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29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic
 Monday, July 31, 2017 

  

Brae Burn Country Club | 39 Brae Burn Drive
Century Country Club | 233 Anderson Hill Road

Purchase, NY

Both courses are spikeless

SCHEDULE

9:30 AM | Registration Begins
10:00 AM | Brunch
11:30 AM | Golf Shotgun Start
12:30 PM | Round Robin Tennis
5:00 PM | Reception, Live Auction, Dinner & Awards

Tom Cotter, Comedian (America’s Got Talent Finalist)

 


 



Family member finds a creative way to support the Calvary mission

  

 

We want to give a heartfelt thank you to Brooklyn native Joseph Peritore-Prince who found a creative way to support the Calvary mission. Joey was very grateful for the care that his parents received at Calvary’s Brooklyn Campus in 2007 and 2016. So for his 40th birthday on April 28, he conducted a “GoFundMe” campaign to raise $4,000 in their honor. (https://www.gofundme.com/celebrating-joe-and-susan-peritore) Joey surpassed his goal by more than 11%, raising $4,462 that will benefit the Brooklyn Campus! Way to go!!!

 



 

 

 

 



Calvary Hospital Collaborates with Plaza Jewish Community Chapel


BRONX, NY, May 2017 – On May 9th, Calvary Hospital participated in a lecture series sponsored by Plaza Jewish Community Chapel on “Basic Things You Should Know about Jewish End of Life Choices, Funeral & Burial: Halachic and Practical Implications for You.” Part One of this series took place at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The objective was to educate people about their options for end-of-life care from a Jewish perspective.

KJ’s Rabbi Elie Weinstock moderated the event. Speakers included Mitch Kronish, LFD, Plaza Funeral Director, Christopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary and Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, BCC, Jewish Community Liaison, Calvary.


BRONX, NY, May 2017 – On May 9th, Calvary Hospital participated in a lecture series sponsored by Plaza Jewish Community Chapel on “Basic Things You Should Know about Jewish End of Life Choices, Funeral & Burial: Halachic and Practical Implications for You.” Part One of this series took place at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The objective was to educate people about their options for end-of-life care from a Jewish perspective.

KJ’s Rabbi Elie Weinstock moderated the event. Speakers included Mitch Kronish, LFD, Plaza Funeral Director, Christopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary and Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, BCC, Jewish Community Liaison, Calvary.


“Our collaboration with Calvary allows us to fulfill a need for accurate information about a subject that many people want to learn about but often don’t know where to begin,” said Stephanie Garry,
Chief Administrative Officer for Plaza Jewish Community Chapel. “Calvary and Plaza are both committed to serving the entire Jewish community, whatever their level of observance.”


“Since the Hospital was founded in 1899, Calvary has been committed to serving people of all religious and faith backgrounds,” reported Rabbi Rothberger. “Our comprehensive program of care for Jewish patients and families includes Glatt Kosher and cholov yisrael food upon request, a daily visit from a rabbi, food from an expanded Kosher Hospitality Suite, dedicated Shabbos Lounge, Kabbalat Shabbat service, and celebrations of all major holidays.”


Three rabbis at Calvary care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients each year. People may receive CalvaryCareSM at the Hospital’s facilities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens and in private homes and select nursing facilities where they reside.


In November 2016, on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Calvary Hospital completed the restoration of a 135-year-old Torah scroll, itself a Holocaust survivor. This Torah scroll -- dating from 1880 -- is originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now The Czech Republic. Since 1988, it has been on permanent loan to Calvary from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.

Calvary’s award-wining outreach to the Jewish community has been spearheaded by Dr. Michael J. Brescia, Executive Medical Director.


To learn more about CalvaryCareSM, please visit:
www.calvaryhospital.org. To make a gift to benefit Jewish patients, go to: www.calvaryhospital.org/ahuva


Plaza is the first and only not-for-profit Jewish funeral chapel in New York City that is owned and operated by the Jewish community. Plaza takes pride in giving back to the community and the families it serves by putting its values into action with ongoing community-minded campaigns. These include: educational programs for seniors, students, and end-of-life caregivers; being a drop-off site for gently used medical supplies for the Afya Foundation; providing proper burial of Sheimos collections and assisting the community in a variety of ways which includes
grants, sponsorships, and a fellowship program to train Jewish funeral directors. Plaza is honored to have sponsored or co-sponsored over 20 bereavement conferences and offers free Yahrzeit candles to synagogues, organizations and families throughout the year. Also, Plaza created a free Yahrzeit Memorial App to help keep track of important memorial dates of family members and friends that includes Jewish prayers, meditations, and customs.


