about the YU/RIETS End-of-Life Halachic Advisory Program, go to http://yu.edu/riets/end-of-life-care.

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients.  A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century.  More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services.  To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.



B.) Yeshiva University Rabbinic Panel Visits Calvary Hospital

BRONX, NY, May 7, 2013 – Calvary Hospital recently hosted a visit by four Roshei Yeshiva who have extensive experience with end-of-life halachic issues: Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger, Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rabbi Moshe Tendler, and Rabbi Mordechai Willig. They comprise the Rabbinic Panel in the YU/RIETS End-of-Life Halachic Advisory Program.

BRONX, NY, May 7, 2013 – Calvary Hospital recently hosted a visit by four Roshei Yeshiva who have extensive experience with end-of-life halachic issues: Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger, Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rabbi Moshe Tendler, and Rabbi Mordechai Willig. They comprise the Rabbinic Panel in the YU/RIETS End-of-Life Halachic Advisory Program.

         This pioneering program, developed by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University located within a block of Calvary, offers rabbinic consultation for families and community rabbis who seek halachically appropriate, high quality end-of-life medical care. The four Rabbis serve on a rotating basis as pre-hospice advisors in this unique YU program, answering questions from patients’ families and community rabbis after a physician has recommended that an individual receive hospice care. They can also offer continuing support and consultation after a person starts receiving end-of-life care.

         During their visit to Calvary, the four Rabbis met with senior hospital leadership including Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO; Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director; Richard J. Kutilek, Chief Operating Officer; Christopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director; Father Chux Okochi, PhD, Director of Pastoral Care; Debbie Feldman, JD, LCSW, Assistant Administrator, Patient and Family Care Services as well as the Hospital’s Jewish chaplains, Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger and Rabbi Harold Stern. Edward R. Burns, MD, executive dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, also participated in the meeting.

         The Roshei Yeshiva learned about Calvary’s history, philosophy, and palliative care practices as well as the extensive services available to Orthodox inpatients at the Bronx and Brooklyn campuses and Calvary’s Home Hospice. Calvary’s two staff Rabbis, both of whom are RIETS graduates, gave the Roshei Yeshiva a comprehensive tour of the Bronx campus, highlighting the Pelham Parkway eruv, proximity to the Albert Einstein synagogue, Shabbos lounge, kosher food pantry and a Torah scroll rescued from Czechoslovakia after the Holocaust, housed at Calvary.

         Five months ago, Calvary and Yeshiva University’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) formed a collaboration to help serve the needs of observant Jews in the metropolitan area seeking the best end-of-life care. To learn more about the YU program or to submit questions, go to http://yu.edu/riets/end-of-life-care and click on the button called “Rabbinic Consultation Form.” To learn more about Calvary, go to: www.calvaryhospital.org and click on the first bullet listed under the “What’s New” section.

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,600 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.   

 

Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, and Rabbi Moshe Tendler, met with the leaders of Calvary recently to learn about the Hospital’s extensive services for Orthodox patients and families in the two inpatient facilities and through Calvary’s Home Hospice. They also toured the Bronx facility to see special features such as the kosher food pantry, Shabbos lounge, and a Torah scroll rescued from Czechoslovakia after the Holocaust. Pictured (left to right):

  • Rabbi Harold Stern, Jewish Chaplain, Calvary;
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director; Calvary;
  • Rabbi Herschel Schachter;
  • Rabbi Moshe Tendler;
  • Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Chaplain, Calvary;
  • Rabbi Mordechai Willig;
  • Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger; and
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary.   
 
Dr. Michael J. Brescia, Executive Medical Director, Calvary speaking with four Roshei Yeshiva from Yeshiva University during their recent visit to the Hospital to learn about the extensive services in existence for Orthodox patients and families. Calvary cares for hundreds of Jewish patients each year. Pictured (left to right): Dr. Michael J. Brescia, Executive Medical Director; Calvary; Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger; Rabbi Mordechai Willig; Rabbi Moshe Tendler; and Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Chaplain, Calvary. (Rabbi Herschel Schachter is standing behind Rabbi Tendler.) 

 

Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, and Rabbi Moshe Tendler, comprise the Rabbinic Panel in the YU/RIETS End-of-Life Halachic Advisory Program. They visited Calvary recently to learn about the Hospital’s extensive services for Orthodox patients and families in the two inpatient facilities and through Calvary’s Home Hospice and to tour the Bronx facility to see special features such as the kosher food pantry, Shabbos lounge. Pictured (left to right) learning about a Torah scroll housed at Calvary that had been rescued from Czechoslovakia after the Holocaust are: Rabbi Mordechai Willig; Rabbi Moshe Tendler; Rabbi Herschel Schachter; Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger; and Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Chaplain, Calvary (back to camera).



