About Us

Mission Statement

From its inception in 1899, Calvary Hospital has been faithfully devoted to providing palliative care to adult patients in the advanced stages of cancer, addressing the symptoms of the disease, not its cure. A voluntary, not-for-profit hospital, operated in connection with the Archdiocese of New York, Calvary continues to embody this tradition of caring through the services and programs offered and through the dedication and concern shown by its staff members.

The Hospital will continue to be faithful to this tradition through a twofold commitment. Calvary will strive primarily to expand its programs and services to meet the emerging physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of both patients and families through the provision of acute inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and satellite services. In addition, through the Palliative Care Institute the Hospital will endeavor to transmit to other health care professionals, through research and education, the knowledge and competence which it has developed in the care of the advanced cancer patient.

Through this twofold commitment, Calvary Hospital will deepen and strengthen the philosophy of compassionate care which has been the cornerstone of its program of service, and will offer to those in our expanded community and others, a tradition of successful experience in the care of the advanced cancer patient.

 Who We Are...

Calvary Hospital is the only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital exclusively providing palliative care for advanced cancer patients in the United States. With 225 beds in the Bronx and Brooklyn and more than 950 employees, we serve more than 5,500 patients annually. We provide palliative care, which is the active treatment of the symptoms, not the cure of the disease, in order to make our patients as comfortable as possible. Our programs include inpatient care, case management, outpatient care, hospicehome care and support programs for families and friends.

As we approach the future with a sense of hope and promise, Calvary is ever mindful of the legacy of our founders, the Women of Calvary, to provide compassionate care while recognizing the individuality and dignity of every patient. At the same time, we will continue to develop new programs and services to meet the needs of today’s world.

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