Seventeen years of perseverance and hard work to gain funding and legislative support paid off in 1983 when Cohen Children’s Medical Center (then Schneider Children’s Hospital) opened its doors in New Hyde Park.
Though the volunteer group’s original goal was met more than thirty years ago, CMF remains steadfast supporters of Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
The group’s influence can be felt throughout the hospital, with funds they’ve raised supporting the NICU, emergency department, cleft palate program, hematology and oncology units and countless other specialties. They funded dozens of pieces of critical medical equipment such as nerve stimulators and EKG machines, so we can effectively screen, diagnose and treat many different injuries and illnesses in children and adolescents.
Their community roots shine through in the iPads for kids and sleeper chairs for parents funded by the group have helped create a better experience for families seeking care.