July 29, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded John T. Mather Memorial Hospital four stars – the highest of any Long Island hospital – for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures based on publicly reported data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. Only five hospitals in the New York metro area received four stars or more in the latest ratings, and only 13 in New York State.

“Every member of our staff is responsible for our patient satisfaction performance. It is something we work on every minute, every day. Patient experience, quality of care and patient safety are embedded in our culture,” said Mather President Kenneth Roberts.

Earlier this year, Mather Hospital was recognized as the only hospital in New York State to earn nine consecutive “A” ratings for patient quality and safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit watchdog organization. Mather is also a MagnetTM designated hospital, a distinction that has been earned by 441 hospitals worldwide for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

CMS developed the star ratings to help patients and their families learn about hospital quality, compare local facilities and ask questions about care quality when visiting a hospital or other health care provider.

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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