The Archdiocese of Hartford 2012

honoring the service of physicians, nurses, health care providers and administrators

The Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, D.D., Celebrant
Archbishop of Hartford

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
Church of St. Mary, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut
Program and brunch follow immediately in the parish hall featuring

Michael J. Brescia, MD
Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital, New York

The Mission and Meaning of Care for the Dying

Dr. Brescia is renowned for his contribution to the development of the Brescia-Cimino Arterio-Venous Fistula which remains a critical milestone the treatment of kidney disease, making hemodialysis accessible to millions of patients. Since the mid 1960s he has been associated with Calvary Hospital, the only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital exclusively providing palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients in the United States. Beginning at a time when there was no such thing as palliative care, Dr. Brescia pioneered what is now the state of the art in care for the dying. Don’t miss this inspiring presentation of the medical profession at its finest.


Reservations for brunch encouraged: $25 per person (Students: $15)
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or contact Heather Voccola at 860-632-3070 or

Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford, The St. Luke Society,
The Connecticut Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, and the Pope John Paul II Bioethics Center



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