Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN named Vice President at Calvary Hospital
BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2014 – Margaret M. Pelkowski has joined Calvary Hospital as Vice President for Hospital Patient Care Services. She has overall responsibility for the: 1) the nursing department’s care of all inpatients admitted to Calvary’s 200-bed Bronx hospital and 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center; and 2) professional growth of more than 500 nurses, cancer care technicians and ward secretaries.
“Calvary has earned an international reputation as a premier end-of-life care provider. Our dedicated and experienced nursing staff is one of the main reasons we provide such great care for patients at this sacred time,” said Frank A. Calamari, President and CEO, Calvary Hospital.
“We are delighted to have someone on board with Maggie’s expertise and commitment to the Calvary mission. We are confident that with her at the helm of our nursing department, Calvary will continue providing the best possible care to our patients and families.”
Ms. Pelkowski came to Calvary after a 13-year stint at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (Brooklyn) where she was most recently the Vice President of Nursing. She has also served as a Director of Nursing at Lenox Hill Hospital (Manhattan), Beth Israel Medical Center (Manhattan), and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ).
In addition to being a graduate of Mount Saint Mary College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Ms. Pelkowski was graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master of Science degree in Nursing. She is a current member of: American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and a former member of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives; Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses; and the New York State Nurses Association. She resides in New York City.
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