C.) Calvary Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting for Kosher Hospitality Room & Shabbos Lounge

Calvary Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 3rd for the Kosher Hospitality Room and Shabbos Lounge at the Hospital’s Bronx campus. More than 110 people attended the joyous occasion. Yeshiva University and Chesed 24/7 participated in the ceremony as well.
One year ago, Calvary and Yeshiva University/RIETS announced a collaboration to provide the observant Jewish community with information and options for end-of-life care in accordance with Jewish law. Chesed 24/7, which sponsors the Hospital’s Kosher Hospitality Room, recognized Calvary for its efforts on behalf of the Jewish community.
Each year, the Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients at their Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center, as well as with home care and home hospice throughout the greater New York area.

PHOTO CAPTION #1
Calvary Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 3rd for the Kosher Hospitality Room and Shabbos Lounge at the Hospital’s Bronx campus. More than 110 people attended the joyous occasion. Yeshiva University and Chesed 24/7 participated in the ceremony as well.
One year ago, Calvary and Yeshiva University/RIETS announced a collaboration to provide the observant Jewish community with information and options for end-of-life care in accordance with Jewish law. Chesed 24/7, which sponsors the Hospital’s Kosher Hospitality Room, recognized Calvary for its efforts on behalf of the Jewish community.
Each year, the Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients at their Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center, as well as with home care and home hospice throughout the greater New York area. Pictured (left to right):

  • Rabbi Shulim Greenberg, Executive Director, Chesed 24/7;
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary;
  • Edward R. Burns, MD, executive dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University; and
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary. 

PHOTOCAPTION #2
Calvary Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 3rd for the Kosher Hospitality Room and Shabbos Lounge at the Hospital’s Bronx campus. More than 110 people attended the joyous occasion. Yeshiva University and Chesed 24/7 participated in the ceremony as well.
One year ago, Calvary and Yeshiva University/RIETS announced a collaboration to provide the observant Jewish community with information and options for end-of-life care in accordance with Jewish law. Chesed 24/7, which sponsors the Hospital’s Kosher Hospitality Room, recognized Calvary for its efforts on behalf of the Jewish community.
Each year, the Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients at their Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center, as well as with home care and home hospice throughout the greater New York area. Pictured (left to right):

  • Rabbi Shulim Greenberg, Executive Director, Chesed 24/7;
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary;
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary;
  • Edward R. Burns, MD, executive dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University; and The Honorable Israel Spitzer, Deputy Mayor of New Square, NY.

PHOTOCAPTION #3
Calvary Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 3rd for the Kosher Hospitality Room and Shabbos Lounge at the Hospital’s Bronx campus. More than 110 people attended the joyous occasion. Yeshiva University and Chesed 24/7 participated in the ceremony as well.
One year ago, Calvary and Yeshiva University/RIETS announced a collaboration to provide the observant Jewish community with information and options for end-of-life care in accordance with Jewish law. Chesed 24/7, which sponsors the Hospital’s Kosher Hospitality Room, recognized Calvary for its efforts on behalf of the Jewish community.
Each year, the Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients at their Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center, as well as with home care and home hospice throughout the greater New York area.

Pictured above: Guests enjoying Calvary’s Kosher Hospitality Room, on December 3rd, the day the Hospital held a ribbon cutting for the Hospitality Room and the Shabbos Lounge.

PHOTO CAPTION #4
Calvary Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 3rd for the Kosher Hospitality Room and Shabbos Lounge at the Hospital’s Bronx campus. More than 110 people attended the joyous occasion. Yeshiva University and Chesed 24/7 participated in the ceremony as well.
One year ago, Calvary and Yeshiva University/RIETS announced a collaboration to provide the observant Jewish community with information and options for end-of-life care in accordance with Jewish law. Chesed 24/7, which sponsors the Hospital’s Kosher Hospitality Room, recognized Calvary for its efforts on behalf of the Jewish community.
Each year, the Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients at their Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center, as well as with home care and home hospice throughout the greater New York area.

Pictured: Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary, speaking with guests in the Hospital’s newly furnished Shabbos Lounge, located across the hall from the Kosher Hospitality Room.



Calvary to offer New Bereavement Group For Young Adults (ages 18-25)
Like many other significant losses, finding other people who share similar concerns and feelings provides a path towards healing, especially for younger adults who are generally overlooked when it comes to services. To serve the needs of this group, Calvary Hospital is introducing a new “Young Adult General Bereavement Group” for people ages 18-25.

Like many other significant losses, finding other people who share similar concerns and feelings provides a path towards healing, especially for younger adults who are generally overlooked when it comes to services. To serve the needs of this group, Calvary Hospital is introducing a new “Young Adult General Bereavement Group” for people ages 18-25.

WHEN: General Young Adult Bereavement Group
Tuesdays 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Beginning September 23, 2014

WHERE: Calvary Hospital
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

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


Before attending the first meeting, you must first contact Calvary bereavement counselor:
Mrs. Walesca Marmolejos, LMSW:
· Phone - (718) 518-2370
· Email - wmarmolejos@calvaryhospital.org

Thank you for your time and we hope you consider Calvary Hospital’s bereavement support towards your healing process.