Since 1899, Calvary 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. Each year, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 



On May 9th, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel collaborated with Calvary Hospital on an event, Basic Things You Should Know about Jewish End of Life Choices, Funeral & Burial: Halachic and Practical Implications for You” at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan. KJ Rabbi Elie Weinstock moderated the event. Pictured(left to right): Rabbi Weinstock, Christopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary; Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, BCC, Jewish Community Liaison, Calvary; and
Mitch Kronish, LFD, Plaza Funeral Director.





Some close ups of the audience who attended a May 9th event hosted by Plaza Jewish Community Chapel at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan. The objective of this event, “Basic
Things You Should Know about Jewish End of Life Choices, Funeral & Burial: Halachic and Practical Implications for You,”
was to learn how to choose options for end-of-life care from a Jewish perspective.



Hospice Foundation of America’s Living with Grief® Series

Calvary Hospital is pleased to announce that we are, once again, participating in the Hospice Foundation of America’s Living with Grief® series. We will be hosting a webcast entitled “When Grief is Complicated” which will be held on:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30pm

at Calvary Hospital,

1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461

AND

Monday, May 22, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

at Duffy’s Funeral Home,

255 Ninth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please contact Lynne Marie Pappalardi at 718-518-2173 to register.

This program is offered free of charge.

About the Program: While most individuals experiencing loss face grief, most grievers can cope with loss and subsequent grief in ways defined by their culture as appropriate and can fulfill, after brief and intermittent impairment, their social and workplace roles. However, research shows that between 10 and 20 percent of individuals who experience loss experience more disabling reactions, including Complicated Grief or other conditions triggered by the loss, such as PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, or substance abuse. Complicated Grief reactions may also be a factor in physical illness. This program looks at how to identify disabling grief reactions and when referrals to specially trained clinicians or professionals may be indicated and necessary. This program is 2 hours, with an additional 30 minute post-program discussion required for CE credits.



AmazonSmile Helps Calvary Hospital

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Calvary Hospital every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-1740274, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Calvary Hospital.

 



Calvary Hosts Annual Donor Appreciation Event at The New York Botanical Garden

BRONX, NY – On April 30th, Calvary Hospital hosted its Annual Spring Donor Brunch at The New York Botanical Garden. Two hundred and eighty six people gathered at the picturesque site to hear about the latest news from the Hospital. Two family members, Socorro DeJesus and Missy Cohen Pirinea, shared their experience with CalvaryCareSM for their brother and husband, respectively. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed the Chihuly exhibit at the NYBG.

Since 1899, Calvary 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. Each more, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org.

BRONX, NY – On April 30th, Calvary Hospital hosted its Annual Spring Donor Brunch at The New York Botanical Garden. Two hundred and eighty six people gathered at the picturesque site to hear about the latest news from the Hospital. Two family members, Socorro DeJesus and Missy Cohen Pirinea, shared their experience with CalvaryCareSM for their brother and husband, respectively. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed the Chihuly exhibit at the NYBG.

Since 1899, Calvary 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. Each more, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 


Pictured left to right: Missy Cohen Pirinea, Denise Austin, Socorro DeJesus.

Ms. Pirinea’s husband and Ms. DeJesus’ brother, were Calvary patients in 2007 and 2014, respectively. They each spoke about their experience with CalvaryCareSM.



Guests enjoying Calvary’s Annual Spring Donor brunch at the New York Botanical Garden.

  

Examples of the Chihuly exhibit currently available at the New York Botanical Garden.


Pictured: The Wright family enjoying Calvary’s Annual Spring Donor brunch at the New York Botanical Garden.

Joe Cooney (far right) and his family enjoying Calvary’s Annual Spring Donor brunch at the New York Botanical Garden.

Frank Streng, a member of Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council, and his guests enjoying Calvary’s Annual Spring Donor brunch and the Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.

 

 

 


 

 

 



Basic Things You Should Know about Jewish End of Life Choices, Funeral & Burial

Overview of Compassionate Options for End of Life Care:

Tuesday May 9th, 7:30 PM

at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun

125 East 85th Street, New York, NY

Click here for more information



Calvary Hospital Hosts Annual Planned Giving Program Reception
BRONX, NY, April 2017 – On April 3rd, Calvary Hospital hosted its Annual Society of 1899 Planned Giving Program and Reception at Christie’s in New York City. The event attracted more than 150 of Calvary’s long-time and newer donors. This year’s program included remarks by Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary; Bonnie Brennan, Senior Vice President, Senior Director, Christie’s; with remarks by Elizabeth Wight, Specialist, Private and Iconic Collections; and Michael J.A. Smith, Chair of Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council. After a presentation in one of the auction rooms, guests were treated to a reception and private viewing of Christie’s “Betsy Bloomingdale: A Life in Style” sale.

