About

Learn more about St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, including our mission, history, leadership team and staff dedicated to helping kids.

At St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, we bring big hearts, breakthrough care—and some of the best minds in pediatrics—to our little patients.

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children is a total-healing environment providing a continuum of programs and services and the highest level of support to children with medically complex conditions. Children and their families come to St. Mary’s to receive exceptional care, learn to manage their condition, and achieve a better quality of life.  There is simply nothing we won’t do for St. Mary’s kids—or for the families who love them.

New York City’s first medical facility for children and its only provider of post-acute pediatric care, we’re recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric healthcare. And with good reason: No one has brought more pioneering programs—such as our pediatric feeding disorders and neuro-rehabilitation programs—or offers a greater continuum of care than St. Mary’s. In fact, we’re the largest provider of long-term care for children with complex medical conditions in New York State, and one of the nation’s leading providers of pediatric post-acute care.

We provide specialized in-patient care, day healthcare, home care and education services to children and young adults following acute care hospitalization due to premature birth, illness, injury or other critical health conditions. Our inclusive approach is patient- and family-centered; our team of trained pediatric specialists is focused on one singular goal: To enable St. Mary’s kids to live their best possible lives—and to be there for their families, every step of the way.

Because here at St. Mary’s, it’s all about big hearts helping little patients.

Our Mission

At St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, we provide a continuum of care to children and young adults with special needs and life-limiting conditions and pave the way in pioneering pediatric post- acute care. New York’s largest and most experienced provider of long-term care to children with medically complex conditions and New York City’s only post-acute care facility for children, we’re recognized around the world for the breadth of our services and the depth of our commitment.

Our Leadership

St. Mary’s leadership team is the driving force behind our organization, our continued facility growth and involvement in the community.

Our History

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children has been helping and healing children for over 145 years. We’ve grown from our humble beginnings as a 15-bed facility in Manhattan to our nine-acre Queens campus, where we operate at-capacity with 103-beds—and through our day and home care services and community program, improve the lives of thousands more.