February 7, 2017
The Robotic Surgery Program at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will display the advanced da Vinci surgical system at Smith Haven Mall February 11 as part of the Hospital’s annual Community Interactive Health Fair.
Shoppers can “test drive” the da Vinci robot on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 am to 5 pm in the mall’s Center Court. Local high school robotics clubs will test their skill on the advanced system in a friendly competition from 1-3 pm. The 2016 champion Smithtown returns to defend its title against Longwood and Rocky Point.
The Health Fair will feature demonstrations and free screenings by Mather’s signature programs and services, including the Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric SurveryTM, Total Joint Replacement Program, Sleep Disorders Center, Fortunato Breast Health Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and Diabetes Education Program. Free screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI.
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 is the only Long Island hospital to earn four stars from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures since July, 2016. 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. 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.