Nick Cannon, rapper Nelly and other celebs visit St. Mary’s Hospital in Bayside
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

The patients at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children were treated to a morning of fun and musical performances on Thursday when celebrity entertainer Nick Cannon and a few of his famous friends came to visit. Cannon—an actor, musician and host of reality talent search “America’s Got Talent” who has two children with internationally known songstress […]

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St. Mary’s program that serves thousands of special needs children to end
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A valuable program will come to an end this year for nearly 3,000 children at St. Mary’s Healthcare System, officials announced this week. The Bayside-based facility that serves children with special needs and complex medical conditions will close its Early Intervention (EI) program May 5 due to state Department of Health cuts to reimbursement rates, […]

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Construction on pace at St. Mary’s

Construction at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children is well underway. Children, doctors, staff members and community advocates gathered at the hospital recently to watch the final steel beam of what will be the new patient pavilion put in place, but not before it was autographed by the youth at St. Mary’s. “Today is a reaffirmation […]

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Slammed pols get praise from other side

In the aftermath of scathing condemnation of their opposition to the proposed expansion of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, State Senator Frank Padavan and Assemblymember Ann-Margaret Carrozza have received praise from an unlikely source - the hospital itself. A letter dated February 21 from Dr. Edwin Simpser, COO of St. Mary’s was written, […]

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St. Mary’s expansion draws ire

A plan to expand a non-profit children’s hospital in Bayside has sparked a verbal firestorm, with state legislators branded “knuckleheads” and one Community Board member branding a hospital administrator as a “liar.” The controversy pits St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital against two civic groups - the John Golden Park Block Association and the East Bayside Homeowner’s […]

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