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10 Stories About Mather Hospital in 2012

A recap of some of the major stories we covered about Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson.

John T. Mather Hospital is one of two hospitals located in the village of Port Jefferson. In 2012 Mather had its share of news from a state audit that says it overcharged insurance companies (the hospital refutes this claim) to high rankings on surveys for its visitation policies. Below are some of the major stories we covered relating to Mather Hospital.

State Comptroller's Audit Shows Mather Overcharged Insurance Company - Special items were billed at almost 300 percent of actual cost but Mather says it was within its agreed contract with agency.

Mather Hospital Auxiliary Presents College Awards to Local Junior Volunteers - Seniors in high school who complete minimum requirements are eligible for the cash awards.

Manorville Artist Donates Sculpture to Mather Hospital - Donation in appreciation for care received at hospital.

Mather Hospital Auxiliary Almost Halfway to Goal of $1 Million in Donations - Volunteer organization presented hospital with a gift of $231,000 in 2012.

Mather Staff Joins Others to Provide Needed Care in Ecuador - More than a dozen doctors, nurses and technicians volunteered with Blanca’s House humanitarian mission to deliver healthcare services to underserved populations.

Mather Thrift Shop Celebrates 40 Years of Bargains - All-volunteer shop has donated $3 million to the hospital over four decades.

Preschooler Helps to Make a Difference For Sick Kids at Mather - Young pre-K student and her grandmother start a project to help others.

Comsewogue Students Test Drive Mather’s Surgical Robot - Robotics club competed against three other schools in skills test.

Survey Rates both St. Charles and Mather Hospitals on Visitation Policies - A recent survey conducted on several New York hospitals scores St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson at the bottom in presenting clear information regarding visitation policies while John T. Mather Hospital was near the top of the list.

Mather Comes in 28th in U.S. News New York State Hospital Rankings - Hospital also recognized for specialties in gastroenterology, geriatrics and orthopedics.

CLYDE E PYE December 29, 2012 at 07:01 PM


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