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Calvary hosts reception for new music program at the Dawn Greene Hospice

BRONX, NEW YORK, April 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently hosted a reception to mark a new music program to benefit patients at The Dawn Greene Hospice, a 10-bed unit located at Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) in Manhattan. During the school year, a student from Manhattan School of Music (MSM) performs at DGH for half an hour once a week. The music brings a lot of joy to the patients, family members and staff. The program was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Joan Taub Ades, whose husband, Alan, received Calvary’s hospice care. Mr. Ades loved opera and classical music.      

                                  

Calvary Hospital hosted a reception at The Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan to celebrate a new music program for patients featuring weekly performances by students from Manhattan School of Music (MSM). Pictured left to right: Frank A. Calamari, CEO of Calvary Hospital; Dr. Joan Taub Ades (benefactor); Diego Fernandez, student, MSM; Nancy S. D’Agostino, RN, MSN, Vice President for Community Patient Services; and Gail Chrzanowski, MD, Medical Director, The Dawn Greene Hospice.

                                                            

At a recent reception for a new music program for patients at Calvary’s Dawn Greene Hospice, pictured left to right: Jane Madio, RN, Calvary Hospice; Sr. Sean William O’Brien, O.Carm, Executive Director, Mary Manning Walsh Home; and Nancy S. D’Agostino, RN, MSN, Vice President for Community Patient Services, Calvary Hospital.

         

Calvary Hospital hosted a reception at The Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan to celebrate a new music program for patients featuring weekly performances by students from Manhattan School of Music (MSM). Pictured is Diego Fernandez, a sophomore at MSM, playing classical guitar. 

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

 



Calvary to Host Letter Writing Event for Torah Restoration

Calvary to Host Letter Writing Event

for Torah Restoration

 

 

WHAT:          Calvary is currently restoring a sacred 135-year-old Torah No. 515

that was rescued from Czechoslovakia after the Holocaust.  This Scroll (c.1880) is on permanent loan to Calvary from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London.

 

WHEN:          The hospital will host a special letter-writing event:

 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Calvary Hospital
Family Care Center

1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

 

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

                       

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

 

All those who support this project will have an opportunity to write a ceremonial letter.  Beginning at 10:00 am that day, 10-minute time slots will be available for letter writing.  A photographer will be on hand to record this milestone for you. 

 

To RSVP: email lbernstein@calvaryhospital.org or call our events hotline (718) 576-2809 to schedule a letter-writing time slot.

 

 

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

 



Calvary Launches on-line community

Goal is to offer Peer-to-Peer Support for Patients’ Families
 

BRONX, NY, April 22, 2016 – Calvary Hospital has announced the launch of The Calvary Community, a peer-to-peer network and online support tool designed to help connect people dealing with the stress of having loved ones who are terminally ill.

“Calvary’s mission has always been to care for our patients and their families,” said Frank A. Calamari. “There are few things in life more challenging than having a loved one who is terminally ill. Our hope is that by offering this social media tool, families will find encouragement and moral support from others who are going through the same situation, at the same time.”

People who become active users of the Calvary Online Community can expect to: learn about the Hospital’s many supportive services; gain access to helpful documents and resource; connect with people going through a similar experience; participate in peer-to-peer conversations; and network with the extended Calvary family.

The registration process is simple. To get started:

  • Visit us online at community.calvaryhospital.org/
  • Follow the prompts to register and create your free account.
  • Once confirmed as a member, visit and participate in discussions as often as you would like.
  • After registration, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address.
  • Join the FCC Community Group Conversation by clicking on link on bottom of 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, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org.

 



Mother's Day Workshop

WHAT:      Workshops to give you an opportunity to be with others who understand what it’s like to be grieving on Mother’s Day.  Sponsored by Bereavement Services at Calvary Hospital

 

WHY:         These workshops are offered to all those who have lost a loved one. Learn how to understand the nature of grief and loss and their potential impact on all aspects of your life. Come find support and guidance in dealing with the many facets of grief. 

