Elizabeth Seton Children’s has a long legacy of serving the children and families of New York – both in health care and education. Our history is rooted in the story of the Sisters of Charity Ministry Network, our sponsors, who began their work over 200 years ago in 1817, and in The New York Foundling, whose doors were opened in 1869 by three Sisters of Charity in an effort to save babies being abandoned on the streets of New York.
It was those children, with the greatest medical needs, who became the genesis for Elizabeth Seton Children’s as it commenced its evolution from a program of The Foundling to what it is today: a nationally recognized champion of medically complex children needing specialized medical, nursing, rehabilitative and educational services both living in residence and in the community.
For over 30 years we have been inspired to serve children and their families with loving care and transformational outcomes. Our journey continues today.