Auxiliary Volunteers present hospital with annual donation

The Auxiliary Volunteers recently presented Mather Hospital with a $140,000 donation, the proceeds from their fundraising activities including the Thrift Shop, Gift Shop and calendar raffles. The funds were earmarked for Mather’s new Cardiac Catheterization Lab, scheduled to open next spring. “On behalf of the Mather Family I want to thank the Auxiliary for their…


Volunteers make headbands for hospital staff

Mather Hospital and community volunteers have come together to make headbands that help ease the discomfort that comes with the prolonged wearing of face masks. The volunteers simply sew on two buttons to a store-bought headband or four-inch piece of ribbon. The face masks then hook onto the buttons rather than onto the ears of the healthcare…


A letter to our volunteers

Dear Auxiliary Volunteers, This has been a challenging time for everyone. To protect our patients, employees, volunteers and visitors from the pandemic, we needed to implement emergency protocols. Suspending the Auxiliary Volunteer program and closing the Thrift and Gift Shop were among the difficult but necessary steps we took. While you can’t be here now,…


Explorers program

Explorer Post 1929 is a hands-on program open to any teen from ages 14 to 18 with an interest in learning about careers in health care.  We are the only healthcare explorer troop in Suffolk County.  Our troop was created four years ago.  Over these past four years we have provided tangible advice on steps…


Community votes Thrift Shop #1

Congratulations to Mather Hospital’s Auxiliary Volunteer Thrift Shop, voted the best consignment/thrift shop on Suffolk County’s North Shore by the Times Beacon Record Newspapers Readers’ Choice poll. Accepting the award (left to right) were Auxiliary Volunteer Jeanne Danowski, Auxiliary Volunteer President Barbara Zinna, Director of Volunteer Services Keri Dunne, Auxiliary Volunteer Janice Krass and TBR…