 

WHEN:         Friday, April 22, 2016                                            Tuesday, April 26, 2016

                   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.                                             5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                           

WHERE:   Calvary Hospital                                                      St. Joseph’s High School

                        1740 Eastchester Road                                          80 Willoughby Street

                        Bronx, NY 10461                                                    Brooklyn, NY 11201

                                                                                                                                          

 

Workshops are free of charge, before attending,
please contact our bereavement department

Lynn Pappalardi (718) 518-2173
lpappalardi@calvaryhospital.org


 



Calvary Launches Facebook Page


BRONX, NY, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital today announced the launch of their official page on Facebook to help keep people informed about the latest news.

To make sure you get to the correct official Calvary page, please use this link:

https://www.facebook.com/calvaryhospital/?ref=hl

Before you start posting on the official Calvary page, please read the Social Media Policy.

Please click here for the Social Media Policy.

We encourage you to “like” the page, share it with people you know, and encourage them to “like” it as well!

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

 



Calvary Honors Jazmin Bush, RN, CCC with DAISY Award

Westchester County Resident Honored for Her Excellence as a Nurse 

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Jazmin Bush, RN, with the DAISY Award. Nurses recognized with this quarterly award must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise as well as extraordinary, compassionate care. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and their families. Award recipients are chosen by their co-workers, administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Jazmin began working at Calvary Hospital in 2013 as a volunteer. Upon graduation from The College on New Rochelle in 2014, Jazmin continued working at Calvary as a registered nurse. For the DAISY Award Jazmin received numerous nominations by her fellow nurses as well as family members.

The comments included:

  • “Jazmin takes the time to explain changes in patient’s condition to the families to let them know how patients are doing. Mrs. Bush always has a pleasant smile, even when the unit is obviously “busy”, she manages to bring that infectious smile to the table.”

  • “Jazmin has recently taken on the challenge of Clinical Care Coordinator and I’m certain that she can go further in her career when she so deserves. For all these reasons, I nominate Mrs. Bush for the Daisy Award.”

    Jazmin was born in New York and presently resides in Westchester County with her husband.

    DAISY (www.daisyfoundation.org) is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The foundation was formed in January, 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Patrick really liked Cinnabons at the end of his life and always made sure there was enough of this culinary treat for all the nurses in his unit. As a result, all DAISY honorees are treated to Cinnabons at every presentation. Each hospital also receives a special banner to hang in the recipient’s unit as a way to celebrate the DAISY Award honors and the nursing profession.

    To date, 700 health care facilities (U.S., Canada, Middle East, and Germany, etc.) now give out DAISY awards to honor the excellence on their nursing staff. The organization’s main goals are: 1) to pay tribute to nurses who make such an enormous difference in the lives of people they touch every single day; 2) fund grants for nurses who do research and evidence-based practices in the field of cancer; and 3) to give out the DAISY faculty award to inspiring teachers in nursing school.

    PHOTOCAPTION FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

    Calvary recently recognized Jazmin Bush, RN, CCC with the DAISY Award. On hand at the award ceremony are (left to right):

  • Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;
  • Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services;
  • Jazmin Bush, RN, CCC (Honoree);
  • Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;
  • Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;
  • Marcella Mulligan, RN, Staff Development Instructor; and
  • Marlene Humphreys, RN, BSN, MS, CHPN, Director - CMS Regulatory Compliance.

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

 



Calvary to Host Special Telecast on "Supporting Families at Life's End"

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WHAT: Calvary will once again participate in the Hospice Foundation of America’s
Living with Grief® series on:
Monday, April 11, 12:30 to 3:00 pm
Patient Activity Center #1
“Managing Conflict, Finding Meaning
-- Supporting Families at Life's End”
Expert panel will immediately follow telecast featuring
a Calvary hospice nurse, social worker and chaplain
2.5 continuing education credits

Open to the Public. There is no charge to attend

WHERE: Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461
We encourage all attendees to be seated by 12:00 Noon.
Please take public transportation. Go to www.calvaryhospital.org for directions.
WHY: This program addresses methods, strategies and practices that can be used to
provide pyscho-social and other support to terminally ill patients, their families
and close networks as they cope with impending death.

