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 has a reputation for its caring nursing staff. In 2022 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 601 of the more than 10,000 acute care hospitals in the U.S. Mather also was granted Magnet® status in 2013 and in 2018.
  • We earned our 17th top “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in the spring 2022 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.
  • Mather Hospital was rated high performing in three adult specialties and four procedures and conditions in the latest U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings. Mather was rated for heart failure, geriatrics, kidney failure, orthopedics, hip fracture, COPD, and urology.
  • Mather earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Care Center certification.
  • We also earned the 2022 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s 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.
  • Five Mather Hospital patient care units and departments received awards from Northwell Health for achieving top patient satisfaction scores in 2021 based on patient surveys. The North Star 90 Awards went to our Emergency Department, 3 North and 2 East/ Telemetry patient units, Nursing, and Environmental Services.
  • Mather 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 $712,000,000.