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St. Anthony Community Hospital and Bon Secours Charity Health System Receive $500,000 Gift

Donation Will Help Establish the Earl Vincent and Julia Stamski Barry Institute for Patient Centered Excellence of the Bon Secours Charity Health System

WARWICK (November 5, 2009) – On Friday, October 30, Jennifer Kispert, niece of Warwick resident Julia Stamski Barry, signed an agreement to gift $500,000 from the Barry family to establish the Earl Vincent and Julia Stamski Barry Institute for Patient Centered Excellence of the Bon Secours Charity Health System.

The Institute will primarily provide employees, clinical staff and physicians at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY, and other Bon Secours Charity Health System facilities with educational experiences and opportunities to improve patient care through learning and continuous professional development.

The Institute for Patient Centered Excellence has been designed with clinical staff leadership to support a culture of continuous learning and operational excellence at Bon Secours Charity Health System. The Institute will be organized into three (3) virtual “Centers of Excellence”: Center for Performance Excellence, Center for Clinical Excellence and Center for Leadership Excellence. 

During the Closing and Recognition Ceremony, which was held in the Greenbriar Room at Mount Alverno Center, Kispert, accompanied by her attorney, Joseph M. Donohue, signed and presented the Barry family’s donation agreement to St. Anthony Community Hospital Administrator Leah Cerkvenik.

“My aunt has always received wonderful care at St. Anthony’s,” said Kispert, “This is the right thing to do and we are very happy to be able to do this.”

Sr. Mary Louise Moran, former Vice President of Sponsorship for Bon Secours Charity Health System and current Consultant for Governance, stated, “Mrs. Barry’s generosity will transform how we learn, live and work together. It will be a catalyst in our community and set new benchmarks in philanthropy.” 

St. Anthony Community Hospital Administrator Leah Cerkvenik explained that the Earl Vincent and Julia Stamski Barry Institute for Patient Centered Excellence would help advance the hospital’s and Bon Secours Charity Health System’s innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Cerkvenik then invited Steve Kent, chairman of the Warwick Healthcare Campus Foundation, to offer a toast.

“We would all like to thank the Barry family for their vision, leadership and generosity,” he said. “Their gift is a transformational gift for our hospital, our health system and our community.”

Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open-heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Maryland which is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states. For more information visit www.bschs.org

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