How You Make a Difference
Here at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children we rely on donations both big and small to continue to offer our vital programs and services, and to continue to expand and improve our facility. The children at St. Mary’s are medically complex patients who often have nowhere else to turn. In fact, 90 percent of our patients need a level of care that surpasses what their families can afford and what Medicaid covers. We are privileged to be able 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. 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.
The generosity of our donors has helped give hope, perform miracles, and allowed St. Mary’s Kids and their families to not just live but to flourish. At St. Mary’s, we do not simply treat patients — we aim to give our kids and their families more than they had dreamed was possible. We go above and beyond to ensure quality of life and dignity for our young patients, as all children deserve. Watch these courageous stories from St. Mary’s families and see firsthand how you can be a hero to St Mary’s Kids
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.
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.