BRONX, NY, April 2017 – On April 3rd, Calvary Hospital hosted its Annual Society of 1899 Planned Giving Program and Reception at Christie’s in New York City. The event attracted more than 150 of Calvary’s long-time and newer donors. This year’s program included remarks by Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary; Bonnie Brennan, Senior Vice President, Senior Director, Christie’s; with remarks by Elizabeth Wight, Specialist, Private and Iconic Collections; and Michael J.A. Smith, Chair of Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council. After a presentation in one of the auction rooms, guests were treated to a reception and private viewing of Christie’s “Betsy Bloomingdale: A Life in Style” sale.

Calvary Hospital was founded in 1899 by dedicated volunteers, with supporting gifts and bequests dating back to the turn of the century. Since those initial bequests, estate gifts have played a significant role in sustaining the hospital and maintaining its high standard of compassionate care and its ability to expand beyond its original location in the Bronx. Today, CalvaryCareSM can be obtained at a 200-bed Bronx hospital, 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite, The Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan, Ozanam Hall in Queens, and in homes throughout the metropolitan area.

Calvary established The Society of 1899 to honor the visionary men and women who have made a planned gift or bequest to the hospital. These generous legacy gifts insure that Calvary’s core values of non-abandonment and death without physical pain and suffering will extend to future generations when they need this critical care.

Since 1899, Calvary 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. Each year, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org.




Calvary Hospital hosted its Annual Society of 1899 Planned Giving Program and Reception recently at Christie’s in New York City, for more than 150 attendees. Pictured (left to right):

  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary;
  • Bonnie Brennan, Senior Vice President, Senior Director, Christie’s and member of Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council;
  • Elizabeth Wight, Specialist, Private and Iconic Collections; and
  • Michael J.A. Smith, Chair of Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council.


A collection of couture gowns purchased and worn by Betsy Bloomingdale from the design houses of Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Chanel.




Calvary Hospital hosted its Annual Society of 1899 Planned Giving Program and Reception on April 3, 2017, at Christie’s in New York City, for more than 150 attendees. Pictured: guests learning about the “Betsy Bloomingdale: A Life in Style” sale.



Enid and Paul Rosenberg enjoying the exhibit. Mr. Rosenberg is a member of Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC). The PAC was established by the Calvary Fund, Inc. 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 palliative care for adults with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. PAC members are volunteers from the legal, investment, accounting, insurance, and banking professions.




The Society of 1899 honors the visionary men and women who have made a planned gift or bequest to the hospital. These generous legacy gifts insure that Calvary’s core values of non-abandonment and compassionate, comprehensive care will extend to future generations who may need us.

Society of 1899 members who attended Calvary’s Christies event included:

Pictured left to right
(seated): Rose Carmen Zanca, Barbara Gottlieb, Magdalen Gaynor, Esq. and Susan Gernert

Pictured left to right (standing): Frank A. Calamari, President and CEO, Calvary Hospital, Paul Rosenberg, Esq., Thomas G. Ferrara, Carolina Baron, Jane Killilea and Tomas Killilea



FDNY and Calvary Hospital Collaborate on Paramedic Training Program
BRONX, NY, March 2017 -- Calvary Hospital recently hosted its most recent group of Emergency Medical Technicians from The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY). During their one day visit to the Hospital’s Bronx campus on March 22, the seven EMTs learned about Calvary's unique approach and international leadership in palliative care, how to best care for patients at the end of life, effective pain management tips, and made rounds with two Calvary physicians.

BRONX, NY, March 2017 -- Calvary Hospital recently hosted its most recent group of Emergency Medical Technicians from The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY). During their one day visit to the Hospital’s Bronx campus on March 22, the seven EMTs learned about Calvary's unique approach and international leadership in palliative care, how to best care for patients at the end of life, effective pain management tips, and made rounds with two Calvary physicians.

            The EMS members are currently enrolled in a 9-month training program to become certified paramedics. EMS members have basic life support skills. Paramedics, with advanced life support skills, practically bring the emergency room to wherever it is needed.

