Expansion to 18 -beds Made Possible by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation
The Dawn Greene Hospice, located on the 15th Floor of Mary Manning Walsh Home (MMW) on the Upper East Side, officially dedicated their expansion to an 18 bed unit.
Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman, Calvary Hospital Board of Directors and a member of the ArchCare Board of Trustees presided at the event. The speakers included Sr. Sean William O’Brien, O.Carm, Executive Director, MMW, and Christina McInerney, President & CEO, the Jerome L. Greene Foundation. Frank A. Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary was also present.
The establishment of the 10-bed hospice in 2014 was made possible by an initial $4 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation to ArchCare, for the benefit of Calvary Hospital. Ms. McInerney’s mother, Dawn Greene, was a strong champion of Calvary’s mission for more than a decade and was committed to the Hospital’s desire to establish a stronger presence in Manhattan.
The Foundation made a second gift of $4 million to make the expansion possible.
“This expansion at The Dawn Greene Hospice furthers the mission of Calvary Hospital and the Mary Manning Walsh Home to provide top-quality care in an atmosphere of grace and dignity,” said Ms. McInerney. “My mother felt there was a crucial need for having a hospice in Manhattan, which would complement Calvary’s facilities in Brooklyn and the Bronx.”
“Since opening this unit in October 2014, this collaboration is a wonderful example of two mission-driven organizations committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients,” said Mr. Calamari. “In nearly four years, more than 1,200 patients and families have benefited from the program of care of offered at this location.”
The patient care program at The Dawn Greene Hospice includes: a fulltime Calvary Hospice Medical Director who is Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care; Hospice and Palliative Care trained staff in nursing, social work and spiritual care; 18 private rooms with private bathrooms; complimentary cable television and phone service; state-of-the-art patient care equipment; family room with refrigerator, microwave oven, and coffee maker; and 24/7 visiting hours.
Calvary Hospice is a Medicare/Medicaid certified program that provides comprehensive palliative and end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer and life-limiting illnesses. It provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, for patients whose symptoms and care needs cannot be met in the home setting.
The Dawn Greene Hospice is a partnership between Calvary and MMW. Both are part of ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York.
ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home has long been the residence of choice for families on Manhattan’s East Side seeking top-quality residential care and short-term rehabilitation for those they love. Mary Manning Walsh Home cares for people of all faiths and spiritual preferences in an atmosphere of grace and elegance. To learn more about ArchCare and the Mary Manning Walsh Home, visit: https://www.archcare.org.
The Jerome L. Greene Foundation supports select programs that make a significant impact on the lives of all New Yorkers in the areas of the arts, education, medicine and social justice. The Foundation’s 40-year history is grounded in the vision of its founder, Jerry Greene, to give back to the city he loved. Today the Foundation honors his commitment by continuing to fund quality organizations such as Calvary Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, and by identifying new ways to increase access to the arts and education, create opportunity for ground-breaking medical research, and help ensure social justice for all.
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Calvary Hospital and the Jerome L. Greene Foundation celebrated the expansion of The Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh Home to an 18-bed unit. Pictured (left to right):
- Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital
- Frank A, Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital
- Sr. Sean William O’Brien, O. Carm, Executive Director, Mary Manning Walsh
- Christina McInerney, President & CEO, Jerome L. Greene Foundation
- Thomas J Fahey, Jr., MD, Chairman, Calvary Hospital Board of Directors
Fr. Raymond Pierini, Chaplain, Calvary Pastoral Care, accompanied by Gail Chrzanowski, MD, blessed the newly expanded unit at The Dawn Greene Hospice during the dedication ceremony held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Mary Manning Walsh Home.
Calvary Hospital leadership expressed gratitude to the Jerome L. Greene Foundation for their $4 million gift, which allowed The Dawn Greene Hospice to expand to an 18-bed unit. Pictured (left to right):
Frank A, Calamari, President & CEO, Calvary Hospital
Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital
Christina McInerney, President & CEO, Jerome L. Greene Foundation
Nancy S. D’Agostino RN, Vice President of Community Patient Services, Calvary Hospital