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University Hospice to Hold Circle of Life Gala

May 7, 2014 Staten Island, NY-- Because the success of hospice can only be attributed to the hard work and dedication of the staff, volunteers and those in our community who have the vision to move forward to fill an unmet community need, University Hospice will present the Anthony Moretti, MD, Award for Excellence in Palliative Care to Mary A. Cooke, RN. Circle of Life Recipients are: John V. Scalia Jr., Edward Salley and Glenn Korsnes. Rose McClelllan will be honored as Volunteer of the Year.

“Each honoree has supported hospice through the years in a very personal way. Each gives selflessly asking nothing in return. With their help University Hospice continues to grow,” said Paula McAvoy, University Hospice director.

University Hospice sprang from humble beginnings in an old converted bungalow on Seguine Avenue. It grew and moved to the Nalitt Cancer Center on the Staten Island University Hospital’s North Campus campus in 1992. With the 2012 opening of the 8-bed Addeo Hospice Residence, a new level of the palliative care experience is afforded in-residence patients.

A collaborative effort between University Hospice, Eger Nursing Home and Rehabilitative Center and Friends for Hospice,the Addeo Residence provides 24 hour care to terminally ill patients who are unable to remain at home. To date, The Addeo home has helped over 100 patients and their families.

University Hospice became the first in the five boroughs to provide Hospice Care in the nursing home environment and has achieved another first by providing a Hospice Home Residence on Staten Island.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Frank P. Lettera

The tickets are $125 per person

For more information please call
Michelle Fusaro
University Hospice
(718 )226-6457

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