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About Us

Overview and Mission

Located in Valhalla, NY, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is a 136-bed advanced pediatric center that cares for the Hudson Valley’s most seriously ill and injured children.  The hospital is home to the Hudson Valley’s only Level I pediatric trauma and burn care programs, pediatric intensive care unit and its regional neonatal intensive care unit (Level IV). 

The hospital’s pediatric specialties include cardiology services, such as fetal cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac surgery; neurology, neurosurgery and other pediatric neurosciences; hematology and oncology care; organ transplantation (liver, kidney); critical care; emergency care; general surgery and many other pediatric subspecialties. 

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital operates under a "family-centered care" approach to treating children. This philosophy involves parents, siblings and family members in every step of a child's treatment.  The hospital has private in-patient rooms with bathrooms, showers and sleeping areas for parents, a Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy program, plus the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley is conveniently located steps away from the hospital.

Our mission is to set the standard for family-centered, compassionate care in a state-of-the-art environment that attracts outstanding physicians and staff, and which promotes healing, wellness and knowledge for all children and their families. We are advocates for children's health and wellness and actively promote health education and activities within the hospital and the community at large.

Teaching the Healthcare of Tomorrow

As part of Westchester Medical Center, an academic health affiliate of New York Medical College, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is also a major teaching facility. Our dedicated staff is involved in research, developing tomorrow's treatments and in training the children's health care providers of tomorrow in the arts and sciences of pediatric medical care.