 

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.


 



Calvary's Camp Compass®

See what
The New York Daily News and The NET
are saying about
Calvary’s Camp Compass® !

Two media outlets recently spotlighted Calvary’s Camp Compass®, now in its 17th year.

See what
The New York Daily News and The NET
are saying about
Calvary’s Camp Compass® !

Two media outlets recently spotlighted Calvary’s Camp Compass®, now in its 17th year.

To see the story in the NY Daily News, please go to:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-camp-caters-grief-stricken-kids-article-1.1912706

To see the story on The NET, the cable channel affiliated with the Brooklyn Archdiocese, please go to:
http://netny.tv/episodes/calvary-helps-children-whove-lost-loved-ones



Calvary Hospital Awards 2014 Eddie Higgins Scholarships to three outstanding students

BRONX, NY, August 2014 -- Calvary Hospital has awarded the 2014 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to three outstanding students, Terrill Daniel, Amanda Diaz, and Gabrielle Panchana. Mr. Daniel’s mother, Cherylann Loney, is a 23-year Calvary veteran who currently works in the Hospital’s Nursing Department. Ms. Diaz’s mother, Melissa Ortiz, is an 11-year veteran and works for Calvary Hospice. Ms. Panchana’s mother, Virginia Panchana, RN is a 5-year veteran and currently works in the Nursing Department. To win the scholarship, Terrill, Daniel, and Amanda had to all demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and the determination and spirit of Eddie Higgins. 

BRONX, NY, August 2014 -- Calvary Hospital has awarded the 2014 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to three outstanding students, Terrill Daniel, Amanda Diaz, and Gabrielle Panchana. Mr. Daniel’s mother, Cherylann Loney, is a 23-year Calvary veteran who currently works in the Hospital’s Nursing Department. Ms. Diaz’s mother, Melissa Ortiz, is an 11-year veteran and works for Calvary Hospice. Ms. Panchana’s mother, Virginia Panchana, RN is a 5-year veteran and currently works in the Nursing Department. To win the scholarship, Terrill, Daniel, and Amanda had to all demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and the determination and spirit of Eddie Higgins. 

         Terrill, 18, is a recent graduate of Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY. He was team manager of the basketball team and participated in the multicultural club of his school. This fall, he matriculates at Mercy College for an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. His ultimate goal is to obtain a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. Terrill and his family reside in the Norwood section of the Bronx.

         Amanda, 18, is a graduate of Evander Childs High School of Computers and Technology in
Bronx, NY. She was Student Council President, Peer Mediator, Head of the Anti-Bullying Club, and Captain of the Softball team. Amanda participated in Calvary’s teen bereavement support groups for five years. For the past three years, she has been a junior counselor at Calvary’s Camp Compass®, a weeklong camp for grieving children, and helps out at the Hospital’s support groups for children. This fall, she matriculates at Mercy College for an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She hopes to obtain her Masters in Social Work. Amanda and her family reside in the Bronx, NY.

         Gabrielle, 18, is a graduate of New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, NY. During her time at New Rochelle High School, she participated in the Art Program. This fall, she matriculates at Westchester Community College for an undergraduate degree in Digital Arts. She hopes to obtain her Masters degree in Digital Arts and someday own her own business. Gabrielle and her family reside in New Rochelle, NY.

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

 

 

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Calvary Hospital presented the 2014 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to three outstanding high school graduates, Terrill Daniel, Amanda Diaz, and Gabrielle Panchana. Pictured (Left to right): Michael T. Troncone, Vice President, Human Resources, Calvary; Gabrielle Panchana; Amanda Diaz, and Terrill Daniel.
 

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

 



Calvary Marks 10th Anniversary of Family Care Center
NEW YORK, NY, August 6, 2014 – Calvary recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its pioneering Family Care Center (FCC) and recognized the support of The Catholic Institute of the Food Industry (CIFI) over the past 20 years. CIFI presented Calvary with a check for $35,000, to be used by the Family Care/Social Work Department. With this latest gift, CIFI has contributed more than $1.2 million to date, to sustain the Hospital’s mission of compassionate, comprehensive care for patients and their families. 

Hospital Recognizes Long-Term Support from Catholic Institute of the Food Industry


NEW YORK, NY, August 6, 2014 – Calvary recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its pioneering Family Care Center (FCC) and recognized the support of The Catholic Institute of the Food Industry (CIFI) over the past 20 years. CIFI presented Calvary with a check for $35,000, to be used by the Family Care/Social Work Department. With this latest gift, CIFI has contributed more than $1.2 million to date, to sustain the Hospital’s mission of compassionate, comprehensive care for patients and their families. 

