Bereavement Supplement 2017

Family-Centric Approach to End-of-Days Care

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute-care specialty hospital devoted to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients – of all faith traditions – are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, home care and hospice services.

CalvaryCare is offered at four inpatient facilities:

• 200-bed hospital in the Bronx

• 25-bed Brooklyn Campus

• 10-bed Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan

• Ozanam Hall Nursing Home of Queens

CalvaryCare is also available to patients in private homes or for those who reside in select nursing facilities in the greater New York area. Calvary offers home care in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Westchester, Nassau, Rockland and Putnam counties, and hospice services in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Nassau, Westchester and Rockland counties.

As needed, Calvary@Home can facilitate a seamless transition to becoming an inpatient at locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan or the Bronx.

Family Testimonials

Calvary’s family-centric approach to patient care is key to relieving the stress and concerns of family members as well:

“I’ve been a registered nurse for 38 years. My mom spent her final days receiving Calvary’s remarkable end-of-life care at The Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. Your staff relieved Mom’s enormous pain and embraced both of us with comfort and love. I could not have asked for – nor could I have given better care – to my mom.” — Carolyn M.

“When my dad and then my mom were both stricken with cancer, we took them to the only place on earth that could relieve their suffering – Calvary – in the place they loved the most, Brooklyn. Both times, you gave them back the quality of life they deserved. And because you took care of everything, you allowed my brothers and I simply to be their sons once again.” — Joe P.

“Your expert Home Hospice staff alleviated my mother’s suffering and minimized my 94-year-old father’s anxiety and stress. The Calvary nurse, social worker, and rabbi provided wonderful compassion and religiously appropriate, first-rate, end-of-days medical care. You did not delay Mother’s death; you prolonged her quality of life.” – Leon M.

Calvary is committed to educating the Jewish community about how they may obtain quality end-of-life medical care in full accordance with Halakha (Jewish law). In 2016, Calvary restored a 135-year-old historic Torah scroll on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London, England. The scroll, housed at the hospital’s Bronx campus, is now used in religious services and Jewish rituals.

CalvaryCare is made possible by the generosity of its supporters. To support the mission or learn more about Calvary’s patient care services, visit; call 718-518-2300 (Inpatient) or 718-518-2465 (Calvary@Home).

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