Robert Della Rocca, MD, Honored by Healthcare Chaplaincy for Compassionate Care

Robert Della Rocca, MD, and Frank Cracolici, president and CEO of St. Luke’s/Roosevelt
Robert Della Rocca, MD, and Frank Cracolici, president and CEO of St. Luke’s/Roosevelt

NEW YORK, NY (November 2009) -- Robert C. Della Rocca, MD, chief of ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and director of the NYEE Dept. of Ophthalmology at St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt Hospital Center, was honored with the 2009 Wholeness of Life Award from the HealthCare Chaplaincy.  It is presented annually to a health care provider who demonstrates respect and commitment to others throughout professional practice as well as humanitarian efforts.

(l to r) NYEE president & CEO D. McWilliams Kessler, Dr. Della Rocca, and his son David Della Rocca, MDThe award was presented in a special ceremony on November 9 in the St. Luke’s Chapel by SLR president & CEO Frank Cracolici and HealthCare Chaplaincy trustee Marcella Rosen.

(l to r) NYEE president & CEO D. McWilliams Kessler, Dr. Della Rocca, and his son David Della Rocca, MD.

Congratulations from hospital chaplains

Dr. Della Rocca is a founder of the Volunteer Health Program, which organizes medical missions to perform eye surgery in underdeveloped parts of the world.


Congratulations from hospital chaplains

The HealthCare Chaplaincy provides professional spiritual care to patients, families and staff of all faiths in numerous healthcare institutions throughout the greater New York region.

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