         Calvary presented two citations: 1) to CIFI leaders for their long-term and generous support of the Hospital’s family-centric approach to patient care and 2) to Executive Medical Director, Michael J. Brescia, MD, for spearheading the establishment of the FCC.

         Since it opened in 2004, the FCC has served thousands of adults and children. It is located on the main floor of our Bronx campus and serves as an oasis for family members of all ages. It offers family members a respite from the emotional turmoil that can exist on the patient floors, the opportunity to check email, read newspapers, get a manicure or a cup of coffee, or simply to gather their thoughts. 

         The Catholic Institute of the Food Industry (CIFI) was formed in 1946 to unite in fellowship all Catholics, at all levels, who are employed in the food industry. It has been a steadfast and generous supporter of Calvary Hospital’s programs of care. CIFI has also facilitated countless referrals for members of the community, thus increasing access to Calvary care for those most in need. The organization’s beneficence was instrumental in the establishment of Calvary’s unique Family Care Center, and its ongoing support has helped thousands of family members find comfort and respite there.

         For 115 years, Calvary Hospital has provided compassionate top-quality care for tens of thousands of patients. Families are so important that there is an entire department – “Family Care” – dedicated to them. Calvary social workers are known as “Family Care Practitioners.” Each has a Master’s degree in Social Work and advanced end-of-life training. They choose to be here, working with people in one of the most intimate and difficult times in the life of any family. No other hospital puts the time and effort into caring for the family as Calvary does.

 

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

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Calvary recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its pioneering Family Care Center (FCC). At the event, the Catholic Institute of the Food Industry (CIFI) presented Calvary with a check for $35,000. With this latest gift, CIFI has contributed more than $1.2 million to date, to sustain the Hospital’s mission of compassionate, comprehensive care for patients and their families. Pictured (left to right): Richard Jordan, Past President, CIFI; Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital; Frank Marcelino, President, CIFI; and Dennis Wallin, Past President, CIFI.

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At Calvary’s recent 10th anniversary celebration of its pioneering Family Care Center (FCC), the Catholic Institute of the Food Industry (CIFI) presented a check for $35,000, to support the Hospital’s various programs of care. To date, CIFI has contributed more than $1.2 million to Calvary. Dr. Michael J. Brescia, Executive Medical Director, also received a citation for his role in spearheading the establishment of the FCC. Pictured: Debbie Feldman, Esq., JD, LCSW, Administrator, Family Care Services, Calvary, presenting Dr. Brescia with his citation.

 


The New York Times and The Daily Forward Spotlight Calvary Hospital

See what
The New York Times and The Daily Forward
are saying about
Calvary Hospital and Home Hospice! 

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The New York Times and The Daily Forward
are saying about
Calvary Hospital and Home Hospice! 

The New York Times recently profiled Calvary@Home nurse, Kathy Fanelli. To see the story, go to:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/nyregion/before-night-falls.html?ref=nyregion.

The Jewish Daily Forward also covered the Hospital’s Annual Awards Gala several weeks ago.
To see the story, go to: 
http://blogs.forward.com/the-shmooze/200687/calvary-hospital-boasts-a-rescued-world-war-ii-tor/.

 



D.) 31st Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala Raises One Million Dollars
NEW YORK, NY, June 18, 2014 – More than 400 people attended Calvary Hospital’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on June 12 at The Pierre in New York City. The evening raised $1 million, making it one of the most successful galas in the Hospital’s 115-year history. The proceeds will benefit Calvary programs and services for advanced cancer patients and their families. Radio legend John R. Gambling served as master of ceremonies. Broadway star Melissa Errico performed as well.

NEW YORK, NY, June 18, 2014 – More than 400 people attended Calvary Hospital’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on June 12 at The Pierre in New York City. The evening raised $1 million, making it one of the most successful galas in the Hospital’s 115-year history. The proceeds will benefit Calvary programs and services for advanced cancer patients and their families. Radio legend John R. Gambling served as master of ceremonies. Broadway star Melissa Errico performed as well.

         Steven J. Golub, Chairman of the Board of the Calvary Fund, and a dinner co-chair, presented The Calvary Medal to two honorees: Arthur B. Crozier, Chairman, Innisfree M&A Incorporated, and Tim Main, Senior Managing Director, Evercore. Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, presented The Annie Blount Storrs Award to Mark G. Kris, MD, an Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who serves as their Lead Physician on the IBM Watson Collaboration. The three honorees were recognized for their distinguished corporate and civic leadership and outstanding philanthropic commitments to the Calvary mission. 

         Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care programs. This summer, Calvary will open the 10-bed Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh Home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. 

