PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Halyna Chykyda, MD has been named Director of Hospital Medicine at Mather Hospital.


Dr. Chykyda has been an active member of the Medical Staff at Mather since 2018.  She is a graduate of the Ternopol State Medical Academy (Ukraine) and began her medical career as an obstetrician/gynecologist in the Ukraine and then in London, England.


After immigrating to the U.S., she attended Mather Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Program in Internal Medicine from 2015 to 2018.  She served as Chief Resident and joined the hospital’s Hospitalist Medicine Department after graduation in 2018.


Hospitalists are doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who take the place of a patient’s primary care doctor while they are in the hospital. Hospitalists provide round-the-clock medical care to patients and have no outside medical practices, which allows them to respond quickly to test results and to begin or change treatments.


Dr. Chykyda is board certified in Internal Medicine and is known for her excellent clinical and teaching skills.  She has led the training for residents in Code Blue and Rapid Response Team (RRT).  She has also worked in the outpatient setting for Harbor View Medical Services Internal Medicine practice.


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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 twice 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 was rated high performing by U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings in colon cancer, COPD, geriatrics, heart failure, kidney disease, lung cancer surgery, orthopedics, and urology. 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 22 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 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 77,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 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 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.