September 13, 2016

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $25,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life.

The funds will be used to train an interdisciplinary team in Mather’s Behavioral Health Services to promote long-term recovery for adolescents with psychiatric illness through a Collaborative Problem Solving model. The model engages adolescents in understanding their behavior and developing solutions to problems in collaboration with staff and family members.

“We are grateful for New York Life’s investment in implementing Collaborative Problem Solving in the Adolescent Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program,” said Mather Hospital President Kenneth Roberts.

The grant was awarded to Mather in recognition of the philanthropic work of Donald Lippencott, vice chairman of the JTM Foundation, which seeks and secures philanthropic support for the Hospital. “I’m proud to work for a company that encourages its agents and employees to devote their time, energy and talents to support the needs and priorities of their local community,” said Lippincott, a principal of Lippencott Financial Group, a financial consulting firm and an agent with New York Life’s Long Island General Office. “We are pleased that our partnership will have a long-lasting impact on adolescents with psychiatric illness through the Collaborative Problem Solving model.”

The Community Impact Grant program awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations which are championed by New York Life agents and employees to serve  the needs of their local communities. Since the program’s inception in 2008, 402 grants totaling more than $5 million have been awarded to nonprofits across the country.

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. Mather also was rated four stars, the highest on Long Island, by our patients for their hospital experience, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Mather also was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.

Photo Caption: Donald Lippencott, who secured a $25,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life for Mather Hospital, poses with Sue Morin, NPP, (third from left) Director of Mather’s Partial Hospitalization Program, and staff members from the Adolescent Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program.