FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              

April 19, 2011                  
Our Lady of Consolation            




West Islip, NY 11795 – On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Center will host their 17th Annual Celebration of Life Reception at Timber Point Country Club in Great River.  This year Dennis J. Verzi, immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of Our Lady of Consolation was chosen as the 2011 recipient of the Celebration of Life Award. “Dennis Verzi has been chosen to join our growing list of distinguished honorees in recognition of his outstanding stewardship and dedication to the mission of Our Lady of Consolation”,   stated Sr. Marilyn Breen, Administrator of Our Lady of Consolation.

Dennis Verzi Our Lady of Consolation established the Celebration of Life Award in 1994 to recognize individuals and businesses in the local community for their contributions to the vitality, quality of life, and economic growth of Long Island.  Mr. Verzi, who is presently the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, believes in staying connected and helping his local community.  He was an active member of the HIV/AIDS council for the City of Yonkers and served on the Board of Directors of his local parish. Mr. Verzi presently serves on the Police Auxiliary for the City of Long Beach currently holding the rank of Sergeant. Keeping connected and helping with the community is an important part of his vision.  All proceeds from this event will go directly to benefit resident and patient activities at Our Lady of Consolation. For more information regarding this event, please call 631-465-6433.

Our Lady of Consolation is a 450-bed nursing and rehabilitative care center conducted in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Dominic since 1894 and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). As a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Our Lady of Consolation plays an integral role in the health care delivery system of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and offers expertise in the field of long-term care and sub-acute care. In addition to skilled nursing home care including geriatric care, rehabilitative care, respiratory therapy and medically complex care, Our Lady of Consolation offers specialized dementia disease care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementia diseases. In addition, Our Lady of Consolation’s Long Term Home Health Care Program provides nursing care and other services for patients residing in their own homes in the community. 

For more information about the services Our Lady of Consolation offers, please call (631) 587-1600 or visit us on the web at


CONTACT: Gina Irwin
                Manager-Community Relations
                CHS Continuing Care