Calvary Hospital Honors Martine Shelly and Jack Scalice with 2012 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award
Calvary Hospital Honors Martine Shelly and Jack Scalice with 2012 Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award

BRONX, NEW YORK -- Calvary Hospital recently honored Martine Shelly (Bronx) and Jack Scalice (Dutchess County) with the 2012 Annual Meviar Smith Humanitarian Award. The award, which has been bestowed since 1988, was created to honor the memory of 28-year Calvary veteran, 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 Martine and Jack best demonstrated the qualities for which Meviar was known.

Martine Shelly
Martine was born and raised in Phoenixville, PA. She first joined Calvary Hospital in 1980 as a Clinical Dietician and became Director of Nutritional Services in 2004. She did a Dietetic Internship at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and worked there as a Manager of the Cafeteria before spending 10 years at home raising her children. Martine was graduated from New York University with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and is the first person in her family to work in food service.
She lives in the Bronx with her husband. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Some of her hobbies are reading, gardening and spending time with her identical twin sister.

Jack Scalice
Jack was born and raised in the Bronx. He first joined Calvary in 1996 as a per-diem security officer and became a full time employee eight months later. Jack has since worked his way up over the years to the rank of Lieutenant. He will mark his 16 years at Calvary in May 2012. Jack resides in Dutchess County, New York, with his wife and five daughters. He is a veteran of the US Army.

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,700 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more, support the Calvary mission, or sign up for the Hospital’s e-newsletter, please go to


  • Frank A. Calamari, President and CEO, Calvary Hospital;
  • Martine Shelly and Jack Scalice, Honorees;
  • Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital.

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