The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center was established in 1987 by the Sisters of Charity of New York. It was founded to provide specialized clinical and rehabilitative services to medically complex children with multiple physical and neurological conditions and disabilities. In March of 2012, the Center relocated from Manhattan to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Yonkers, NY. This 165,000 square foot complex serves 137 of New York State’s most medically complex children.
The loan to Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center helped finance the construction and expansion of the Center to accommodate 32 additional children who are dependent on ventilators. The three-story addition enables the facility to serve a total of 50 ventilator-dependent children and brings the total number of children served by the Center to 169. In addition, the on-site John A. Coleman School added more classrooms to educate these new residents. With the expansion, the Center has hired an additional 100+ employees. The Center is also committed to the environment through its green initiative and building design. The Yonkers facility has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
In 2016, David Sand, chief investment strategist, went on a tour and was impressed with the Center, its level of care for the children, and its commitment to the environment. He learned about the many services offered including clinical, rehabilitation, palliative care, and creative arts therapies.