PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Mather Hospital President Kenneth Roberts, who retired in May after leading the hospital for 36 years, and physicians David Galinkin, DO, and David Paul, MD, were honored at the hospital’s One Enchanted Evening Gala.

The event was held Friday at the home of Yuri Farber and Justyna Duda in Belle Terre. Mr. Roberts received the Community Honoree Award, while Dr. Galinkin and Dr. Paul were presented with the Theodore Roosevelt Award for service to the hospital and the community.

The annual gala this year was a fundraiser for the planned new Emergency Department and expanded operating room suite at the hospital.

About the honorees:

David Galinkin, DO, is an infectious disease specialist with a practice in East Setauket. He received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and his medical degree from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY. He serves as a core member of Mather Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is the Co-Chair of the Antibiotic Stewardship Programs at both Mather Hospital and St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson; and he chairs the Infection Prevention Committee at Mather Hospital.  David and his wife, Stephanie, are raising their three children, Eric, Rachel and Michael, in East Setauket.

David Paul, MD, is an anesthesiologist who practices with Long Island Anesthesia Physicians LLP. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed his internship in internal medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook University Hospital and then served as General Medical Officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and for the naval hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at SUNY at Stony Brook University Hospital. He is the recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Award from both St. Charles Hospital in 2007 and Mather Hospital in 2014. He has served as both a Trustee and President of the Medical Staff at St. Charles Hospital.

Kenneth Roberts came to Mather Hospital in 1982 and was named President in 1986. During his four decades at Mather, he led the growth of the community hospital into one of the most respected and highly ranked hospitals on Long Island. Under his leadership, there were multiple hospital building and clinical program expansions, including the Emergency Department, Inpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Center, Medical Arts Building, Intensive Care Unit, Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit, a single bedded 35-bed Patient Care Unit and the addition of Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology services.  During his tenure as President, Mather became a Magnet hospital for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice; a teaching hospital with a Graduate Medical Education residency program of over 100 residents; earned 16 top “A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group; and became a member of the Northwell Health System.



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 colon cancer, COPD, geriatrics, heart failure, kidney disease, lung cancer surgery, orthopedics, and urology for 2021-2022. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit matherhospital.org or follow us @MatherHospital on Facebook.

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