Healthgrades: Stony Brook and Mather among America’s best hospitals


The health of Suffolk’s North Shore is in good hands.

So says Healthgrades in its latest America’s Best Hospitals report. Released this week, the rankings include Stony Brook University Hospital and Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson on its America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award list for 2023.

What’s more is that Stony Brook also garnered Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award. This places Stony Brook in the top 1% of all hospitals in the United States.

In recent years, Stony Brook has steadily crept up Healthgrades’ rankings — from the top 250 since 2015, to the top 100 since 2019, and now the top 50.

The top 50 ranking reflects the hospital’s commitment to provide patients with the best care, said Hal Paz, executive vice president for health sciences at Stony Brook University and chief executive officer of Stony Brook University Medicine.

“It reflects the ongoing efforts of everyone across our hospital to continuously deliver outstanding clinical outcomes and an unwavering dedication to our patients,” he said.

Stony Brook University Hospital Chief Executive Officer Carol A. Gomes added, “The exceptional care found at Stony Brook University Hospital is only possible when a hospital commits to high standards of quality and continuous improvement throughout the organization. I am grateful to our physicians, nurses and all staff for their tireless hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence.”

Stony Brook also was recognized with the following honors:

  • America’s 50 Best Cardiac Surgery
  • America’s 100 Best Cardiac Care
  • America’s 100 Best Stroke Care
  • Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award

Mather earns multiple honors

With its top 250 ranking, Mather Hospital earned the distinction of being among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation.

It also earned America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award for its “superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, and upper gastrointestinal surgery.”

“We are honored by this major recognition by Healthgrades of Mather Hospital’s record of  clinical excellence” Mather Hospital Executive Director Kevin McGeachy said. “Given the challenges of the last few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, distinctions such as these demonstrate our ongoing commitment to quality patient care.”

Here are the other awards Healthgrades bestowed upon Mather:

  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award
  • Critical Care Excellence Award
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
  • State Ranking Award — Critical Care 
  • State Ranking Award — Gastrointestinal Surgery 

Top photo: Stony Brook University Hospital (Source: Facebook)