• This includes identifying and managing sources of conflict that emerge during the dying process as well as helping families find meaning.
• Particular emphasis will be placed on how to manage sources of conflict that often emerge, as well as how to help individuals and families find meaning at life’s end.


To register, please contact Lynne at (718) 518-2173
or
lpappalardi@calvaryhospital.org.
Please register early.


Calvary Achieves Joint Commission Accreditation

Press Ganey also honors Calvary for 10th Consecutive Year

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary is celebrating two recent honors: accreditation by The Joint Commission and their 10th consecutive award by Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction. At the most recent unannounced Joint Commission tri-annual visit in January 2016, the Joint Commission survey team did not identify any significant issues that Calvary needs to address. The Joint Commission granted accreditation to Calvary Hospital and to Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice), marking an unbroken track record of accreditation for Calvary.

Press Ganey Associates introduced an awards program in 2006 for hospitals across the nation that achieve the top ranking in patient satisfaction. Each year since the award’s inception, Calvary Hospital has achieved the top rank awards at the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction. 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:

  • Consistent accreditation from The Joint Commission to Calvary Hospital and Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice);
  • 2012 Circle of Life Award®;
  • 10 consecutive Press Ganey Summit, Beacon and Pinnacle Awards, for outstanding achievement in patient satisfaction;
  • Being designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2005 as an “international center for training in palliative care;” and
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization places Calvary@Home above state and national averages in important patient issues such as relief of pain and patient education.

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

Press Ganey also honors Calvary for 10th Consecutive Year

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary is celebrating two recent honors: accreditation by The Joint Commission and their 10th consecutive award by Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction. At the most recent unannounced Joint Commission tri-annual visit in January 2016, the Joint Commission survey team did not identify any significant issues that Calvary needs to address. The Joint Commission granted accreditation to Calvary Hospital and to Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice), marking an unbroken track record of accreditation for Calvary.

Press Ganey Associates introduced an awards program in 2006 for hospitals across the nation that achieve the top ranking in patient satisfaction. Each year since the award’s inception, Calvary Hospital has achieved the top rank awards at the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction. 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:

  • Consistent accreditation from The Joint Commission to Calvary Hospital and Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice);
  • 2012 Circle of Life Award®;
  • 10 consecutive Press Ganey Summit, Beacon and Pinnacle Awards, for outstanding achievement in patient satisfaction;
  • Being designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2005 as an “international center for training in palliative care;” and
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization places Calvary@Home above state and national averages in important patient issues such as relief of pain and patient education.

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



Calvary Honors Christine Paniagua with Excellence Award

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Christine Paniagua, with the “Excellence” Award. This award was created 2 years ago to recognize Unit Secretaries at the Hospital.

Christine Paniagua, who has worked for Calvary since May 2015 as Unit Secretary, was presented with the “Excellence” Award for the 2nd half of 2015. She graduated from Bronx Community College in 2011. She began working as a Hospital volunteer and later became a Unit Secretary. Some of her nomination forms from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:

  • Christine is a very lovely young lady and a wonderful Unit Secretary. She is compassionate and caring to the family members. She has excellent communication skills. Christine is an asset to the Calvary Hospital Staff.

  • Christine is caring and courteous, took care of my mother’s needs, spent time talking to us, and treated our mother with respect. Christine provided a service that was above and beyond what I expected, she also kept us informed.

  • Christine is a good team player who provides assistance to her colleagues whenever possible. She listens to family concerns and refers them to the appropriate staff for follow up.

    Christine resides in the Bronx with her family. She enjoys working out in her spare time, she is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.

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



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

PHOTOCAPTION

Calvary recognized Christine Paniagua with the “Excellence” Award. Pictured left to right:

  • Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;

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

  • Christine Paniagua, (Honoree) and;

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

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Christine Paniagua, with the “Excellence” Award. This award was created 2 years ago to recognize Unit Secretaries at the Hospital.

