PORT JEFFERSON, NY ― Mather Hospital colorectal surgeon David Schwartzberg, MD, will be honored by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Long Island Chapter’s Take Steps Walk, which takes place Sunday, June 6, 2021, from 12-2pm at RXR Executive Park in Melville.


“I am honored to be the medical honoree for this year’s Take Steps event from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation,” Dr. Schwartzberg said. “I accept this award on behalf of my partners, Dr. Ramona Rajapakse, my office staff and the nurses who help care for our patients at Mather Hospital.”


Dr. Schwartzberg serves on the Executive Council for the Take Steps Walk Program and sits on the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the Long Island Chapter. He practices with Mather Colon and Rectal Surgery, a practice of Harbor View Medical Services. This is the second year he has participated as a fundraiser for the walk with Mather Hospital as a sponsor.


Join Dr. Schwartzberg’s team for the annual walk or donate.


Take Steps is a family-friendly fundraising event where patients, loved ones, friends and supporters empower and inspire each other to continue the fight against inflammatory bowel diseases. Nationally Take Steps has brought together more than 430,000 people and raised more than $107 million, which goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education and patient support services.


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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 twice 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 has received 15 “A” ratings for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.


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