Mather Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop receives New York State Senate Empire Award


PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Mather Hospital’s Auxiliary Thrift Shop received the New York State Senate 2022 Empire Award in recognition of its 50th anniversary and support of the hospital.

The award, which recognizes New Yorkers who have contributed significantly to their communities, was presented by State. Sen. Anthony Palumbo.

The Thrift Shop is the Mather Auxiliary’s biggest fundraiser. Together with funds earned through the Gift Shop, Calendar Raffles, plant and flower sales, and other fundraisers, the Auxiliary each year presents a check to the hospital to support building expansions, patient unit renovations, the purchase of new equipment, and support of individual departments.

Receiving the award from Sen. Palumbo were  Keri Dunne, Director of Volunteer Services, and Auxilian Volunteers Carol Ann Ebert, President Barbara Zinna, Janice Krass, and Jeanne Danowski.


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, 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 heart failure, geriatrics, kidney failure, orthopedics, hip fracture, COPD, and urology. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit 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, 850 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 79,000 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 and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.