Christine Paniagua, who has worked for Calvary since May 2015 as Unit Secretary, was presented with the “Excellence” Award for the 2nd half of 2015. She graduated from Bronx Community College in 2011. She began working as a Hospital volunteer and later became a Unit Secretary. Some of her nomination forms from colleagues and patients’ family members included comments such as:

  • Christine is a very lovely young lady and a wonderful Unit Secretary. She is compassionate and caring to the family members. She has excellent communication skills. Christine is an asset to the Calvary Hospital Staff.

  • Christine is caring and courteous, took care of my mother’s needs, spent time talking to us, and treated our mother with respect. Christine provided a service that was above and beyond what I expected, she also kept us informed.

  • Christine is a good team player who provides assistance to her colleagues whenever possible. She listens to family concerns and refers them to the appropriate staff for follow up.

    Christine resides in the Bronx with her family. She enjoys working out in her spare time, she is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.

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

 



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

 

PHOTOCAPTION

Calvary recognized Christine Paniagua with the “Excellence” Award. Pictured left to right:

  • Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;

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

  • Christine Paniagua, (Honoree) and;

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



Calvary Hospital Honors Bronx Resident with 2016 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 -- Calvary Hospital recently honored Patrice Cashen, a 15-year veteran, with the 2016 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.

This year’s selection committee felt that Patrice best demonstrated the qualities for which Meviar was known. Sample comments from many nominations about Patrice:

  • She lives by the same philosophy of Meviar Smith: “a touch…and just the right words can make all the difference in the world to a patient and their family at the final stage of their life.”
  • When Patrice goes to work every day, she cares for her patients, their families and fosters relationships with institutions on behalf of Calvary Hospital. Many times Patrice arrives at Calvary Hospital before and after hours to check on one of her patients and their families being transferred to the hospital just to assure them that she has not abandoned them, and that they can always reach out to her if they need to.
  • Patrice Cashen is one of the true ambassadors of Calvary Hospital. To the hundreds of families with whom she has made life’s last journey with, she is more than just a caring human being and an exceptional hospice nurse. She is their Meviar Smith.

Patrice was born and raised in New York. She began her nursing career, as a staff nurse on a med-surgical unit of an acute care hospital.   
                                   

She gained experience there, became a charge nurse, then spent several years in the Intensive Care setting. Patrice’s first introduction to oncology came as a travel nurse, which afforded her the opportunity to travel and to achieve a greater sense of personal and professional autonomy.


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




PHOTOCAPTION (Pictured from left to right):

  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital;
  • Patrice Cashen, RN (Honoree); and
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO.



Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn Honors Calvary Satellite

BRONX, NY, March 2016 – At a special Mass on March 5th at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in downtown Brooklyn, Calvary’s Brooklyn Satellite received The Bishop Thomas Vose Daily Pro Vita Award from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Calvary’s entire team of doctors, nurses and other employees at their Brooklyn Campus were honored. Patricia Caffrey, RN, MSN, Nurse Administrator for the Brooklyn Satellite, accepted the award on behalf of Calvary. The celebrant was Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn. The Father Michael J. McGivney Medal for Life was awarded to The Little Sisters of the Poor, Queen of Peace Residence.

Each year, the Diocese of Brooklyn (Kings and Queens Counties) gives the Pro Vita Award to people/persons that have worked and prayed within the Right to Life Movement. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Brooklyn and Queens, this annual event seeks to celebrate the gift and dignity of life, at all stages from conception to natural death.

Since 2001, when Calvary opened their 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite in what is now known as NYU Lutheran, the Hospital has cared for more than 5,000 patients and families, from every neighborhood and ethnic community throughout the borough and beyond. For Brooklyn residents, Calvary also:

  • Provides Home Hospice and Home Care right in people’s home or at select nursing facilities;
  • Provides adults, adolescents and children with free bereavement support groups in downtown Brooklyn, to learn how to heal and live again; and
  • Partners with Kingsborough Community College to offer a one-week summer day camp for grieving children and teens.
For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care, and hospice services. Inpatient care is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to: www.calvaryhospital.org


