Dawn Greene Hospice to open at Mary Manning Walsh Home


 10-bed Hospice Made Possible through the Jerome L. Greene Foundation 

BRONX, NY, June 5, 2014 – Calvary Hospital today announced that beginning in July, the Dawn Greene Hospice will be located at Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) in Manhattan.  The 10-bed hospice is being made possible by a $4 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation to ArchCare, for the benefit of Calvary Hospital. This hospice is a partnership between Calvary and MMW.  Both are part of ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. 

            “Mrs. Greene recognized the value and uniqueness of our mission: caring for advanced cancer patients and their families. We are very fortunate that she became an advocate of our efforts to establish a stronger presence in Manhattan,” said Frank A. Calamari, President and CEO, Calvary Hospital.  “We are deeply grateful for this latest gift from the Greene family. It will allow many more people to access and benefit from Calvary programs, in a supportive multi-faith environment.”

“My mother was deeply impressed by the incredible array of services Calvary provides each year to thousands of patients and families. The Foundation and Calvary have worked for over ten years to make a Manhattan hospice a reality. This $4 million gift will fulfill my mother’s dream of making Calvary care more accessible to those who need it most,” said Christina McInerney, President and CEO of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation. When Mrs. Greene passed away in 2010, she left Calvary an unrestricted bequest of $5 million for its general operating expenses, the largest gift the Hospital has ever received. 

ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home has long been the residence of choice for families on Manhattan’s East Side seeking top-quality residential care and short-term rehabilitation for those they love.  Mary Manning Walsh Home cares for people of all faiths and spiritual preferences in an atmosphere of grace and elegance.

            “We are delighted to partner with Calvary Hospital.  They truly understand what it means to be mission-driven,” said Sr. Sean William O’Brien, O.Carm, Executive Director, MMW.  “The Carmelite tradition of providing innovative and patient-focused care to the most vulnerable among us – the elderly -- is aligned perfectly with Calvary’s core values of compassion, care, dignity, and non-abandonment.”

“ArchCare’s mission is to foster and provide faith based holistic care to frail and elderly people unable to fully care for themselves, and their families,” reported Scott LaRue, President and CEO, ArchCare. “We are proud that this partnership will bring Calvary back to its roots in Manhattan, where they were founded more than 115 years ago.”

Jerome L. Greene, a New York real estate attorney and philanthropist, founded the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to furthering the causes of education, the arts, health and social justice, in 1978. His widow, Dawn Greene, headed the Foundation until her death in 2010. Christina McInerney, Dawn Greene’s daughter, is now President and CEO. She joined the Foundation’s Board in 1999 and became its executive director in 2002.

To learn more about ArchCare and the Mary Manning Walsh Home, visit:  https://www.archcare.org.   

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

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