Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00
Each of the 97 patients at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s inpatient facility in Bayside had the opportunity to really think about what they wanted for Christmas and that’s exactly what they got, courtesy of Moby Kazmi, CEO and managing partner of CareMed Pharmaceutical Services in New Hyde Park.
Kazmi asked for a wish list of what each patient wanted and he made sure to fulfill each of his or her wishes. Among some of the wishes were pillow pets, lava lamps, cars, trucks, iTunes gift cards, dolls and more, all of which were delivered.
Along with a few of his family members, Kazmi visited each patient floor of the hospital handing out presents to all the kids, bringing them an early holiday treat before Christmas day.
“It was a wonderful opportunity for us to spread a little joy to St. Mary’s Kids during the holidays and watch their faces light up as they got their presents, Kazmi said. “My family and I really enjoyed meeting all the kids and just spending time at a hospital that provides the best possible care for children with special needs.”
St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, New York’s largest provider of long-term specialized medical care and rehabilitation to children with medically complex conditions serves, 4,000 children with special needs each day in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.
St. Mary’s is a national leader in post-acute care for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions. Today one in five children has a special healthcare need.
St. Mary’s provides intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to 4,000 children each day in the New York Metropolitan region and beyond through its family-centered inpatient, home, and community programs. A pediatric healthcare innovator, St. Mary’s created the nation’s first pediatric palliative care program, NY State’s first long-term home healthcare program, NYC’s first certified traumatic brain injury program, and offers one of only nine interdisciplinary pediatric feeding disorder programs in the U.S.
For more information, please visit www.stmaryskids.org.