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Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day
BRONX, NEW YORK, November 2014 – Calvary Hospital joined hospitals across the country and globe in observing World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day on November 20. Calvary recognized the contributions of staff and their role as goodwill ambassadors, by having cake for staff on every patient unit. They also displayed posters and distributed handouts about how to prevent pressure ulcers -- including those caused by medical devices. 

Calvary Celebrates World Wide
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day


BRONX, NEW YORK, November 2014 – Calvary Hospital joined hospitals across the country and globe in observing World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day on November 20. Calvary recognized the contributions of staff and their role as goodwill ambassadors, by having cake for staff on every patient unit. They also displayed posters and distributed handouts about how to prevent pressure ulcers -- including those caused by medical devices. 
         Hospital administration is proud of the wide-spread efforts that all staff put forth to prevent Pressure Ulcers. The best success only occurs when staff from all disciplines throughout the hospital engages in prevention efforts. 
         World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day was first observed in 2013 and is growing in recognition from many governing bodies across the world. It is most appropriate to set aside a special time to recognize the contributions of hospital personnel. The annual celebration of Worldwide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day is sponsored by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (www.npuap.org).

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On November 20, 2014, Calvary Hospital joined hospitals across the globe in observing World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day. To mark this day, Calvary recognized the staff’s key role as goodwill ambassadors in this important cause, and educated people about how to prevent pressure ulcers -- including those caused by medical devices.



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


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

BRONX,NY, November 13, 2012 –CalvaryHospitalandYeshivaUniversity’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,YeshivaUniversityhas 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 ofYeshivaUniversityand 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,” saidEdwardR.Burns, MD, executive dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine ofYeshivaUniversity.  

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

collaborate withCalvaryrecognizes 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,CalvaryHospital. “We are confident that our collaboration withYeshivaUniversitywill provide the Orthodox community with the information they need to make therighthealthcare 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 thatCalvarycare will be provided in accordance with their faith traditions.”

Calvary’s patient care model successfully addresses the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patientsandtheir 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 ofYeshivaUniversity’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS);

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

·       Kosher meals andcholov yisroeldairy 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 andPelham Parkwayeruv; and

·       Being part of the Einstein andPelham Parkwaycommunities.

           To learn more aboutCalvary, go towww.calvaryhospital.org

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

CalvaryHospitalis 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,Calvaryis the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually byCalvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter,CalvaryLife, please go towww.calvaryhospital.org.

BRONX,NY, November 13, 2012 –CalvaryHospitalandYeshivaUniversity’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,YeshivaUniversityhas 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 ofYeshivaUniversityand 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,” saidEdwardR.Burns, MD, executive dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine ofYeshivaUniversity.  

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

collaborate withCalvaryrecognizes 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,CalvaryHospital. “We are confident that our collaboration withYeshivaUniversitywill provide the Orthodox community with the information they need to make therighthealthcare 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 thatCalvarycare will be provided in accordance with their faith traditions.”

Calvary’s patient care model successfully addresses the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patientsandtheir 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 ofYeshivaUniversity’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS);

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

·       Kosher meals andcholov yisroeldairy 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 andPelham Parkwayeruv; and

·       Being part of the Einstein andPelham Parkwaycommunities.

           To learn more aboutCalvary, go towww.calvaryhospital.org

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

CalvaryHospitalis 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,Calvaryis the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually byCalvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter,CalvaryLife, please go towww.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.

         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).

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 Holds Ribbon Cutting for Kosher Hospitality Room & Shabbos Lounge

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 



D.) Calvary Co-Sponsors Annual Bikur Cholim Conference

CALVARY CO-SPONSORS ANNUAL BIKUR CHOLIM CONFERENCE

Hospital shares Unique Expertise with End-of-Life Care

BRONX, NEW YORK, November 2014 – On November 9, Calvary Hospital co-sponsored the 27th Annual Bikur Cholim Conference with the UJA-Federation of New York on “When the Healer Needs Healing Illness and the Bikur Cholim Conference.” Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick) is a very important mitzvah throughout the Jewish community. 

