Commitment To Compassionate Care
Pastoral care is of prime importance at Calvary Hospital and represents our commitment to compassionate care for the “whole” person. The Hospital has a staff of 30 chaplains, who represent the three major faith traditions and many others, to care for our inpatients and home hospice patients. Calvary Hospital has affiliations with chaplains of all faiths, such as Buddhism, and Islam, who can be called upon as necessary to minister to our patients. We also have several Spanish-speaking chaplains on staff. Many of our chaplains are Board-certified and have participated in Clinical Pastoral Education.
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Calvary will be hosting its annual Spiritual Care Day on Thursday, October22, 2015 in Manhattan. Please click here to see the brochure.
Calvary Hospital’s Bronx campus has a beautiful interfaith chapel, which is always open for quiet reflection and prayer. We also have our own Ark and Torah for use in our Jewish services. Mass is celebrated every day, and there is a Jewish service every Friday to welcome the Sabbath. All religious programs and services are available throughout the day on the televisions in each patient’s room, on Channel 20.
In July 2015, Calvary embarked on the restoration of a sacred Torah scroll housed at the Hospital. To learn more or make a gift, please click here to see the brochure on this special initiative.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Calvary is the country’s only fully accredited acute care hospital dedicated to providing palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients. Calvary’s 20-week, 400-hour Clinical Pastoral Education program is the country’s only one exclusively focused on giving students hands-on experience solely with terminally ill patients in a hospital and home hospice setting. Each week, students attend a 5-hour group class and complete 15 hours of clinical work with current Calvary inpatients and @Home/Hospice patients. They are under the supervision of Rev. Carlos Alejandro, a certified supervisor of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).
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Calvary Hospital offers support groups for the families and friends of our patients, who often find comfort among those who share their experience. Our Pastoral Care Providers, together with social workers, facilitate these groups to help you cope with the stress of your loved one’s illness. A support group for Spanish-speaking families is also held weekly. We encourage family members and friends to attend these groups.
Our continuing Pastoral Care includes Memorial Services, Bereavement Support Groups, individual counseling and “Precious Moments,” an after-school program for grieving children ages 6-11. Calvary Hospital is also a center for bereavementeducation for the community and clinicians. For information, call the Director of Bereavement Services, or ask your Pastoral Care Provider or social worker.
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