Awards & Accolades


Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation's only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital singularly devoted to providing palliative care to adult, advanced cancer patients.   Calvary's continuum of care includes inpatient care, outpatient care, care of complex wounds, home care, hospice, nursing home hospice, bereavement care, and extensive support programs for patients, families, and friends. 

Over the years, Calvary has been recognized frequently for its outstanding and unique patient care.  Some of the most recent honors include the following:

  • In January 2016, The Joint Commission - the world's leading healthcare accrediting agency - awarded full accreditation to Calvary Hospital and Calvary@Home, our Home Care and Hospice program; they also gave us a Gold Seal of Approval™.  
  • 2012 Circle of Award®
  • In November 2012, Press Ganey named Calvary Hospital a Summit Award winner for the 7th consecutive year.  To qualify, hospitals had to be in the top five percent for patient satisfaction among thousands of hospitals surveyed and to achieve this coveted position for at least three consecutive years.  Since 2006, the first year that the Summit Award has been awarded, Calvary has been the only hospital from New York State to: 1) receive this prestigious award for seven consecutive years and 2) to be recognized for excellence in the "Inpatient Care" category.    
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization places Calvary@Home above state and national averages in important patient issues such as relief of pain and patient education.
  • A wound care ointment created by two nurses at Calvary's Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care, was selected as one of the top 10 wound care discoveries of 2005 by Skin & Aging, a professional wound care journal.
  • The National Cancer Institute designated Calvary Hospital as an International Center for Training in Palliative Care in recognition of our leadership in palliative care.
  • "This training program we received at Calvary Hospital in end-of-life care was our "finest training experience."
    Trainees from the New York City Fire Department Emergency Medical Services

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