The Queens Tribune’s final issue of the year typically honors a Person of the Year who has given back to the borough. This year, we have chosen an institution in Bayside—St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children —for the amazing work it has done for children with medically complex, long-term health conditions.
This is an institution that exhibits the values for which the United States should stand. St. Mary’s is a beacon of light in the borough of Queens and an obvious choice—as you will notice in this week’s edition, which chronicles the hospital’s history and services—for the Queens Tribune’s Organization of the Year.
Following hospitalizations in acute-care facilities for complications resulting from premature birth, illness or injury, children and their families go to the Bayside hospital to receive care or learn to manage their long-term illnesses or injuries. St. Mary’s is recognized as one of the nation’s leading providers of pediatric post-acute care.
St. Mary’s—which was founded in Manhattan 147 years ago—treats approximately 2,000 children per day in the New York metropolitan region through inpatient, home care and community programs. While its inpatient facility is located in northeast Queens, it also has home care and community programs based in New Hyde Park and Roslyn on Long Island.
The Queens Tribune congratulates St. Mary’s for the services it delivers to its children and their parents. Our world is better because we have a St. Mary’s to look after those who are in the greatest need of care.