Hospital shares Unique Expertise with End-of-Life Care

BRONX, NEW YORK, November 2014 – On November 9, Calvary Hospital co-sponsored the JBFCS 27th Annual Bikur Cholim Coordinating Council Conference with the UJA-Federation of New York on “When the Healer Needs Healing Illness and the Bikur Cholim Conference.” Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick) is a very important mitzvah throughout the Jewish community. 
         Calvary led a workshop entitled -- Visiting with Someone at the End of Life: “What do I say?” “What if they can’t speak?” "Can I make a difference?" Christopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Pastoral Care Provider and Jewish Communal Outreach Liaison, Calvary Hospital and Home Hospice; and Judy Pollack, LCSW, a social worker affiliated with Calvary@Home led the 32 participants in an lively, interactive discussion. 
         The Hospital’s goal was to help educate the attendees on: 1) how to understand their unique role, 2) handle their own fears, and 3) increase their comfort as they offer valuable support to those who are seriously ill. The real-life anecdotes from Calvary’s three presenters were very effective in helping to maximize the value of this workshop.
         Two years ago this month, 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. Jewish patients and families at Calvary can look forward to a comprehensive range of services such as: End-of-life counseling by the Hospital’s three rabbis in accordance with Jewish tradition; Kosher Hospitality Room stocked weekly with declicious glatt kosher food; Shabbat lounge; and inclusion in the Einstein and Pelham Parkway eruv. 
         The Hospital cares for hundreds of Jewish patients annually at their 200-bed Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center, The Dawn Greene Hospice, as well as in private homes and nursing facilities in the greater New York area. To learn more about Calvary care for Jewish patients, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org, and go to the “What’s New” section on the home page.

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


Photocaption: On November 9th, Calvary Hospital co-sponsored the 27th Annual Bikur Cholim Conference with the UJA-Federation of New York. Calvary’s workshop on “Visiting with Someone at the End of Life” was led by Christopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Pastoral Care Provider and Jewish Communal Outreach Liaison, Calvary Hospital and Home Hospice; and Judy Pollack, LCSW, a social worker affiliated with Calvary@Home. Pictured (left to right): Rabbi Rothberger, Judy Pollack and Dr. Comfort.

 



Press Ganey honors Calvary for nine consecutive years

BRONX, NEW YORK, November 2014 – For the 9th 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.

BRONX, NEW YORK, November 2014 – For the 9th 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.

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®;
  • Nine 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, 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.

 



D.) Annual Bereavement Course to be offered in the Bronx

BRONX, NY, October 2014 – Calvary Hospital today announced that their 22nd Annual Bereavement Course will take place on Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm, from January 5 through March 23, 2015. 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. (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 are pending from the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Funeral Directors; the ANCC for nurses (American Nurses Credentialing Center); NASW (National Association Social Workers); and CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselors). These courses have been approved for contact hours by ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling).

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.

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. Completed forms must be received at Calvary by December 22. Individuals can also register at the door. Checks should be made payable to Calvary Hospital.

         Please send all registrations and payment to: Dr Sherry R Schachter, Director Bereavement Services, “Calvary Hospital.”, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York 10461. Questions may also be directed to Walesca Marmolejos, LMSW at wmarmolejos@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, 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.

 



E.) Annual Bereavement Course to be offered in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY, October 2014 – Calvary Hospital today announced that their 22nd Annual Bereavement Course will take place in downtown Brooklyn on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, from January 7 through March 11, 2015. 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 are pending from the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Funeral Directors; the ANCC for nurses (American Nurses Credentialing Center); NASW (National Association Social Workers); and CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselors). These courses have been approved for contact hours by ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling).
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.

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. Completed forms must be received at Calvary by Friday, January 2. Individuals can also register at the door. Checks should be made payable to Calvary Hospital. 

         Please send all registrations and payment to: Dr Sherry R Schachter, Director Bereavement Services, Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York 10461. Questions may also be directed to Walesca Marmolejos, LMSW at wmarmolejos@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, 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.

 



