PORT JEFFERSON, NY ― Mather Hospital has established an emergency fund to help support hospital staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our healthcare team at Mather has come together as one to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and community. I would like to say we have overcome the worst of it, but we all know that’s not true,” said Kenneth Roberts, president. “As with past challenges that have affected our Mather family, we will get through this together.”
The hospital has received numerous generous donations of food and medical supplies, but what is needed most are direct monetary donations. A gift to Mather’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund will help the hospital in small and large ways including funding patient activity packs to occupy their time while visiting hours are suspended; thank you care packages to departments and patient care units on the frontlines; iPads that will connect patients with their loved ones; and medical equipment and personal protective equipment for staff members, keeping them safe on the front lines.
Donations can be made at www.matherhospital.org/emergencyfund or mailed to the JTM Foundation, Mather Hospital, 75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777.
About Mather Hospital
Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high-quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather has received 14 “A” ratings for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. No other hospital in New York State has received more top ratings. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 70,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.