The project will double the size of Mather’s current emergency department.

Northwell Health broke ground on a new state-of-the-art emergency department at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson. According to a statement released by the healthcare provider, the new $52 million, 26,000-square-foot expansion will maximize patient privacy and caregiver support, improve process efficiencies, and incorporate best practices for patient safety.

That would be twice the size of Mather’s current emergency room.

“I have lived in this community since the 1960s. Mather has provided our family and friends with excellent health care countless times over the decades,” said Kathryn Frey, Mather’s advisor and Foundation board member. “Everyone will benefit from our newly expanded Emergency Department.”

The new emergency department will be named the Frey Family Emergency Department in recognition of the Frey family’s support of Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson.

Photo: Northwell Health Center.

According to executive director Kevin McGeachy, more than three-quarters of patients are admitted through the emergency department.

“This is one of the most ambitious architectural projects in the history of Mather Hospital,” he said.

The new facility will be located on the north side of the hospital campus.

The facility will include imaging services including X-ray, ultrasound and CT technology, isolation rooms for infectious disease control, and specialized treatment areas for those experiencing mental health crises.

Mather’s Emergency Department currently sees nearly 40,000 patients per year.

Construction of the new facility is expected to be completed by 2025.

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