At a special Mass on March 5, 2016 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in downtown Brooklyn, Calvary’s Brooklyn Satellite received The Bishop Thomas Vose Daily Pro Vita Award from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Calvary’s entire team of doctors, nurses and other employees at their Brooklyn Campus were honored for their exceptional care of adult patients at the end of life. Pictured (left to right) are: S.K. Rev. Fr. Michael Louis Gelfant, GK, Diocesan Liaison, Knights of Columbus; Patricia Caffrey, RN, MSN, Nurse Administrator for Calvary’s Brooklyn Satellite; and Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

At a special Mass on March 5, 2016 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in downtown Brooklyn, Calvary’s Brooklyn Satellite received The Bishop Thomas Vose Daily Pro Vita Award from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Calvary’s entire team of doctors, nurses and other employees at their Brooklyn Campus were honored for their exceptional care of adult patients at the end of life. Pictured (left to right) are Calvary’s staff from its Brooklyn Campus: Maureen Whalen, Clinical Care Supervisor; Patricia Caffrey, RN, MSN, Nurse Administrator; and Sr. Marianne Kelly, Pastoral Care.

 



Calvary Honors Sr. Nadege Gnacadja, CCT with "Catch A Star" Award

Bronx Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2016 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident,
Sr. Nadege Gnacadja, CCT with the “Catch a Star” Award. The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, cancer care technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate the Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.

Sr. Gnacadja began working at Calvary in 2015 as a Nurse’s Aide and as a Cancer Care Technician CCT in 2016.

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

  • Sr. Nadege Gnacadja is an amazing human being, she is compassionate and kind. She always helped my mom every time she was with her since she always pays attention to detail and always provided my mom with the care and attention that she deserved. I have never met such an incredible professional and humble person. She provided my mom with such love and respect, many can learn from her kind ways.
  • Sr. Nadege has demonstrated competence in her role at the hospital. She meets all of the requirements of the CCT. She is well respected by the staff and demonstrates the core values in her work. She is proficient in her care and responds well to our patient’s and family’s needs and requests. Sr. Nadege is a team player and works cohesively with her coworkers and the health care team.

Sr. Nadege was born in Benin, West Africa, and graduated from the University in Africa majoring in Nursing. During her spare time, she enjoys listening to music. Sr. Nadege resides in the Bronx at The Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny.

 
PHOTOCAPTION:

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

 

 

 



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With a few simple clicks, you can choose to have 0.5% of your total purchases designated to benefit the Hospital – it’s that easy! Here’s how to sign up:

  • Go to the website Smile.Amazon.Com

  • Follow the prompts for your email and password

  • When you see the box for “pick your own charity,” type in “Calvary Hospital” and hit return.

  • Once you get this set up, 0.5% of your total purchases will automatically go to us every time you shop on Amazon!

This program is not just for Calvary employees. Any person can set up their Amazon account and support Calvary’s mission.

We encourage you to sign up today and to share this exciting news with everyone you know!

Looking for an easy way to support Calvary, at no cost to you? All you have to do is shop on Amazon!

With a few simple clicks, you can choose to have 0.5% of your total purchases designated to benefit the Hospital – it’s that easy! Here’s how to sign up:

  • Follow the prompts for your email and password

  • When you see the box for “pick your own charity,” type in “Calvary Hospital” and hit return.

  • Once you get this set up, 0.5% of your total purchases will automatically go to us every time you shop on Amazon!  Just remember that in order to make your purchase count, you need to log in under Smile.amazon.com.

This program is not just for Calvary employees. Any person can set up their Amazon account and support Calvary’s mission.

We encourage you to sign up today and to share this exciting news with everyone you know!



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

Local Chapter has raised more than $1,080,000 to date

BRONX, NY, February 2016 - On Sunday, February 7, Calvary Hospital hosted 170 people at the 36th annual communion mass and breakfast sponsored by the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus. The Chapter presented a check for $18,500 to Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund.

For more than three 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 $1,000,000 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 27, 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, 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 Sunday, February 7, the New York Chapter of the Knights of Columbus hosted their 36th Annual Communion Mass and Breakfast at Calvary Hospital. Chapter leadership presented a $18,500 gift to Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund. With this latest gift, the NY Chapter has raised well over $1,000,000 to date for Calvary Hospital programs and services.

