PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Mather Hospital earned its 20th top ‘A’ grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in the current ratings period, the most of any hospital in Suffolk County. The national distinction recognizes the hospital’s commitment to patient safety and achievements in promoting best outcomes.

Mather was one of seven Northwell Health hospitals to earn the top grade, according to a report released today by The Leapfrog Group for Spring 2024. The other Northwell hospitals are:

“This national recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our entire Mather team,” said Executive Director Kevin McGeachy. “We have created a culture of safety that encourages team member to speak up about any possible concerns.”

“This honor is a testament to Northwell’s commitment to raising health and putting patients first,” said Peter Silver, MD, senior vice president, associate chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Northwell Health. “It takes complete dedication at every level to truly prioritize the well-being of those we serve. This recognition reaffirms our mission to deliver the highest standard of care, day in and day out.”

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization, assigns A, B, C, D or F grades to nearly 3,000 acute-care hospitals nationwide, which is based on 30 evidence-based patient safety performance measures, as well as federal data. The organization issues the report twice annually.

About Mather Hospital

Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high-quality health care services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion, respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather received the highest five-star rating for 2023 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for outcomes, patient experience and process and has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition three times from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The hospital was rated high performing by U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings in gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, heart failure, and kidney failure. Mather also was named one of America’s 250 best hospitals for 2023 and 2024 by Healthgrades and received the Healthgrades 2023 and 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the fourth consecutive year. Our Graduate Medical Education program prepares physicians for future careers through Internal Medicine, Transitional Year, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, and Psychiatry residency programs and gastroenterology and hematology/oncology fellowships. For information about Mather Hospital, visit matherhospital.org or follow us @MatherHospital on Facebook.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, about 900 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 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 85,000 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, X, Instagram and LinkedIn.