May 2, 2018

Kenneth JacoppiMather Chairman Kenneth Jacoppi has received a Distinguished Trustee Award from the United Hospital Fund (UHF).

The award, which recognizes extraordinary leadership and service to hospitals, nursing homes, home care, and rehabilitation organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Orange counties, New Jersey and Connecticut, was presented at a UHF luncheon in Manhattan on April 30. Jacoppi was one of 26 trustees from New York metropolitan-area hospitals and health care organizations who were honored at the event.

“I am honored to be recognized by the United Hospital Fund for this prestigious award,” Jacoppi said. “Having served on Mather’s Board of Directors for more than 40 years and as chairman since 2006, it has been my privilege to help the hospital grow and evolve into the quality healthcare delivery system it is today, enabling it to serve the healthcare needs of our local communities. This is a challenging time for the healthcare industry, and it was most rewarding for me to work with the board and administration of Mather Hospital in the process that ultimately led us to join Northwell Health.”

According to the UHF, this is the 28th year that the Distinguished Trustee Awards were presented. Trustees are nominated by their respective institutions, and all share the same goals as UHF—to ensure safe, effective, affordable care, and a financially sound health care system, serving the needs of diverse communities and populations throughout the New York metropolitan region.

The United Hospital Fund is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. UHF analyzes public policy to inform decision-makers, find common ground among diverse stakeholders, and develop and support innovative programs that improve the quality, accessibility, affordability, and experience of patient care.

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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 received the top “A” rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group for two consecutive rating periods. 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 was ranked 21st out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit or “Like” us on Facebook at


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 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 66,000 employees – 15,000-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 Institute 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