Nurses honored at annual awards ceremony for Nurses Week

Mather Hospital wrapped up its 2023 Nurses Week celebration with the annual Nursing Awards. The winners were honored by their peers for their exceptional dedication to patient care, leadership, or nursing education. The recipients of this year’s awards were: DAISY Leadership Award: Nicole Hoefler, RN DAISY Award: Stephanie Crispino, RN Zuckerberg Award: Gerald Lunetta, RN…

Ronkonkoma man thanked first responders, doctors for saving his life

Michael Gibson of Ronkonkoma was coaching at an indoor sports facility in Port Jefferson last February when “everything just went dark”. Mr. Gibson suffered cardiac arrest. “I was clinically dead”, he told reporters and first responders at a recent press conference at South Shore University Hospital (SSUH) in Bay Shore. Fortunately, there were three people…

Fortunato Breast Health Center earns accreditation from National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

PORT JEFFERSON, NY –  The Fortunato Breast Health Center has again been granted accredited status for three years by The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a…

Re-envisioning emergency care for our community

Mather Hospital re-envisions emergency care for our community New $52 million, 26,000-square-foot Frey Family Emergency Department will double size of current facility; Scheduled to open in 2025 PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Mather Hospital has begun construction of a new $52 million, 26,000-square-foot Emergency Department that will maximize patient privacy and caregiver support, increase process efficiencies,…

Hospital earns 18th Leapfrog “A” for patient safety

Mather Hospital earns 18th Leapfrog “A” for patient safety Eight Northwell hospitals across the region recognized by the national nonprofit Leapfrog Group, demonstrating the health system’s commitment to patient safety. PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Mather Hospital received its 18th top “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for its achievements in protecting hospital patients…