St. Mary’s Hospital for Children has been recognized as a 2022 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated improved quality outcomes for staff, residents, and individuals with disabilities in long-term and post-acute care.

“This award is a testament to the commitment to excellence and hard work of our dedicated team at St. Mary’s,” said Dr. Edwin Simpser, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. “We’d like to thank the AHCA/NCAL for this honor, as well as the incredible children and families at St. Mary’s who serve as an inspiration to us all despite facing tremendous challenges.”

“I applaud St. Mary’s for reaching this important milestone in their quality journey,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair Tammy Kelly. “This achievement celebrates the commitment and fortitude of St. Mary’s to find ways to enhance the lives of its residents and staff”

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children is the only organization in New York to win the 2022 Silver Award. The organization has improved outcomes through innovative approaches in key areas, including quality of care, patient and family satisfaction. As a result, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children has consistently achieved a Five Star Rating from the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS). The hospital is also recognized for its unique and innovative programs including its intensive feeding program, Locomotor spinal cord injury program, and its successful ventilator weaning program. The award will be presented to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children during AHCA/NCAL’s 73rd Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 9-12, 2022.

About St. Mary’s Hospital for Children: St. Mary’s Hospital for Children has been the primary provider of long-term and rehabilitative care for New York’s most critically ill and injured children since the 1870s. St. Mary’s Hospital for Children is one of only a handful of organizations around the country that is dedicated to providing intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.

About AHCA/NCAL: The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long-term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit