January 9, 2017

Patricia Eckardt, PhD, RN, Director of the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing at The Rockefeller University in New York, was appointed to the Board of Directors of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Board Chairman Kenneth Jacoppi announced.

Eckardt, of St. James, is responsible for advancing the field of Research Nursing through the activities of the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing. She was previously Director of Program Evaluation for the North Shore LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, from 2014-2015 and, earlier, Researcher and Research Program Developer Mentor at Mather from 2013-2014. She also is a consultant with Eckardt & Eckardt LLC, a business and statistical consulting firm, and an associate professor of nursing at Molloy College, Rockville Centre. She is the author of or contributing author to numerous books and publications.

She received her PhD in Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methods for Research, and her Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methods for Research, from the City University New York Graduate Center. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Empire State College (SUNY) and her RN diploma from Catholic Medical Center School of Nursing, Jamaica, NY.

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.