Northwell President and CEO Michael J. Dowling seated, left) and Mather President Kenneth Roberts shake hands after signing agreement for Mather to become Northwell’s 23rd hospital. Northwell Chariman Mark Claster (standing, left) and Mather Chairman Kenneth Jacoppi also took part in the ceremony.

Mather President Kenneth Roberts and Northwell Health President & CEO Michael Dowling signed an agreement in December 2018 for Mather to become the newest member of the Northwell system. Mather became Northwell’s 23rd hospital and its fifth hospital in Suffolk County.

For much of the past decade, Mather Hospital has been focused on one goal – to become the best community teaching hospital in New York State. During that time period we have accomplished much – from establishing a new graduate medical education program to train the physicians of tomorrow, to the implementation of cutting edge technologies such as our CyberKnife for the non-invasive treatment of tumors. We formed Harbor View Medical Services to employ top physicians in primary and specialty care to care for the people of the communities we serve.

Mather has been recognized by governmental agencies and national organizations for exceptional patient satisfaction, patient safety and quality care. And the jewel in our crown is our Magnet® designation for exemplary nursing. We first received the Magnet designation in 2013 and in March 2018 we were recertified as a Magnet hospital. The Magnet Recognition Program® by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center recognizes a hospital where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, where there is low staff nurse turnover, where staff nurses are involved in shaping research-based nursing practice, and where nurses are encouraged and rewarded for advancing in nursing practice

While we are now a member of Northwell, New York State’s premier health system, Mather Hospital will continue to provide the exceptional healthcare our communities deserve, as we have done since our doors first opened in 1929. The Mather Hospital family is excited about the great opportunities for the future with Northwell. Thank you for the trust you have placed in Mather Hospital over the years and for your continued support.

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