            “Since the first group of EMS members came to Calvary 13 years ago, we have found this training to be invaluable to our paramedics. Our goal is to ensure the safety of all New York residents,” said Maria Levoce EMT-P CIC, Paramedic Original Program Clinical Liaison, FDNY EMS Training Academy.

“Our collaboration with Calvary allows us to provide our members with the tools and knowledge to care for all patients, even those at the end of life. Our EMS members tell us frequently how meaningful it was to be at Calvary and learn from them. Our students have voted Calvary their favorite rotation in the training program.”

Calvary and FDNY have collaborated since 2004 with this Palliative Care module. This is one of 60 modules in the curricula for their paramedic training program. More than 60 men and women are enrolled in FDNY’s 2017 paramedic training program. All will visit Calvary before they graduate later this year. 

 

“Since 1985, we have shared our palliative care expertise with health care professionals from around the country and the world,” noted Robert A. Brescia, MD, Director of the Palliative Care Institute and Director of Psychiatric Services, Calvary Hospital. “We are delighted with our long term collaboration with FDNY.”

PCI’s annual visitors include health care professionals from coast-to-coast and over 800 medical students, residents and fellows from throughout the greater New York area. They come to Calvary for visits ranging from one day to several months.

In 2005, the NIH’s National Cancer Institute designated Calvary “an international leader in palliative care” and invited us to participate in the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC). Comprised of the national ministries of health from Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority, MECC members have visited Calvary regularly over the past decade. 

Since its inception in 1865, The Fire Department of the City of New York has helped lead efforts to make New York the safest big city in the nation. FDNY is the largest Fire Department in the United States and universally is recognized as the world's busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency. The Department's main goal is to provide fire protection and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors in the five boroughs. The Department also works to continually educate the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness, along with enforcing public safety codes.

 

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more about CalvaryCareSM, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

    

 

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FDNY Emergency Medical Technicians currently enrolled in the paramedic training program spent an entire day at Calvary Hospital’s Bronx Campus. Calvary educated them about palliative care and pain management that will be helpful in the field. 

 

Maria Levoce EMT-P CIC, Paramedic Original Program Clinical Liaison, FDNY EMS Training Academy (Pictured far left in striped shirt) and Thomas Durkin EMT-P CIC, Paramedic Original Program Clinical Coordinator (Pictured far right in blue shirt) flank the current EMS members in the paramedic program. In the front row (left to right): Kathleen Wood, Brittany Wood and Bo-Ann Thorpe.  In the back row (left to right) Timothy Stein, Johan Velasco, Randy Brokman and Javin Schaefer.



Calvary Hospital Hosts Free Family Friendly Movie Events

BRONX, NY, March 2017 – Calvary will be hosting three movie events that are free of charge and open to the community:

Come join us for a viewing of “Charlotte’s Web” on Friday, March 24th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s High School, 80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and on Sunday, March 26th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. This film is based on the beloved children’s novel about a young girl named Fern who rescues a piglet, raises it as her own and names him Wilbur. However, after Wilbur grows into a pig, she is required to sell him to her uncle. At the uncle’s barn, Wilbur learns that his life is in danger and Charlotte vows to save his life.

Come join us for the viewing of “The Light Between Oceans” on Friday, April 7th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Hospital 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461. Lighthouse keeper, Tom and his wife, Isabel, live together in married bliss on a remote island, but their world is turned upside down when Isabel learns that she is unable to have a child. All adults are invited to the Friday movie matinee. All children, teens and adults are invited to enjoy this film and discussion. Light refreshments, popcorn and an ice cream bar will be available to all who attend.

§ To RVSP, please email Lynn Pappalardi at lpappalardi@calvaryhospital.org

or call (718) 518-2173.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more about CalvaryCareSM, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org. Stay in touch at: www.facebook.com/calvaryhospital/

BRONX, NY, March 2017 – Calvary will be hosting three movie events that are free of charge and open to the community:

Come join us for a viewing of “Charlotte’s Web” on Friday, March 24th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s High School, 80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and on Sunday, March 26th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. This film is based on the beloved children’s novel about a young girl named Fern who rescues a piglet, raises it as her own and names him Wilbur. However, after Wilbur grows into a pig, she is required to sell him to her uncle. At the uncle’s barn, Wilbur learns that his life is in danger and Charlotte vows to save his life.

Come join us for the viewing of “The Light Between Oceans” on Friday, April 7th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Hospital 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461. Lighthouse keeper, Tom and his wife, Isabel, live together in married bliss on a remote island, but their world is turned upside down when Isabel learns that she is unable to have a child. All adults are invited to the Friday movie matinee. All children, teens and adults are invited to enjoy this film and discussion. Light refreshments, popcorn and an ice cream bar will be available to all who attend.