Pictured (left to right) are:

  •  Carmine Musumeci, State Deputy of New York;
  • John Sweeney, Treasurer, New York Chapter;
  • Joseph Kearns, President, New York Chapter;
  • Timothy P. Barr, Executive Vice President, Calvary Fund; and
  • John C. McArdle, NYS Council.



 

 

 

 



Calvary Annual Bereavement Course

This year, from March through May, Calvary will once again offer our Annual Bereavement Course at the Bronx campus and in downtown Brooklyn. The 10 sessions will take place:

Bronx: Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm, from March 7 through May 9, 2016.

Brooklyn: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, from March 9 through May 11, 2016.

(St. Joseph’s High School, 80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201)


The Hospital’s 10-week course is taught by various specialists from Calvary Hospital and from Calvary@Home. It is designed for those who work in the helping professions (social workers, nurses, funeral directors, etc.) The course is not for bereaved family members. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 26.

Click here for the Bronx registration form

Click here for the Brooklyn registration form





CALVARY HOSTS EVENT ON HALACHIC END-OF-LIFE CARE

CALVARY HOSTS EVENT ON HALACHIC END-OF-LIFE CARE

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

BRONX, NY, December 2015 – On December 17th, Calvary Hospital -- in collaboration with

National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) -- hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care: Practical Information Every Community Rabbi Should Know.” The objective was to educate people on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care under Jewish law, so that people can make the right decisions for their families.

The program featured presentations by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; Christopher C. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; and Tony Susi ACSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Supportive Services, Calvary Hospital Hospice Program. The event attracted rabbis, doctors, social workers and rabbinical students from throughout New York City and Monsey, NY. Attendees came from Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Young Israel of Fort Lee, YI Kew Gardens Hills, YI Monsey Wesley Hills, Vaad Rabbonim of Queens, Chabad Care, Daughters of Israel, Jewish Community Council of Canarsie as well as other organizations.

The attendees learned about: EOL care in accordance with Halacha; essential medical terminology for EOL decisions; Calvary’s Home Hospice; and the Hospital’s Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan. They visited Calvary’s Shabbos Lounge and Kosher Hospitality Room; and learned about its 116-year history of caring for Jewish patients, from Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director.

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. In addition to kosher food upon request, Jewish inpatients and their families can expect a daily visit from a Rabbi, food from an expanded Kosher Hospitality Room, dedicated Shabbos Lounge, Kabbalat Shabbat service, and celebrations of all major holidays. Calvary Hospital is part of the Pelham Parkway eruv.

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Halachic EOL Care (page 2)

Calvary recently embarked on a year-long restoration of a historic Torah, No. 515, on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust. A fundraising initiative related to this project will support Calvary’s comprehensive care for all patients and families at their inpatient facilities, Home Hospice patients throughout the greater New York area, and at The Dawn Greene Hospice. To support this important initiative, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/torahrestoration

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

Since 2012, Calvary has partnered with Yeshiva University to educate people in the Orthodox Jewish community about how to access excellent end-of-life in accordance with Jewish law (Halakha). The goal of this partnership is to provide observant Jews with the information they need, to make the right end-of-life care decisions for their families. To learn more about the YU program or to submit questions, go to http://yu.edu/riets/end-of-life-care and click on the button called “Rabbinic Consultation Form.”

The National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) was founded in 1996 in order to form a united and cohesive group of Jewish Burial Societies in the United States and Canada, dedicated to promoting awareness of traditional Jewish end-of-life decisions and burial practices. It acts as an umbrella organization to assist affiliated groups in defining, establishing, and achieving the highest degree of respect for life and Kovod Hames as defined by Jewish law.

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

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Halachic EOL Care (page 3)

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On December 17th, Calvary Hospital hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care” to educate community rabbis and community leaders on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care in accordance with Jewish law (Halacha). The program featured speakers such as: Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; Christopher C. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; and Tony Susi ACSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Supportive Services, Calvary Hospital Hospice Program. Pictured (left to right):

  • Chistopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary;
  • Rabbi Harold Stern, Jewish Chaplain, Calvary;
  • Edward R. Burns, MD, Executive Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;
  • Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Founder, NASCK;
  • Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Yeshiva University;
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary; and
  • Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Community Liaison, Calvary.

