PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Mather Hospital has earned an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades, a distinction that places Mather among the top hospitals in the nation for overall patient experience. The award recognizes hospitals for their outstanding performance in delivering a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay. Mather was one of eight New York State hospitals to receive the award, and one of only two on Long Island.

The Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ is based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions. Hospitals in the top 15% with the highest overall patient experience scores are recognized as Outstanding Patient Experience Award recipients.

Mather also received Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™, Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™, and Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 2019.

“Creating a positive patient experience requires the efforts of everyone at Mather, from our nursing and physicians and staff who come into contact with our patients to all the other support staff that help operate the hospital efficiently,” said Mather President Kenneth Roberts. “Congratulations to the entire Mather family for our second major award this year from an independent hospital rating organization and for another step in our vision to be the best community teaching hospital in New York State.”

Mather also earned its 13th top “A” rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group for the spring 2019 rating period.  No other hospital in New York State has earned more “A’s” than Mather. The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts that strives to make giant “leaps” forward in the safety, quality and affordability of health care in the U.S. by promoting transparency through our data collection and public reporting initiatives.

To see Mather Hospital’s full Healthgrades details go to https://www.healthgrades.com. To see Mather Hospital’s full Leapfrog grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.


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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 also was ranked 21st out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.  Mather Hospital is a proud member of Northwell Health.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 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 69,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 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 Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.