Mather Hospital is a 248-bed community teaching hospital and a recognized leader in outstanding patient care and clinical quality.  Since it opened its doors in 1929 as the first general hospital in the Town of Brookhaven, Mather Hospital’s legacy of excellence and innovation in health care has earned regional and national recognition. Some of the more recent are:

Mather received the top five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), using data that evaluates outcomes, patient experience and process. Just 15 percent of the 4,654 star-rated hospitals nationwide earned five-star status.

Mather is one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2024, according to Healthgrades, a  leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement puts Mather in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance and reflects the hospital’s commitment to exceptional patient care. Mather has received the award for two consecutive years (2023-2024).

The hospital was recognized as a 2024 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ recipient for the ninth straight year by Healthgrades.

Mather was rated high-performing in four adult specialties and two procedures and conditions by U.S News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings – gastroenterology & GI surgery; geriatrics; orthopedics; pulmonology & lung surgery; heart failure; and kidney failure.

Mather Hospital received a 2023 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades. This distinction places Mather Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience. Mather has received the award for three consecutive years (2021-2023).

In 2023 we received our third Magnet® Recognized Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a prestigious recognition of quality, patient and staff satisfaction, and outcomes earned by only 604 hospitals worldwide. The designation reflects Mather’s reputation for its caring nursing staff.

We earned our 19th top “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in the fall 2023 ratings, the most of any hospital in Suffolk County. Leapfrog is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Mather consistently ranks among the top Long Island hospitals for overall recommended care and patient satisfaction, according to the HCAHPS patient survey.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses awarded a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence to Mather Hospital’s Critical Care team. This is the highest level of recognition that Critical Care services can achieve for this award.

Mather Hospital was one of only 29 hospitals nationwide to receive the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research.

The American Heart Association awarded Mather the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll for our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Mather received Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Level 3. This recognizes that our ED is focused on the highest standards of care for our community’s older adults.

The hospital is also a major economic driver in the community.  According to the Healthcare Association of New York, Mather Hospital’s annual economic impact is $786,000,000.