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A Legacy of Love and Compassion

Pioneering Palliative & Hospice Care

For over a century, Calvary has been a true pioneer in Hospice and Palliative care, providing unwavering support to patients and their loved ones facing life-limiting illnesses. Through continuous innovation and dedication, we’ve developed interdisciplinary programs to address the needs of the whole patient, including their emotional, physical, and psychological needs and those of their loved ones.

125 Year Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate 125 years of Calvary’s impactful work in Palliative & Hospice Care.

In the year of our founding, 1899, the streets of New York City were filled with crowds of pedestrians, the clatter of horse-drawn carriages, and the hum of streetcars, conversation, and activity.

In the dynamic period between the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge and the dawn of the new century, Calvary began to take shape as the institution we know today.

Against the backdrop of towering skyscrapers, our mission found its footing in the West Village. In this vibrant neighborhood, a group of widows, influenced by the Women of Calvary in France, committed themselves to embracing the principles of compassion and love that remain at the heart of our organization to this day.

Streetcars in New York City

Calvary in the West Village
Calvary Hospital

Our 125-year Legacy

Our history is a tapestry of compassion woven by generations past, supported by today’s champions, and entrusted to those who will carry it forward. Each thread symbolizes hope, healing, and humanity, from pioneering initiatives to global hospice and palliative care leadership.

We have come a long way since our beginnings at the home of Anne Blount Storrs at 5 Perry Street in the West Village, yet at our core, our values remain unchanged. It is sobering to consider, but when Calvary was founded, patients deemed ‘incurables’ were often abandoned to face their fate alone. If it were not for our founder, who created a merciful respite for these patients, the history of hospice and palliative care in the United States would be vastly different.

At Calvary, our doors are open to all needing expert end-of-life care delivered with unwavering love and compassion. Regardless of income, insurance, or ability to pay, every patient receives the same exceptional level of care. For those without family, we embrace them as our own. We are Calvary, and we take great pride in our mission and the profound impact of our work.

Women at Calvary
Patients awaiting welcome visitors at Calvary

Incurable Cancer Cases Alone Are Taken Here
Incurable cancer cases alone were taken to Calvary

Join us in upholding the mission of Calvary

Our mission today is the same as it was 125 years ago. To care for the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of our adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses as well as thier loved ones.

We invite you to learn more about our core services and programs:

As Calvary Hospital marks its 125th Anniversary, it pays tribute to the remarkable individuals who have played pivotal roles in advancing its mission and embodying its values over the years. From the pioneering endeavors of Garnier and Storrs to the present-day dedicated staff, these individuals have epitomized Calvary’s unwavering dedication to delivering medical excellence, solace, and empathy to those requiring palliative and end-of-life care in New York. Their enduring legacy serves as a beacon guiding Calvary Hospital as it presses forward with its crucial mission.