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

 

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More than 400 people attended Calvary Hospital’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on June 12 at The Pierre. The evening raised $1 million, making it one of the most successful galas in Calvary history -- to benefit programs and services for advanced cancer patients and their families. Pictured left to right:

  • Steven J. Golub, Chairman of the Calvary Fund Board of Directors;
  • Tim Main (Honoree);
  • Dr. Mark G. Kris (Honoree);
  • Arthur B. Crozier (Honoree);
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital;
  • Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman of the Calvary Hospital Board of Directors; and
  • John Gambling, Host of “The John Gambling Show” on AM 970 Radio.

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At Calvary’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on June 12 at The Pierre, the Hospital presented The Calvary Medal to Arthur B. Crozier, Chairman, Innisfree M&A Incorporated. The evening, one of the most successful in Calvary’s history, raised $1 million to support the Hospital’s programs. Pictured: Arthur B. Crozier (left) with Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital. 

 

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At Calvary’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on June 12 at The Pierre, the Hospital presented The Calvary Medal to Tim Main, Senior Managing Director, Evercore.  The evening, one of the most successful in Calvary’s history, raised $1 million to support the Hospital’s programs.  Pictured:  Tim Main (left) with Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital.



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At Calvary’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on June 12 at The Pierre, the Hospital presented The Annie Blount Storrs Award to Mark G. Kris, MD, an Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The evening, one of the most successful in Calvary’s history, raised $1 million to support the Hospital’s programs. Pictured: Dr. Mark G. Kris (left) with Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 



Dawn Greene Hospice to open at Mary Manning Walsh Home
BRONX, NY, June 5, 2014 – Calvary Hospital today announced that beginning in July, the Dawn Greene Hospice will be located at Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) in Manhattan.  The 10-bed hospice is being made possible by a $4 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation to ArchCare, for the benefit of Calvary Hospital. This hospice is a partnership between Calvary and MMW.  Both are part of ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. 

                                                                                     

 10-bed Hospice Made Possible through the Jerome L. Greene Foundation 

BRONX, NY, June 5, 2014 – Calvary Hospital today announced that beginning in July, the Dawn Greene Hospice will be located at Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) in Manhattan.  The 10-bed hospice is being made possible by a $4 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation to ArchCare, for the benefit of Calvary Hospital. This hospice is a partnership between Calvary and MMW.  Both are part of ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. 

            “Mrs. Greene recognized the value and uniqueness of our mission: caring for advanced cancer patients and their families. We are very fortunate that she became an advocate of our efforts to establish a stronger presence in Manhattan,” said Frank A. Calamari, President and CEO, Calvary Hospital.  “We are deeply grateful for this latest gift from the Greene family. It will allow many more people to access and benefit from Calvary programs, in a supportive multi-faith environment.”

“My mother was deeply impressed by the incredible array of services Calvary provides each year to thousands of patients and families. The Foundation and Calvary have worked for over ten years to make a Manhattan hospice a reality. This $4 million gift will fulfill my mother’s dream of making Calvary care more accessible to those who need it most,” said Christina McInerney, President and CEO of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation. When Mrs. Greene passed away in 2010, she left Calvary an unrestricted bequest of $5 million for its general operating expenses, the largest gift the Hospital has ever received. 

ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home has long been the residence of choice for families on Manhattan’s East Side seeking top-quality residential care and short-term rehabilitation for those they love.  Mary Manning Walsh Home cares for people of all faiths and spiritual preferences in an atmosphere of grace and elegance.

            “We are delighted to partner with Calvary Hospital.  They truly understand what it means to be mission-driven,” said Sr. Sean William O’Brien, O.Carm, Executive Director, MMW.  “The Carmelite tradition of providing innovative and patient-focused care to the most vulnerable among us – the elderly -- is aligned perfectly with Calvary’s core values of compassion, care, dignity, and non-abandonment.”

“ArchCare’s mission is to foster and provide faith based holistic care to frail and elderly people unable to fully care for themselves, and their families,” reported Scott LaRue, President and CEO, ArchCare. “We are proud that this partnership will bring Calvary back to its roots in Manhattan, where they were founded more than 115 years ago.”

Jerome L. Greene, a New York real estate attorney and philanthropist, founded the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to furthering the causes of education, the arts, health and social justice, in 1978. His widow, Dawn Greene, headed the Foundation until her death in 2010. Christina McInerney, Dawn Greene’s daughter, is now President and CEO. She joined the Foundation’s Board in 1999 and became its executive director in 2002.

To learn more about ArchCare and the Mary Manning Walsh Home, visit:  https://www.archcare.org.   

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



Calvary Hospital Seeking Counselors for 17th Season of Annual Bereavement Camp for Children and Teenagers
BRONX, NY, May 29, 2014 – From August 18-22, Calvary Hospital will host the 17th consecutive annual session of its bereavement camp for children and teenagers ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass® will take place at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. Hospital employees will comprise the majority of counselors for the week-long camp. Due to the number of campers that Calvary expects to serve this year, and its goal of maintaining a 2:1 ratio of campers to counselors, the Hospital will accept applications for counselors from outside Calvary.

