PORT JEFFERSON, NY ― In an effort to promote good skin health during the summer months, Mather Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson have partnered to provide free SPF 30 sunscreen lotion dispensers throughout the village.
The dispensers are located at East Beach, West Beach, Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, Rocket Ship Park, the Port Jefferson Country Club, Centennial Beach and HFP Turtle Park.
“Mather Hospital is happy to provide this service to our community to raise awareness about skin cancer and the need for protection from the sun’s harmful rays,” said Mather President Kenneth Roberts.
“The Village is always thrilled to partner with Mather and especially with this program to provide protection from the sun as so many families venture to our beaches and our Country Club’s golf and tennis facilities for recreation and some important R&R during COVID,” said Port Jefferson Mayor Margot Garant.
Sunscreen should be applied at least 15 minutes before exposure to the sun and should be reapplied periodically, especially after swimming or sweating, medical experts say.
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 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 has received 15 “A” ratings for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. No other hospital in New York State has received more top ratings. 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 23 hospitals, nearly 800 outpatient facilities and more than 14,200 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 72,000 employees – 17,000-plus nurses and 4,500 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.