January 18, 2016

Eight out of 10 Americans experience back or neck pain at one time in their lives, and almost two-thirds of those say it negatively impacts their quality of life. John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s Back & Neck Pain Center (BNPC) treats back and neck pain through efficient, effective care that is also the least invasive and least costly.

Patients are evaluated by the BNPC’s nurse practitioner to determine the best care plan. Patients are then referred to a member of the Center’s team, which includes board-certified physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and chiropractors.

A free breakfast seminar about the Back & Neck Pain Center will be held at Mather on Feb. 6 from 8:30-11 am in the LIAP Conference Center. To register, call 631-686-7880 or at  www.matherhospital.org/bnpc-main.php

John T. Mather Memorial 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 also has received eight consecutive top "A" ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 133 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods