Where We’ve Been
For 150 years, our holistic approach has helped our patients beyond the beds and into the community. We are committed to improving the health and quality of life for children, young adults and families with medical complexities and special healthcare needs.
In 1870, when the Sisters of St. Mary established a small, 15-bed, free hospital in Manhattan for sick and needy children, they set out to provide extraordinary care to New York’s most vulnerable children. This proud tradition continues to be carried out in 2020 through the hard work and dedication of the employees of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. Now in our 150th year of operation, it’s amazing how far we have come. Despite the immense challenges that our organization confronts each day, St. Mary’s now takes care of thousands of children each day, both in our 124-bed inpatient facility and in the community, with roots extending back to that humble facility in Hell’s Kitchen 150 years ago.
Children Cared For This year
Children received intensive rehabilitation this year
A look to the past
187015-bed St. Mary’s1936Training School for Nursery Nurses1948Bayside Campus Ground Breaking1951Bayside Campus Dedication1960Breakthrough Therapy1983St. Mary’s Pioneers1984Palliative Care Center1994Traumatic Brain Injury and Coma Recovery Program2001Intensive Day Patient Program2002Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Opened2011Innovative Home Care Program for Medical Fragile Children and Young Adults2012The Children’s Pavilion2018Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program2019St. Mary’s Vent-Equipped Beds.
Your support has helped thousands of kids. These are just a few of their stories.
"Mommy, I think I am going to dream about standing up tonight"
“Never lose hope and do the best you can for your child no matter what…because you don’t know what tomorrow brings” - Helen, Matthew’s Mother
“When Anthony first arrived at St. Mary’s the simplest activities were difficult for him…thanks to St. Mary’s, Anthony has made great strides and learned how t…
"Ashley is my daughter....she's beautiful, she’s charming, she’s a miracle…she’s our whole world” - Linda, Ashley's Mom
"St. Mary’s has given me the sense of relief to know that my son is in a great place and that I am giving him the best that is out there" - Anthony's Mother
“His growth - I can’t even explain it….cognitively he’s with it. That’s a gift St. Mary’s and the other team members have provided. They gave us a gift, they g…