St. Mary’s program that serves thousands of special needs children to end


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

St. Mary’s Healthcare System, which serves thousands of children with special needs and complex medical conditions, will close its Early Intervention program May 5 due to state Department of Health cuts to reimbursement rates.

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Construction on pace at St. Mary’s


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

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


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

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


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

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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NEWSBRIEFS


By Queens Courier Staff

Valentines For Veterans Assemblymember Ann-Margaret Carrozza will be collecting cards and candy (sugar-free snacks welcome) for hospitalized veterans at St. Albans VA and the New York State Nursing Home to be distributed on Valentine's Day (February 14). “It would mean a great deal to the hospitalized veterans if you could send cards with a message […]

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