§ To RVSP, please email Lynn Pappalardi at lpappalardi@calvaryhospital.org or call (718) 518-2173.

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more about CalvaryCareSM, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org. Stay in touch at: www.facebook.com/calvaryhospital/

 

 



Calvary Honors Employees with Meviar Smith Awards

Calvary Honors Sabrina Moye and Roy Evelyn

with 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2017 -- Calvary Hospital recently honored Sabrina Moye and Evelyn Roy with the 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award. The award, which has been bestowed since 1988, was created to honor the memory of long-time employee, Meviar Smith. Until her death in 1987, Meviar was famous for her loyalty, conscientious work ethic, and dedication to the patients at Calvary Hospital.

Sabrina Moye

Sabrina Moye, a 25-year veteran of Calvary, was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. In October 1992, she started working at the Hospital as a nurse’s aide. In 1994, Sabrina was nominated to participate in the CCT (Cancer Care Technician) program and then promoted to CCT Instructor. She held that positon until 2009, when she earned her LPN license. Sabrina worked as a unit nurse until joining the wound care team in 2012.

Sabrina is currently enrolled in the RN program at Rockland Community College and resides in the Bronx with her family.

Roy Evelyn

Roy Evelyn was born in Barbados, West Indies, and immigrated to New York in 1972. Under the wings of Anthony Taranto and Ned Esposito, Roy quickly learned and advanced in the security field and has been part of the Calvary family for over 30 years.

Roy joined the Calvary Hospital team as per-diem officer in 1987 and was promoted to full time security officer in February 1988. He was quickly promoted to Sergeant in 1993, Captain in 1997, Captain Security Specialist in January 2001, and Executive Captain in January 2015.

Roy is married to Lillian Evelyn. Their blended family includes seven children and two grandchildren. Roy and his family live in Orange County, New York.

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For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at 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 about CalvaryCareSM, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

Calvary Hospital recently honored Sabrina Moye (Bronx resident) and Evelyn Roy (Orange County resident) with the 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award. Pictured from left to right:

  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO;
  • Roy Evelyn, honoree;
  • and Sabrina Moye, honoree; and
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director.


Sabrina Moye, a longtime resident of the Bronx, and a 25-year veteran of Calvary, was one of the two honorees at the Hospital’s recent 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award ceremony. She is pictured with Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital.

Calvary Hospital recently honored Roy Evelyn as one of two recipients of the 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award. Pictured from left to right: Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital, congratulating Roy while his wife Lillian looks on.

Calvary Honors Sabrina Moye and Roy Evelyn

with 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2017 -- Calvary Hospital recently honored Sabrina Moye and Evelyn Roy with the 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award. The award, which has been bestowed since 1988, was created to honor the memory of long-time employee, Meviar Smith. Until her death in 1987, Meviar was famous for her loyalty, conscientious work ethic, and dedication to the patients at Calvary Hospital.


Sabrina Moye

Sabrina Moye, a 25-year veteran of Calvary, was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. In October 1992, she started working at the Hospital as a nurse’s aide. In 1994, Sabrina was nominated to participate in the CCT (Cancer Care Technician) program and then promoted to CCT Instructor. She held that positon until 2009, when she earned her LPN license. Sabrina worked as a unit nurse until joining the wound care team in 2012.

Sabrina is currently enrolled in the RN program at Rockland Community College and resides in the Bronx with her family.

Roy Evelyn

Roy Evelyn was born in Barbados, West Indies, and immigrated to New York in 1972. Under the wings of Anthony Taranto and Ned Esposito, Roy quickly learned and advanced in the security field and has been part of the Calvary family for over 30 years.

Roy joined the Calvary Hospital team as per-diem officer in 1987 and was promoted to full time security officer in February 1988. He was quickly promoted to Sergeant in 1993, Captain in 1997, Captain Security Specialist in January 2001, and Executive Captain in January 2015.

Roy is married to Lillian Evelyn. Their blended family includes seven children and two grandchildren. Roy and his family live in Orange County, New York.

                                                     

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more about CalvaryCareSM, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.


 


Calvary Hospital recently honored Sabrina Moye (Bronx resident) and Evelyn Roy (Orange County resident) with the 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award. Pictured from left to right:

  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO;
  • Roy Evelyn, honoree;
  • and Sabrina Moye, honoree; and
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director.