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Halachic EOL Care (page 4)

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On December 17th, Calvary Hospital hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care” to educate community rabbis and community leaders on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care in accordance with Jewish law (Halakha). Pictured: Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University speaking to the audience.

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Halachic EOL Care (page 5)

Caption for Photos #4-#5

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. During the Hospital’s recent event on “Halachic End-of-life Care,” community rabbis and other attendees had the opportunity to tour their Bronx campus. They visited Calvary’s Shabbos Lounge and Kosher Hospitality Room (both pictured above).

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

BRONX, NY, December 2015 – On December 17th, Calvary Hospital -- in collaboration with National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) -- hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care: Practical Information Every Community Rabbi Should Know.” The objective was to educate people on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care under Jewish law, so that people can make the right decisions for their families.

The program featured presentations by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; Christopher C. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; and Tony Susi ACSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Supportive Services, Calvary Hospital Hospice Program. The event attracted rabbis, doctors, social workers and rabbinical students from throughout New York City and Monsey, NY. Attendees came from Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Young Israel of Fort Lee, YI Kew Gardens Hills, YI Monsey Wesley Hills, Vaad Rabbonim of Queens, Chabad Care, Daughters of Israel, Jewish Community Council of Canarsie as well as other organizations.

The attendees learned about: EOL care in accordance with Halacha; essential medical terminology for EOL decisions; Calvary’s Home Hospice; and the Hospital’s Dawn Greene Hospice in Manhattan. They visited Calvary’s Shabbos Lounge and Kosher Hospitality Room; and learned about its 116-year history of caring for Jewish patients, from Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director.

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. In addition to kosher food upon request, Jewish inpatients and their families can expect a daily visit from a Rabbi, food from an expanded Kosher Hospitality Room, dedicated Shabbos Lounge, Kabbalat Shabbat service, and celebrations of all major holidays. Calvary Hospital is part of the Pelham Parkway eruv.  
                                     

Calvary recently embarked on a year-long restoration of a historic Torah, No. 515, on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust. A fundraising initiative related to this project will support Calvary’s comprehensive care for all patients and families at their inpatient facilities, Home Hospice patients throughout the greater New York area, and at The Dawn Greene Hospice. To support this important initiative, please visit: www.calvaryhospital.org/torahrestoration

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


Since 2012, Calvary has partnered with Yeshiva University to educate people in the Orthodox Jewish community about how to access excellent end-of-life in accordance with Jewish law (Halakha). The goal of this partnership is to provide observant Jews with the information they need, to make the right end-of-life care decisions for their families. To learn more about the YU program or to submit questions, go to http://yu.edu/riets/end-of-life-care and click on the button called “Rabbinic Consultation Form.”


The National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK)
was founded in 1996 in order to form a united and cohesive group of Jewish Burial Societies in the United States and Canada, dedicated to promoting awareness of traditional Jewish end-of-life decisions and burial practices. It acts as an umbrella organization to assist affiliated groups in defining, establishing, and achieving the highest degree of respect for life and Kovod Hames as defined by Jewish law.

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

 

Caption

On December 17th, Calvary Hospital hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care” to educate community rabbis and community leaders on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care in accordance with Jewish law (Halacha). The program featured speakers such as: Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University; Christopher C. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary Hospital; and Tony Susi ACSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Supportive Services, Calvary Hospital Hospice Program. Pictured (left to right):

  • Chistopher P. Comfort, MD, Medical Director, Calvary;
  • Rabbi Harold Stern, Jewish Chaplain, Calvary;
  • Edward R. Burns, MD, Executive Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;
  • Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Founder, NASCK;
  • Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Yeshiva University;
  • Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary; and
  • Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Community Liaison, Calvary.

          

Caption for 2nd and 3rd photos

On December 17th, Calvary Hospital hosted its first event on “Halachic End-of-life Care” to educate community rabbis and community leaders on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care in accordance with Jewish law (Halakha). Pictured: Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University speaking to the audience.


