The Mission of St. Mary’s Center is to provide individualized skilled nursing services within a homelike environment to people living with HIV/AIDS. For Clients of the ADHC the mission is to help those with HIV/AIDS live safely in the community and maintain optimum health.
Since 1992 St. Mary's Center Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) has provided medical quality medical care and social services top people living with HIV/AIDS in Harlem and New York City. We use a holistic approach to health and integrate treatment of physical health with addressing the psychosocial needs of the resident. The comfort, security, joy, well being, privacy and individual preferences of the resident are all addressed to make this nursing home feel like their home.
In 1997 our Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) opened. St. Mary's Center expanded to provide medical care and social support to people in the community living with HIV/AIDS. Today the program offers more than 60 types of support groups and services each week. We also recognize that fun is an important part of health and we offer numerous recreational opportunities to make having fun a part of wellness.
Our vision is that within the next 5 years St. Mary’s Center will expand services beyond caring for People Living With AIDS (PLWA) to include primary care services to the under served, vulnerable community at large. By using measurable outcomes, St. Mary’s Center will improve access to quality primary care to residents of the catchment area. St. Mary’s core values reflect compassion, clinical and cultural competence as well as fiduciary and ethical responsibility and compliance with all regulatory guidelines.
St. Mary’s Center aims to help our clients and residents take control of their health through the continuum of health care services that we provide, which includes medical and nursing care, social and psychosocial support, substance abuse and nutrition counseling, pastoral counseling, physical therapy and therapeutic recreation.
We help clients achieve their highest level of social functioning and we facilitate family cohesion because beyond being a health care facility we are a community.