PORT JEFFERSON, NY ― Mather Hospital caregivers provide powerful testimony of the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Together We Can, a short documentary film that will premiere on December 17 at 7 p.m.

Together We Can, presented by the JTM Foundation in support of Mather Hospital, chronicles how 2020 events tried the resiliency and strength of hospital staff and how they came together – along with the community that supported Mather throughout the pandemic – in remarkable ways.

In a year in which the pandemic forced Mather Hospital to cancel its largest fundraising events, the film will help raise money to advance the hospital’s mission at this crucial time.

Generous support for the film was provided by Cerner Corporation; Frey Family Foundation, Inc.; Jefferson’s Ferry Life Plan Community; Long Island Anesthesia Physicians, LLP; Mather Hospital Medical Staff; New York Cancer & Blood Specialists; Riverhead Toyota, Toyota Motor Sales USA and Leo Sternlicht.

To preview the film and learn more about this special project, go to www.matherhospital.org/togetherwecan. The full film will premiere at this link on December 17, 2020 at 7 p.m.


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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. No other hospital in New York State has received more top ratings. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.


About the JTM Foundation

The JTM Foundation works to foster relationships with those individuals and organizations who have a like-minded vision and the desire to support exceptional health care at Mather Hospital for the benefit of our community. Every donation to the JTM Foundation solely benefits Mather Hospital, its programs, services and growth initiatives.


About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 800 outpatient facilities and more than 14,200 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 74,000 employees – 18,500 nurses and 4,500 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 Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.