Calvary Honors Jean-Marie John, CCT with Catch A Star Award
Calvary Honors Jean-Marie John, CCT with Catch A Star Award

Bronx Resident Honored for her Professional Excellence

BRONX, NEW YORK, August 2012 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident,
Jean-Marie John, 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.

Jean-Marie John has worked as a nurse’s aide since joining Calvary in 1994 and graduated as a Cancer Care Technician, CCT in 1997.
Her nomination forms from colleagues and family members included comments such as:

“Jean-Marie took care of my sister and provided her with exceptional care with the utmost compassion. She is a true asset to your hospital.”“She took such wonderful care of my mother. She was so compassionate and caring. She is extremely talented in her profession and should be recognized for her efforts.”“Jean-Marie went above and beyond as a CCT. Her compassion and expertise made all the difference when my mother was gravely ill.”“She made my stay/visit comfortable. Provided service that was above what I expected. She helped me with my special needs.”
Jean-Marie was born in St. Croix, Virgin Islands and raised in the Bronx. She lives in the White Plains section of the Bronx with her family.

Established more than 40 years ago, Calvary Hospital’s rigorous six-month training program has produced hundreds of outstanding CCTs with the necessary skills to help people with advanced cancer achieve the best possible quality of life. These talented, dedicated professionals are responsible for skin care, wound care, assistance with feeding, patient safety, and the overall comfort of Calvary Hospital patients. Our CCT program has become a national model of appropriate, cost-effective, and competent palliative care, and has helped us achieve our reputation as a “National Leader in Palliative Care.”

Calvary awards the Catch a Star Award to Jean-Marie John, CCT, pictured (left to right):

  • Marilyn Crockett, RN;
  • Marlene Humphreys, RN, Director of Staff Development;
  • Jean-Marie John, CCT (Honoree); and
  • Sally Umbro, Vice President, Patient Care Services.
Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to

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