Connecticut Resident Honored for His Professional Excellence
BRONX, NEW YORK, May 2014 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Connecticut resident,
Christopher Curran, 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.
Christopher Curran began working at Calvary in 2009 as the Family Care Center Coordinator, and graduated as a Cancer Care Technician CCT in 2010.
His nomination forms from colleagues and family members included comments such as:
- “Christopher is an extraordinary worker. His care and concern for my father is very genuine and I believe he has gone above and beyond his call of duty. He is always very attentive to my father’s needs. He is very professional and caring, he is constantly checking in on my father to make sure that he is clean and comfortable.”
- “Christopher is comforting, cheerful, and courteous. He took care of my needs in a timely fashion.”
- “Christopher made my visit comfortable and kept me informed of the care and services that I was receiving.”
Christopher was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Georgetown University in 2009 majoring in Psychology. During his spare time, he enjoys working out, running with his dog, and traveling. Christopher and his family reside in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Calvary awards the “Catch a Star” Award to Christopher Curran, CCT, pictured (left to right):
Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations;
Francine Forrest, RN, Patient Service Manager;
Christopher Curran, CCT, (Honoree);
Marlene Humphreys, RN, BSN, MS, CHPN, Director of Staff Development; and
Camelia Brown, RN, Patient Service Manager.
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 5,800 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