New Chief Nurse Executive appointed at Mather Hospital

PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Tara Matz, RN, MSN, NEA-BC has been named Chief Nurse Executive at Mather Hospital. She will begin her new role on March 6, 2023.

Ms. Matz comes to Mather from Cohen Children’s Medical Center, where she has held a variety of leadership roles since 2005. She currently serves as the Senior Director for Patient Care Services and was also the Interim Chief Nursing Officer for a brief period. Earlier, she served as Director of Patient Care at Cohen.

Prior to coming to Northwell, Ms. Matz started her career as a staff nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Ms. Matz is an integral part of the team at Cohen that has helped lead them to a “Best Children’s Hospital in New York State” ranking by US News and two consecutive American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designations. She was part of the planning team that led to the development of a dedicated pediatric perioperative department. Ms. Matz has also led efforts to improve quality and patient experience. Cohen’s nursing quality indicators are above national benchmarks and several of her units exceed the 90th percentile for patient experience.

“We are excited to have Tara join the Mather family and are confident in her ability to step into the Chef Nurse Executive role and contribute to our continued journey to excellence,” said Executive Director Kevin McGeachy.

She is the recipient of the DAISY Nurse Leader Award and has presented at the Society of Pediatric Nurses’ annual conference, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence and Magnet Conference and the Press Ganey Pediatric Summit.

Ms. Matz is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Molloy College and a Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Alabama. She lives in Holbrook with her husband and two children.

About Mather Hospital

Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high-quality health care services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion, 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, which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also was named one of America’s 250 best hospitals for 2023 by Healthgrades. Our Graduate Medical Education program prepares physicians for future careers through Internal Medicine, Transitional Year, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, and Psychiatry residency programs and gastroenterology and hematology/oncology fellowships. Mather was rated high performing by U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings in heart failure, geriatrics, kidney failure, orthopedics, hip fracture, COPD, and urology. For information about Mather Hospital, visit or follow us @MatherHospital on Facebook.


About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 81,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.