BRONX, NY, May 29, 2014 – From August 18-22, Calvary Hospital will host the 17th consecutive annual session of its bereavement camp for children and teenagers ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass® will take place at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. Hospital employees will comprise the majority of counselors for the week-long camp. Due to the number of campers that Calvary expects to serve this year, and its goal of maintaining a 2:1 ratio of campers to counselors, the Hospital will accept applications for counselors from outside Calvary.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Licensed teachers, social workers, guidance counselors, school or pediatric nurses;
  • Minimum of four consecutive years of full-time employment;
  • Completed Calvary Job Application form (click here);
  • Two letters of reference from a work-related source; and
  • Availability to attend a 4-hour mandatory orientation on either August 5th in the Bronx or August 6th in Brooklyn, at our offices at St. Joseph High School; work from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm from Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22, 2014.

    Deadlines
  • Applications are being accepted from now through July 11
  • Please send all completed applications and letters of reference to:
    Jose Rivera
    Calvary Hospital
    1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461
    OR
    Emailed to his attention – jorivera@calvaryhospital.org.
    Phone number: (718) 518-2090
  • All hiring decisions will be made by July 25, 2014.

    Applicants selected as counselors will need to undergo the same background checks and related procedures as Calvary employees. Counselors will be paid $1,000 for the week.

             Calvary’s Camp Compass® provides a safe, nurturing environment for the children of diverse backgrounds to validate feelings of loss, offer hope, and have fun for the week. All of the 2014 campers attend the Hospital’s year-round bereavement programs -- Precious Moments – for
    young children aged 6 to 11 years old as well as teen bereavement support for 12- to 18-year-olds.
    These groups, which meet at the Hospital in the Bronx and in downtown Brooklyn, have helped hundreds of children to date with their grief process. All Calvary bereavement support groups are free and open to the community.

             Supporters of the Hospital’s children’s bereavement programs and Calvary’s Camp Compass® have included but are not limited to: Newman's Own Foundation, 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’s programs are available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether that person was a patient at Calvary, or someone from the larger community whose death was attributable to illness, accident, or violence.  
Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org

 

 



Calvary Honors Damali Wright, RN with DAISY Award
BRONX, NEW YORK, May 2014 – Calvary Hospital honored Damali Wright, RN, with the DAISY Award. Nurses recognized with this quarterly award must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise as well as extraordinary, compassionate care. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and their families. Award recipients are chosen by their co-workers, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Bronx Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse

BRONX, NEW YORK, May 2014 – Calvary Hospital honored Damali Wright, RN, with the DAISY Award. Nurses recognized with this quarterly award must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise as well as extraordinary, compassionate care. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and their families. Award recipients are chosen by their co-workers, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

         Damali began working at Calvary Hospital in 2007 as a Nurse’s Aide. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Monroe College in Bronx, New York. She received numerous nominations by her fellow nurses as well as family members.
Some of her nomination forms included the following comments:

“Damali is a kind, compassionate, and caring person who understands the patient’s needs as well as those of the family. She has always taken the time to answer any questions without making us feel uncomfortable or rushed in any way, while always maintaining professionalism.”

“Damari was always very attentive to my father’s needs as well as mine. She did everything she could to make my dad comfortable and help me through the process, I think she is very deserving of the DAISY Award. She is always very professional, caring, and attentive as well as sensitive to our needs.”

         Damali was born in Jamaica and presently resides in the Wakefield section of the Bronx 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 the excellence on their nursing staff. The organization’s main goals are: 1) to pay tribute to nurses who make such an enormous difference in the lives of people they touch every single day; 2) fund grants for nurses who do research and evidence-based practices in the field of cancer; and 3) to give out the DAISY faculty award to inspiring teachers in nursing school.

 

PHOTOCAPTION FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Calvary recently recognized Damali Wright, RN with the DAISY Award. On hand at the award ceremony are (left to right):

  • Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;
  • Marcella Mulligan, RN, Staff Development Instructor;
  • Damali Wright, RN, (Honoree);
  • Francine Forrest, RN, Patient Service Manager; and
  • Marlene Humphreys, RN, BSN, MS, CHPN, Director of Staff Development.


JCC of Pelham Parkway Honors Dr. Michael J. Brescia with Legends of Chesed Award
BRONX, NEW YORK, May 2014 – At their Annual Leadership Breakfast, the Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway (JCCPP) recognized Dr. Michael J. Brescia, Executive Medical Director of Calvary Hospital, with the “Legends of Chesed” award. He was one of eight people honored at this event. State Senator Jeff Klein presented a proclamation, naming Sunday, May 18, 2014, as “Dr. Michael Brescia Day” in the Bronx.

