Westchester Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence
BRONX, NEW YORK, March 2014 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Westchester resident, Sally-Ann James-Sealy, 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.
Sally-Ann James-Sealy began working at Calvary in 2005 as a Nurse’s Aide and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2012 from BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services).
Her nomination forms from colleagues and family members included comments such as:
- “Sally-Ann is a sweet, caring, and lovely individual who knows her craft and performs above and beyond my expectations.”
- “Her bright smile made my day during an extremely difficult period in my life.”
- She made me feel comfortable and explained what was happening.”
Sally-Ann was born in St. Lucia, in the Caribbean, during her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities and listening to music. Sally-Ann and her family reside in Westchester County, NY.
Calvary awards the Catch a Star Award to Sally-Ann James-Sealy, pictured (left to right):
· Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;
· Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;
· Sally-Ann James-Sealy, LPN, (Honoree);
· Camelia Brown, RN, Patient Service Manager; and
· Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, 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 www.calvaryhospital.org.