Sabrina Moye, a longtime resident of the Bronx, and a 25-year veteran of Calvary, was one of the two honorees at the Hospital’s recent 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award ceremony. She is pictured with Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital.



Calvary Hospital recently honored Roy Evelyn as one of two recipients of the 2017 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award. Pictured from left to right: Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital, congratulating Roy while his wife Lillian looks on.



CALVARY HONORS QUASHA MOREFIELD WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.



 

            The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, CalvaryCare technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate the Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members.  Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators and nursing committee based on the nominations and performance. 

PHOTOCAPTION

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

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

  • Quasha Morefield, (Honoree) and;

Robert Sullivan, RN, Nursing Supervisor.                                               

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.


 

            The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, CalvaryCare technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate the Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members.  Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators and nursing committee based on the nominations and performance. 

 

PHOTOCAPTION

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

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

  • Quasha Morefield, (Honoree) and;

  • Robert Sullivan, RN, Nursing Supervisor.

                                         


CALVARY HONORS STEPHANIE PERKINS-VEITCH, CCT-II

Pennsylvania Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence


BRONX, NEW YORK, February, 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Pennsylvania resident, Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II with the “Catch A Star” Award for December 2016. Honorees are expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, Calvary Care technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate and exemplify Calvary Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators and nursing committee based on the nominations and performance.

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

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

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

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


PHOTOCAPTION 1:

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


PHOTOCAPTION 2:

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

Pictured (left to right) are:

· Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;

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

· Michael T. Troncone, FACHE, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, and

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

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

Pennsylvania Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence


BRONX, NEW YORK, February, 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Pennsylvania resident, Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II with the “Catch A Star” Award for December 2016.  Honorees are expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, Calvary Care technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate and exemplify Calvary Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members.  Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators and nursing committee based on the nominations and performance.

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

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

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

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

 


PHOTOCAPTION 1:

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


 PHOTOCAPTION 2:

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

Pictured (left to right) are:

·         Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;

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

·         Michael T. Troncone, FACHE, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, and

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

 

For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.  More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services.  Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 



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

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

 

 

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

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

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

President, Calvary Fund.

 

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

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

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

unparalleled palliative care services.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services.  Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 




 

 

 

PHOTOCAPTION

 

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

 

Pictured (left to right) are:

 

  • Jack McArdle, District Deputy;

  • Carmine Musumeci, Past State Deputy of New York;

  • Reverend Father Brian McQWeeney, Senior Associate State Chaplain;

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

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

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

  • Gary Leonardo, New York State Advocate;

  • John Sweeney, Chairman, Charity Ball; and

  • Joseph P. Kearns, Chairman Charity Ball.

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

 

 

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

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

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

President, Calvary Fund.

 

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

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

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

unparalleled palliative care services.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services.  Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 

 

 


Photocaption

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

 

Pictured (left to right) are: 

  • Jack McArdle, District Deputy;

  • Carmine Musumeci, Past State Deputy of New York;

  • Reverend Father Brian McQWeeney, Senior Associate State Chaplain;

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

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

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

  • Gary Leonardo, New York State Advocate;

  • John Sweeney, Chairman, Charity Ball; and

  • Joseph P. Kearns, Chairman Charity Ball.



Calvary Honors Latisha Bangari, RN, CCC with DAISY AWARD

Orange County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Latisha Bangari, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award. Nurses recognized with this biannual award must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise as well as extraordinary, compassionate care. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and their families. Award recipients are chosen by their co-workers, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Orange County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2017 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Latisha Bangari, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award. Nurses recognized with this biannual award must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise as well as extraordinary, compassionate care. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and their families. Award recipients are chosen by their co-workers, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.


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

The comments included:

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

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

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

  • DAISY (www.daisyfoundation.org) is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The foundation was formed in January, 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Patrick really liked Cinnabons at the end of his life and always made sure there was enough of this culinary treat for all the nurses in his unit. As a result, all DAISY honorees are treated to Cinnabons at every presentation. Each hospital also receives a special banner to hang in the recipient’s unit as a way to celebrate the DAISY Award honors and the nursing profession.
    To date, 700 health care facilities (U.S., Canada, Middle East, and Germany, etc.) now give out DAISY awards to honor excellence on their nursing staff. The organization’s main goals are: 1) to pay tribute to nurses who make such an enormous difference in the lives of people they touch every single day; 2) fund grants for nurses who do research and evidence-based practices in the field of cancer; and 3) to give out the DAISY faculty award to inspiring teachers in nursing school.