August 4, 2016

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital was rated among the best hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings. U.S. News compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

Mather was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State. Seven hospitals tied for the 19th spot on the list. Mather also was rated as “high performing” for four procedures/conditions – abdominal aortic aneurism repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery and heart failure.

“The U.S. News rankings demonstrate our continuing commitment to become the best community hospital in New State,” said Mather Hospital President Kenneth Roberts. “Patient experience, quality of care and patient safety are embedded in our culture.”

The rankings take into consideration objective measures such as patient survival, number of patients, infection and adequacy of nurse staffing. U.S. News updated its methodology for 2016-17 to include evaluating hospitals in four new areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery. The latest survey also accounts for the socioeconomic mix of patients treated at hospitals and credited hospitals that voluntarily make key data public in cardiology and heart surgery.

John T. Mather Memorial 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 has received nine consecutive top “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 98 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Mather four stars – the highest of any Long Island hospital – for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures based on publicly reported data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey.