PORT JEFFERSON, NY –– Mather Hospital has received a $50,000 gift from its medical staff for the construction of a new Emergency


“In making this donation to the Legacy Campaign, the Medical Staff is committed to supporting the future Frey Family Emergency Department, which will provide the surrounding population with a local state-of-the-art facility where the best care can be delivered by active members of the Mather Hospital medical community,” said Mohammad Bilal, MD, President of Mather’s medical staff.

The new $52 million, 26,000-square-foot Frey Family Emergency Department currently under construction will double the size of the current Emergency Department and will re-envision emergency care for the community. The new design will maximize patient privacy and caregiver support, increase process efficiencies, and incorporate the best practices for patient safety. It is scheduled to open in 2025.

Located on the north side of the hospital campus, the new Emergency Department will feature individual private rooms and use a split-flow design that has proven to accelerate treatment and discharge of patients with lower-acuity conditions and speed hospital admissions for patients with higher-acuity conditions. The facility will include imaging services including X-ray, ultrasound, and CT technology; isolation rooms for infectious disease control; and a dedicated treatment area for those experiencing a mental health crisis.


Pictured: Medical Staff Vice Chairman John Yu, MD; Emergency Department Medical Director and Medical Staff member board Adam Wos, MD; Medical Staff Secretary/Treasurer Maritza Groth, MD; Medical Director Joseph Ng, MD; Medical Staff President Mohammad Bilal, MD; Executive Director Kevin McGeachy; JTM Foundation Chairman James Danowski; JTM Foundation Vice Chairman Donald Lippencott.


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, received the Healthgrades 2023 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the third consecutive year, and earned  its 19th top A grade in the fall 2023 ratings for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. 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..