The primary objective of Crestwood Children’s Center is to facilitate
the growth and development of emotionally disturbed children and their families.
Crestwood’s staff believes that all individuals can accomplish great things
regardless of the type or severity of disability. However, the road to healing
requires work with each child’s family, school, pediatrician and significant
others to promote his or her emotional, social, and educational growth and
development while under Crestwood’s care and treatment.
Crestwood always has been a place of healing, beginning with its founding in
1885 as the Infant Summer Hospital of Charlotte. In the decades that followed,
Crestwood’s mission has changed, but its commitment to quality care and treatment
of children has always remained constant.
Today, as an affiliate of Hillside Behavioral Health System, Crestwood
provides residential, outpatient, and day treatment and education services to more
than 1,900 families annually. In addition to its Scottsville Road campus in
Rochester, Crestwood operates facilities in Corn Hill, Honeoye Falls and Penn Yan.
Led by President and CEO Donna Cimino, Crestwood’s staff includes professionals
in social work, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, special education,
sociotherapy, recreation, creative arts, speech therapy and nutrition. Families are
referred to Crestwood by school districts, individuals and other public and private
Crestwood’s outpatient services include crisis intervention; individual, family
and group psychotherapy; diagnostic evaluation and assessment; crisis intervention;
and outreach and linkage to community resources.
Crestwood’s day treatment programs integrate treatment focused on therapeutic
and educational goals with a consistent environment where emotional needs can be
met. Children ages 3 to 21 are served by age-appropriate centers.
The most intensive level of service is residential treatment for children and
adolescents ages 5 to 17 who require 24-hour care. During their stay at a residential
cottage or community-based group home, children attend school and receive individual
and family therapy.
As a non-profit organization, Crestwood integrates volunteers into its programs.
The agency also receives financial support from foundations, businesses, and individual
contributions through Crestwood Children’s Foundation.
Financial Record Year ended June 30, 2000
Reimbursement from government agencies
(fees for service) $11,166,903 90
Government and agency grants 355,257 3
United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. 130,738 1
Investment Income 84,974 less than 1
Gift income and other revenue 689,627 6
Total revenue $12,427,499 100
Services $10,636,166 88
Management and general 1,407,756 12
Total expenses $12,043,922 100
Excess (deficiency) of revenue
over expenses $383,577
Board of Directors
Preston Henderson, chair; insurance consultant
Rachel Bandych, vice chair; deputy clerk in charge, U.S. District Court
Peter Giles, treasurer; retired vice president, Eastman Kodak Co.
Carmine Carretto, assistant treasurer; customer service director, Blue Cross
Blue Shield of the Rochester Area
Eileen Semmler, secretary; principal partner, Perry, Pink & Semmler CPA P.C.
Janet Zienkiewicz, assistant secretary; vice president of human resources,
administration, United Way of Greater Rochester Inc.
Thomas Flynn; vice president of communication, Gannett Rochester News-
George Gieselman; president, Rochester Rehabilitation Center Inc.
Joseph Gold; retired educator
Pamela Kaufman; mental health services director, East House Corp.
William Remizowski; senior vice president and chief financial officer, St. Ann’s
Dennis Richardson; president and CEO, Hillside Behavioral Health System
Researched by Lynne P. Cody
12/01/00 — Rochester Business Journal