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Facts about our Hospital

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is a world-class, all-specialty pediatric hospital offering a unique physical environment for our young patients and their families.  Featuring a lobby with the world's largest dollhouse, a sports arcade, a performing arts stage and a walk-through aquarium, our facility offers the most advanced pediatric care available in an environment where the creative surroundings are a functional part of the healing process.

Serving more than 20,000 children each year, there are many things about Maria Fareri Children's Hospital that set us apart:

  • We are home to the region's only intensive care unit designed specifically for pediatric care
  • Our state-of-the-art, Level IV (most sophisticated) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the only one in the region
  • All of our rooms are private in-patient rooms with bathrooms, showers and parent sleeping areas
  • We provide developmentally appropriate activities to all of our patients in our pre-school, elementary and teen-aged activity rooms
  • The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley is conveniently located just steps away from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.   Primarily serving families from great distances with children undergoing care in our Pediatric and Regional Neonatal Intensive Care units, the facility features 12 guest rooms, multiple kitchens, playrooms and private meeting areas
  • Our Family Resource Center includes a library that serves as a respite area for parents and families as well as a portal to health and other information via Web-accessible computers
  • We are the headquarters for the Hudson Valley's Regional Perinatal Center
  • Our hospital is one of only five American Lung Association sponsored Pediatric Asthma Clinical Research Centers in the United States
  • Our facilities include a specialized pediatric Hematology/Oncology center offering dedicated programs in bone marrow transplant and experimental chemotherapy, along with the most advanced therapies for sickle cell diseases, thalassemia and other hematological disorders
  • We are the Pediatric Organ Transplant Center in the region
  • Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy programs with multiple playrooms, an art studio, and art and music therapy programs
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