|Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan Celebrates Mass at Calvary Hospital|
BRONX, NY, March 31, 2010 – Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan marked his first official visit to Calvary Hospital by celebrating Mass on Monday, March 29. More than 220 patients, family members, employees, and Board members were in attendance for the milestone occasion. Monsignor Edward M. Barry, Pastor of St. Barnabas (Bronx) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hospital, was Concelebrant.
Following the service, Hospital president Frank A. Calamari presented the Archbishop with the Calvary Compatior.* A sculpture which was designed to commemorate the Hospital’s Centennial Year in 1999, it is the embodiment of Calvary’s tradition of serving those who suffer the most, by relieving the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of the patients.
Calvary Hospital (www.calvaryhospital.org) 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 5,500 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services.
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