Carlos M. Hernandez Appointed Chairman of The Calvary Fund

BRONX, NEW YORK, October 30, 2014 – Calvary Hospital has announced that Carlos M. Hernandez has been appointed Chairman of the Calvary Fund, which directs all fundraising efforts in support of the Hospital’s unique and historic mission. Mr. Hernandez succeeds Steven J. Golub, who served in this important role for the past four years. The transition became effective at the September 17th Joint Meeting of the Boards of Directors of Calvary Hospital and of the Calvary Fund. 
         “We are delighted that Carlos has agreed to take on the significant responsibility of being the new chairman,” said Frank A. Calamari, President and CEO. “He is an exemplary ambassador for the Hospital and is extremely committed to all Calvary patients and families.”
         “We expect that his leadership and vision will help the Hospital effectively attract support for the important work that Calvary does each and every day,” added Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman, Calvary Hospital Board of Directors.
         A member of the Fund Board since 2012, Mr. Hernandez was recognized with the Calvary Medal – the Hospital’s highest honor – at the Hospital’s 2011 Annual Awards Gala. He and his family have been long-time supporters of the Hospital’s unique mission.
         Mr. Hernandez joined J.P. Morgan in 1986 in the Investment Bank’s training program. Today he is Managing Director and Co-head of Global Banking for the firm, with responsibility for the firm’s Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, and Treasury Services activities globally. 
         Prior to his current role, Mr. Hernandez was head of Global Investor Services, which provides institutional investors and broker dealers with a suite of services including custody, clearing, collateral management as well as prime brokerage and financing. Before that, Mr. Hernandez led the firm’s Global Equities and Prime Services businesses. 
         An investment banker for most of his career, Mr. Hernandez has extensive experience leading teams that serve the world’s top corporations and institutions. He has spent his entire career at J.P. Morgan. 
         Earlier in his career, Mr. Hernandez managed the origination and distribution business for the Americas, Institutional Equities for the Americas, and Global Equity Capital Markets. He also served as head of Investment Banking for Latin America for the firm.
         Mr. Hernandez currently serves on the boards of MarketAxess and The Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT. In 2005, he served on the board of the Securities Industries Association.
         Mr. Hernandez was graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in Business Administration and from the State University of New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He and his family reside in Connecticut.

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.



 



Catholic New York Spotlights Calvary Hospital
 

See whatCatholic New York

is saying about

The Dawn Greene Hospice!

 

The October 30thissue of Catholic New York spotlights The Dawn Greene Hospice.  To see the article, click here: 

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Joseph Deglomini, Jr. Joins The Calvary Fund Board of Directors
BRONX, NEW YORK, October 29, 2014 – Calvary Hospital has announced that Joseph Deglomini, Jr. has joined the Board of Directors for the Calvary Fund, which directs all fundraising efforts in support of the Hospital’s unique and historic mission. 

 

BRONX, NEW YORK, October 29, 2014 – Calvary Hospital has announced that Joseph Deglomini, Jr. has joined the Board of Directors for the Calvary Fund, which directs all fundraising efforts in support of the Hospital’s unique and historic mission. 
         “Having board members with a strong personal commitment to Calvary’s unique mission is essential to our future success,” said Carlos M. Hernandez, Chairman, Calvary Fund Board of Directors. “We are confident that Joe’s insight and experience will help us increase the breadth and depth of our outreach on the important work that Calvary does each and every day.” 
         Mr. Deglomini is a Principal with Simone Development. With his partner, Joseph Simone, they invest in office, medical, retail and industrial real estate throughout the five boroughs. Their development team currently has more than one million square feet in various stages of planning, construction, leasing, and delivery to the market. 
         Prior to becoming a principal of Simone Development, Mr. Deglomini was a partner of Tower Properties Co., a prominent commercial real estate development and management firm in the Bronx. He began his career as a leasing associate at Studley, a top commercial real estate services firm headquartered in Manhattan.
         In addition to Mr. Deglomini’s 13-year career in real estate development, he has a long track record of service to the community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce since 2008. He also serves on the board of the Westchester Square District Management Association and the Board of Directors of the Bronx Council Boy Scouts of America.
         Mr. Deglomini, his firm and his entire family have been long-time generous supporters of Calvary Hospital and have had several personal experiences with the Hospital’s unique care.
Mr. Deglomini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Lynn University and is a native of Nyack, NY.
 

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.




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

 



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.

 

 

PHOTOCAPTION:
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! 

See what
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.

 

 

 

 

 




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

B.) Yeshiva University Rabbinic Panel Visits Calvary Hospital

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

D.) Calvary Co-Sponsors Annual Bikur Cholim Conference

Press Ganey honors Calvary for nine consecutive years

D.) Annual Bereavement Course to be offered in the Bronx

E.) Annual Bereavement Course to be offered in Brooklyn

Carlos M. Hernandez Appointed Chairman of The Calvary Fund

Catholic New York Spotlights Calvary Hospital

Joseph Deglomini, Jr. Joins The Calvary Fund Board of Directors

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

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

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