  

Caption for Photos #4-#5

Three Rabbis care for hundreds of Jewish inpatients and home hospice patients at Calvary each year. During the Hospital’s recent event on “Halachic End-of-life Care,” community rabbis and other attendees had the opportunity to tour their Bronx campus. They visited Calvary’s Shabbos Lounge and Kosher Hospitality Room (both pictured above).

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See What Catholic New York is saying about us!

To see Catholic New York’s story about us in their Dec. 10th issue, here’s the link:

http://cny.org/stories/Calvary-Hospital-Restoring-Torah-Scroll-to-New-Life,13384




CALVARY HOSTS 40TH ANNUAL CAFÉ NOEL HOLIDAY PARTY FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILY

BRONX, NY, December 2015 -- On Wednesday, December 9, Calvary Hospital hosted Café Noél, its Annual Holiday Party for patients and families, at its Bronx facility. The evening has been sponsored for 40 consecutive years by The Bronx Restaurant & Tavern Owners Association, which donated the food and beverages for the party. A crowd of more than 200 patients, family members, employees and volunteers, enjoyed the delicious meal, live entertainment, and holiday music. The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers and Santa Claus were the evening’s attractions. 
 

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

 


On December 9th, Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, hosted Café Noél, their Annual Holiday Party for patients and families. The evening has been sponsored for 40 consecutive years by The Bronx Restaurant & Tavern Owners Association (BRTOA), which donated the food and beverages for the party. More than 200 patients, family members, employees and volunteers, enjoyed the delicious meal, live entertainment, and holiday music. The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers and Santa Claus were the evening’s attractions. Frank Dobbs (2nd from right), whose group sponsored the event, is pictured with (left to right): Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO; Shaun Boyd, RN; and Eddie Gorman, Therapeutic Recreation.


The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers have performed for many years at Calvary Hospital’s Café Noel holiday party for patients and families. This year’s 40th annual party was attended by more than 200 patients, families, employees and volunteers.


On December 9th, Calvary Hospital hosted Café Noél, their Annual Holiday Party for patients and families. The evening has been sponsored for 40 consecutive years by The Bronx Restaurant & Tavern Owners Association (BRTOA). More than 200 patients, family members, employees and volunteers, enjoyed the delicious meal, holiday music, a performance by The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers and Santa Claus. Pictured: a patient and a guest.

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On December 9th, Calvary Hospital hosted Café Noél, their Annual Holiday Party for patients and families. The evening has been sponsored for 40 consecutive years by The Bronx Restaurant & Tavern Owners Association (BRTOA). More than 200 patients, family members, employees and volunteers, enjoyed the delicious meal, holiday music, a performance by The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers and Santa Claus. Pictured: Santa visiting a guest.



James Harden Joins the Calvary Hospital Board of Directors

BRONX, NEW YORK, December 10, 2015 – Calvary Hospital has announced that James Harden has joined the Board of Directors for Calvary Hospital, 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.

“Having board members with a strong personal commitment to Calvary’s unique mission is essential to our future success,” said Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman, Calvary Hospital Board of Directors. “We are confident that Jim’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.”

In 2011, Mr. Harden retired as President & CEO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Under his tenure, Mr. Harden led a dramatic turnaround of this $2.l billion healthcare system, achieved A-bond rating, and award-winning quality of services.

Previously, Mr. Harden was employed by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for 23 years. He held various positions there, leaving as Executive Director-Regional Care Network. Mr. Harden was also an Assistant Hospital Administrator for New York University Medical Center.

Mr. Harden gives generously of his time to various non-profit and community organizations. His current commitments include but are not limited to: Memorial Sloan Kettering (Senior VP- Strategic Partnerships), Columbia University (Board of Trustees), and Notre Dame University College of Business (Nonprofit Professional Advisory Council).

Mr. Harden was graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors and from Columbia University with two degrees: a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health. Mr. Harden resides in New York City with his wife.  


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

 

 

 




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CALVARY HOSTS 40TH ANNUAL CAFÉ NOEL HOLIDAY PARTY FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILY

James Harden Joins the Calvary Hospital Board of Directors

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