Brooklyn Resident recognized for her leadership of Calvary Satellite
BRONX, NEW YORK, July 2013 – At the recent 2nd Annual Brooklyn Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner sponsored by the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator, Patricia Caffrey, RN, MSN, was among a select group of 50 women recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the healthcare, corporate, education, and non-profit arenas.
Ms. Caffrey has been the Nurse Administrator for the Brooklyn Satellite of Calvary Hospital since 2006. She leads an extraordinary, interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in providing the same high level of compassionate care that Calvary is renowned for around the world. Ms. Caffrey is dedicated to ensuring Calvary’s unparalleled end-of-life care for the people of Brooklyn and surrounding communities.
Ms. Caffrey was a key member in planning Calvary’s 2011 Palliative Care Conference in Brooklyn to mark Calvary’s first decade in the borough. The event attracted hundreds of healthcare professionals from across NYC to learn about palliative and end-of-life care. She also managed the renovation of the Rosemarie O’Keefe Memorial Garden and Patio at the Brooklyn Campus, named in honor of an extraordinary Bay Ridge native and community activist.
Since the satellite’s inception in 2001, Calvary’s 25-bed unit has provided the Hospital’s signature care to nearly 4,400 patients.
Ms. Caffrey was graduated from Hunter College with a Master of Science degree in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is a frequent presenter on palliative and end-of-life care to community and professional organizations, and has appeared on the Brooklyn Diocese’s NET TV channel. Ms. Caffrey has been published in the Nursing Spectrum, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing.
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 5,600 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org
At the recent 2nd Annual Brooklyn Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner sponsored by the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator, Patricia Caffrey, RN, MSN, Nurse Administrator for the Brooklyn Satellite of Calvary Hospital, was among a select group of 50 women recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the healthcare, corporate, education, and non-profit arenas. The awards were presented by Victoria Schneps-Yunis, of Schneps Communications (which publishes Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator). Pictured (left to right: Patricia Caffrey (honoree); Victoria Schneps-Yunis, Schneps Communications; and Kerry Drew, Reporter, FOX 5 News.