Westchester Resident Honored for Five Decade Career at Calvary Hospital


BRONX, NEW YORK, May 2014 – At their Annual Leadership Breakfast, the Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway (JCCPP) recognized Dr. Michael J. Brescia, Executive Medical Director of Calvary Hospital, with the “Legends of Chesed” award. He was one of eight people honored at this event. State Senator Jeff Klein presented a proclamation, naming Sunday, May 18, 2014, as “Dr. Michael Brescia Day” in the Bronx.

         In 2012, Calvary and Yeshiva University/RIETS announced a collaboration to provide the observant Jewish community with information and options for end-of-life care in accordance with Jewish law or Halakha. Each year, the Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients at their 200-bed Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center, as well as with home care and home hospice throughout the greater New York area.

         Jewish patients and families at Calvary can look forward to a comprehensive range of services such as (but not limited to): End-of-life counseling by the Hospital’s three rabbis in accordance with Jewish tradition; Kosher meals and cholov yisroel dairy products available upon request; Kosher Hospitality Room stocked weekly with a variety of glatt kosher food;
Shabbat lounge; and inclusion in the Einstein and Pelham Parkway eruv.

         Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. Calvary has been the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org

PHOTOCAPTION:
The JCC of Pelham Parkway honors Calvary Hospital’s Executive Medical Director at its Annual Leadership Breakfast. Pictured (left to right):

  • Charles Landsberg, President, JCCPP;
  • Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman, Spiritual Leader, Young Israel of Pelham Parkway;
  • Dr. Michael J. Brescia (Honoree); and
  • David Edelstein, Executive Director, Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway.






Calvary Honors Christopher Curran, CCT with "Catch A Star" Award
BRONX, NEW YORK, May 2014 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Connecticut resident,
Christopher Curran, CCT with the “Catch a Star” Award. The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, cancer care technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate the Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Connecticut Resident Honored for His Professional Excellence


BRONX, NEW YORK, May 2014 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Connecticut resident,
Christopher Curran, CCT with the “Catch a Star” Award. The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, cancer care technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate the Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

         Christopher Curran began working at Calvary in 2009 as the Family Care Center Coordinator, and graduated as a Cancer Care Technician CCT in 2010.

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

  • “Christopher is an extraordinary worker. His care and concern for my father is very genuine and I believe he has gone above and beyond his call of duty. He is always very attentive to my father’s needs. He is very professional and caring, he is constantly checking in on my father to make sure that he is clean and comfortable.”
  • “Christopher is comforting, cheerful, and courteous. He took care of my needs in a timely fashion.”
  • “Christopher made my visit comfortable and kept me informed of the care and services that I was receiving.”

         Christopher was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Georgetown University in 2009 majoring in Psychology. During his spare time, he enjoys working out, running with his dog, and traveling. Christopher and his family reside in Norwalk, Connecticut.

PHOTOCAPTION:
Calvary awards the “Catch a Star” Award to Christopher Curran, CCT, pictured (left to right):

  • Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;
  • Francine Forrest, RN, Patient Service Manager;
  • Christopher Curran, CCT, (Honoree);
  • Marlene Humphreys, RN, BSN, MS, CHPN, Director of Staff Development; and
  • Camelia Brown, RN, Patient Service Manager. 

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

 

 



Mentors Through Mourning (Bronx)

Calvary Hospital invites mental health professionals and those in education, who work with children and teens, to our "Mentors Through Mourning" Program.  Now in its 12th year, this training course is offered in both our Bronx and Brooklyn facilities.  The fee is $50.00 per session for mental health clinicians or funeral directors. 

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

WHAT:   MENTORS THROUGH MOURNING PROGRAM

Calvary Hospital invites mental health professionals and those in education, who work with children and teens, to our "Mentors Through Mourning" Program.  Now in its 12th year, this training course is offered in both our Bronx and Brooklyn facilities.  The fee is $50.00 per session for mental health clinicians or funeral directors. 

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

WHEN:   In the Bronx, this four week program will meet Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

            May 7      "Special Needs of Bereaved Children and Adolescents"
               May 14    "Trauma in Today's Society"
               May 21    "Crises Intervention: When Death Impacts the Classroom"
               May 28   "Reintegrating Children with a Life Threatening Illness into the Classroom"

Each class will be taught by an experienced bereavement counselor

WHERE:   Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461

            If you have questions or would like to register, please email Sschachter@calvaryhospital.org or call either Lynn Marie Pappalardi at (718) 518-2173 or Dr. Sherry Schachter at (718) 518-2125

            Pre-registration is strongly recommended, however walk-ins will be welcome.  CEUs PENDING FROM NYS DEPT HEALTH BUREAU OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS

 

       

 

                  

 



Mentors Through Mourning (Brooklyn)
Calvary Hospital invites mental health professionals and those in education, who work with children and teens, to our "Mentors Through Mourning" Program.  Now in its 12th year, this training course is offered in both our Bronx and Brooklyn facilities.  The fee is $50.00 per session for mental health clinicians or funeral directors.

