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Celebrating our Nursing Team

National Nurses Month 2022

Calvary Nurses Make a Difference

We Celebrate Our Nurses and Caregivers
National Nurses week traditionally started on May 6 and ended on May 12 – the birthday of the historical nursing icon Florence Nightingale. This week was created to formally acknowledge nurses who work tirelessly year-round. As of 2020, the week of recognition expanded to a full month.

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At Calvary, our nurses have always been the backbone of our care program. Our nursing staff is the key to our stellar international reputation for end-of-life care.

Nearly 500 people make up our nursing department; RNs, Nurse Practitioners, Calvary Care Technicians (CCT), and Unit Secretaries. Whether they work at our 200-bed facility in our Bronx campus or our 25-bed Brooklyn Campus located within NYU Langone in Sunset Park, our nursing department makes a difference every single day for our patients and families.

This year the ANA has broken nurses month into four focus areas: Self-Care, Recognition, Professional Development, and Community Engagement.

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This week is dedicated to cultivating and maintaining optimal mental health and physical well-being.

"As a nurse for more than 30 years, I discovered first-hand the value of self-care," said Patricia M. Caffrey, RN, MS, RN and former Administrator of Calvary Hospital – Brooklyn Campus.

It is Important to Establish a Self-Care Plan

You cannot pour from an empty cup. Strive to keep your body healthy to avoid or reduce the effects of secondary trauma. Find a healthy balance between your work-related stresses and everyday home life to prevent compassion fatigue.

Make Time for Yourself

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This week Honors the work of nurses who lead, excel, and innovate, not only in our health care systems, but also in our communities.

Calvary is proud to shine the spotlight on DAISY Award recipient Kalmalee Golden, RN, BSN Kalmalee joined the Calvary family in 2007 and is currently enrolled at Chamberlain University for her master’s degree in nursing education.

Nurses recognized with this biannual award must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise as well as extraordinary, compassionate care.

Read About Kalmalee

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Calvary is working to help develop the Palliative and Hospice Care Nursing Professionals of tomorrow through the development of our RN Residency Program.

The CalvaryCare® RN Residency Program is supported by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, which provides grants to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable New Yorkers, bolster the health outcomes of diverse communities, eliminate barriers to care, and bridge gaps in health services.

Program Information



Our Calvary Community helps in profound ways...

"We have all witnessed the cruelty and heartbreak caused by Russia’s invasion. This is one way we can extend Calvary’s compassion and care to people in need and support our employees who have family in the region," said Calvary CEO Frank Calamari, who, with Dr. Irina Makarevich, Director of Medical Services at Calvary’s Brooklyn campus, brought five pallets of first-aid staples to the depot.

Calvary Cares

Celebrating the Nurses of Calvary!

Dahlia Elliott, RN

Dahlia Elliott, RN
“The fact that I am able to make my patients smile even though they are in so much pain, makes being here more fulfilling.”

Reynante Tan, RN

Reynante Tan, RN
“Being a nursing professional, I am able to give my patients the dignity and compassion they deserve in their final days.”

Kim Cavallito, FNP-BC, PSM

Kim Cavallito
“One of the greatest gifts we can give someone is the ability to die with dignity and grace.”

Join our dedicated staff at Calvary Hospital

We are always looking for dedicated caring professionals to join our team – learn more about the nursing jobs and hospice and palliative care employment opportunities available at Calvary.