Commissioner O’Neill & NYPD Spread Holiday Cheer at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

On December 13th, the pediatric patients at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside received a very special holiday visit from New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and the brave men and women of the New York City Police Department.

Dozens of uniformed NYPD officers joined the patients and families at St. Mary’s for holiday caroling, visits with Santa Claus, and a special NYPD flyover salute.  There were officers dressed up as famous characters, McGruff the Crime Dog and an appearance by Mr. Met.

Watch the video below to see Santa dressed in his NYPD blue suit and his NYPD elves arrive at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children.  It was an amazing day that St. Mary’s Kids will never forget.


St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is the only provider of pediatric long-term and rehabilitative care in the region, and serves children with the most complex medical issues.