WHAT:   MENTORS THROUGH MOURNING PROGRAM

Calvary Hospital invites mental health professionals and those in education, who work with children and teens, to our "Mentors Through Mourning" Program.  Now in its 12th year, this training course is offered in both our Bronx and Brooklyn facilities.  The fee is $50.00 per session for mental health clinicians or funeral directors. 

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

WHEN:   In downtown Brooklyn, this four week program will meet Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

            May 5      "Special Needs of Bereaved Children and Adolescents"
               May 12    "Trauma in Today's Society"
               May 19    "Reintegrating Children with a Life Threatening Illness into the Classroom"
               June 2   "Can we take the bus to Heaven"

Each class will be taught by an experienced bereavement counselor

WHERE:   St. Joseph's High School, 80 Willoughby Street (downtown Brooklyn), Brooklyn, New York, 11201

            If you have questions or would like to register, please email Sschachter@calvaryhospital.org or call either Lynn Marie Pappalardi at (718) 518-2173 or Dr. Sherry Schachter at (718) 518-2125

            Pre-registration is strongly recommended, however walk-ins will be welcome.  CEUs PENDING FROM NYS DEPT HEALTH BUREAU OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS



Timothy Cardinal Dolan Celebrates Mass at Calvary Hospital
BRONX, NY, April 4, 2014 -- The Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, celebrated Mass recently at Calvary Hospital for more than 140 patients, families, employees, and special guests. Afterwards His Eminence visited with many patients and their visitors. He also visited the Hospital’s Kosher Hospitality Room and Shabbos Lounge. Cardinal Dolan serves as honorary chairman of Calvary Hospital.

BRONX, NY, April 4, 2014 -- The Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, celebrated Mass recently at Calvary Hospital for more than 140 patients, families, employees, and special guests. Afterwards His Eminence visited with many patients and their visitors. He also visited the Hospital’s Kosher Hospitality Room and Shabbos Lounge. Cardinal Dolan serves as honorary chairman of Calvary Hospital.
         In 2012, Calvary and Yeshiva University’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) announced a pioneering collaboration to provide rabbinic consultation to the observant Jewish community about end-of-life care in accordance with Jewish law. Several representatives from Yeshiva University were on hand to meet with the Archbishop including
Edward R. Burns, M.D., Executive Dean, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and Rabbi Menachem Penner, Dean of RIETS. Each year, the Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients at their Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center, as well as with home care and home hospice throughout the greater New York area. 
         Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.

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His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Frank A. Calamari, President and CEO, walk to Mass at Calvary Hospital.

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Cardinal Dolan recently visited Calvary Hospital.  Pictured (left to right):

  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary;
  • Edward R. Burns, MD, Executive Dean, Albert Einstein School of Medicine,
  • Cardinal Dolan;
  • Rabbi Menachem Penner, Dean of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at YU; and
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary.

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Cardinal Dolan conducts Mass at Calvary.

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His Eminence visited various patients during his recent visit to Calvary Hospital.

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Each year, the Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients.  Inpatients at the Bronx campus may use the Kosher Hospitality Room and the Shabbos Lounge.  Cardinal Dolan is pictured enjoying a snack in the Kosher Hospitality Room.

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His eminence poses with members of the nursing department at Calvary Hospital.

 

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,600 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.   

 




The Dawn Greene Hospice is officially dedicated - 10-bed Hospice Made Possible by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Calvary Hospital Hosts 11th Annual Attorney Conference - Hospital Event Brings in New York’s Top Trusts & Estates Attorneys

Spiritual/Pastoral Care Day

A.) Calvary Hospital and Yeshiva University Form Collaboration to Serve Orthodox Community

B.) Yeshiva University Rabbinic Panel Visits Calvary Hospital

C.) Calvary Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting for Kosher Hospitality Room & Shabbos Lounge

Calvary to offer New Bereavement Group For Young Adults (ages 18-25)

Calvary's Camp Compass®

Calvary Hospital Awards 2014 Eddie Higgins Scholarships to three outstanding students

Calvary Marks 10th Anniversary of Family Care Center

The New York Times and The Daily Forward Spotlight Calvary Hospital

D.) 31st Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala Raises One Million Dollars

Dawn Greene Hospice to open at Mary Manning Walsh Home

Calvary Hospital Seeking Counselors for 17th Season of Annual Bereavement Camp for Children and Teenagers

Calvary Honors Damali Wright, RN with DAISY Award

JCC of Pelham Parkway Honors Dr. Michael J. Brescia with Legends of Chesed Award

Calvary Honors Christopher Curran, CCT with "Catch A Star" Award

Mentors Through Mourning (Bronx)

Mentors Through Mourning (Brooklyn)

Timothy Cardinal Dolan Celebrates Mass at Calvary Hospital

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