2 South Oncology Unit Renovation
Our Commitment to Exceptional Patient Care
Since it first opened its doors in 1929, Mather Hospital has consistently met its mission of “providing a wide spectrum of healthcare services of the highest quality to the residents of Suffolk County.” We received national recognition for our compassionate care and patient satisfaction, including:
- Prestigious recognition as a Magnet hospital for our nursing excellence
- Nine straight A ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety
- Four stars for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care from Medicare
Treating Cancer Patients
Recent innovations in cancer treatments have allowed for progress and improved outcomes for oncology patients. While there are other cancer treatment centers in our region, Mather Hospital often becomes the facility of choice due to our renowned nursing care and award-winning hospital. Many patients select Mather Hospital for their oncology treatment because it is closer to home for patients and families, more easily navigable than larger institutions, and offers personalized and exceptional nursing care.
The Need is Now
To meet the growing needs of oncology patients, Mather Hospital will begin a major renovation of the 2 South Oncology Unit to provide an environment equal to the excellent level of care, reduce risk of infection, and improve patient outcomes.
The goal of the renovation is to:
- Triple the number of single-bedded rooms to 19, which will be the majority of the unit.
- Create an environment that reduces the risk of infection and improve outcomes for immune-suppressed cancer patients.
- Create a family lounge for a comfortable respite for family members.
- Meet the growing need for cancer patients who are living longer.
- Increase privacy and provide an optimal healing environment.
- Meet increased expectations for patient experience.
- Include bedside computerized nurse charting station and medication/supply cabinet in every patient room.
- Include enlarged bathrooms and showers to the newly designated single-bedded rooms.
The renovation will include improvements in the entryway and nurses station, as well as use of a newly manufactured anti-microbial paint by Sherwin-Williams that has been certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to kill more than 99.9% of bacteria, including Staph, E.coli, and MRSA.
For more information, please contact Nancy Uzo, Vice President of Public Affairs, at (631) 476-2723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.