Your Impact

Learn more about the impact donations have made to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children’s past, present and future in treating pediatric patients.

How You Make a Difference

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children depends on large and small donations to continue our commitment to improving the health and quality of life for children and families with special needs.

In a warm, caring environment, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children offers the most innovative, technologically advanced treatments that will allow the children and young adults at St. Mary’s to thrive.  

The children and young adults at St. Mary’s are medically complex patients who often have nowhere else to turn. In fact, 90 percent of our patients need care that surpasses what their families can afford and what Medicaid covers. We are privileged to witness and assist in the great strides St. Mary’s kids make to meet their goals and live fulfilling lives every day, and we want you to be a part of it, too. 


Your support has helped thousands of kids. These are just a few of their stories.


Alessia loves to be silly during her Locomotor Training sessions, often singing or dancing to music on the treadmill, and enthusiastically accepts all challenges that are presented to her.


Adalynn continues to make tremendous strides each day and is currently walking and utilizing language stimulation cause-and-effect toys to help her communicate more.


Karter was born at 24 weeks, weighing just 1lb and 6oz. He came into this world putting up a fight, determined to make it through every obstacle he faced.


After extraordinary measures and being placed on life support, Lukas spent three months in the NICU before being transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, receiving a wide range of critical services


Adiv is a 10-year-old boy with dysautonomia, a medical condition that prevents his autonomic nervous system from working properly.

Donor Impact Report

Your generous support enables us not only to meet the growing needs of our service population, but to develop exciting new and innovative treatment approaches that are giving children hope for a future that once would have seemed impossible.

You’re our lifeline.

The only facility in New York to offer a pediatric feeding disorders program—one in which 90 percent of patients meet their admissions goals—St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children has paved the way for many of the groundbreaking and vital pediatric healthcare programs throughout the country.

Our pediatric home care and pediatric HIV/AIDS home care programs were the first of their kind in New York State, and are each one of the largest in the country. Our pediatric traumatic brain injury and coma recovery unit was New York’s first certified program, and our groundbreaking pediatric palliative care program was the first of its kind in the country. And we’re not going to stop here—there are infinite firsts and onlys in St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children’s future—and your donation can help fund them.

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You’ve got our back.

In New York, there is an increasing number of medically fragile children who require ongoing long-term care – many whom are dependent on ventilator-equipped beds. It is estimated that right now, nearly 100 of New York’s children in need of ventilator beds are currently cared for out of state.

With the population of children with medically complex conditions and the need of ventilator-equipped beds growing every year, our services are more crucial than ever. That’s why we’re building St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s Center for Pediatric Respiratory Care, a 22,300-square-foot facility with 27 ventilator-equipped beds. This addition will bring home many of the 100-plus children who have had to leave New York to receive care out of state.

Make an impact on the lives of those who need it most

Our friends have supported us throughout our lifelong, never-ending mission to help our little patients thrive—now you can become a champion for St. Mary’s Kids.