Dr. Saathi (center) was honored with a plaque outside an isolation room dedicated in his honor by Stanley and Dr. Marion Bergman (3rd and 4th from right). They posed with members of their caregiver team, including nurses and a member of the Food & Dining Services staff. Photo courtesy of Mather Hospital

Bergman Family Foundation makes generous donation to Mather Hospital

The Bergman Family Foundation recently made a significant contribution to Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson. This generous donation led to the dedication of the Isolation Room within the 3North Intermediate Care Unit in honor of Dr. Sumeer Sathi, a renowned neurosurgeon.


The ceremony included the unveiling of a plaque, with Dr. Saathi being the center of attention, alongside Stanley and Dr. Marion Bergman, key figures in this charitable act, and various members of the hospital staff, such as nurses and a member of the Food & Dining Services team.


Stanley M. Bergman, who is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., along with his wife, Dr. Marion Bergman, decided to make this donation to recognize and show appreciation for the exceptional medical care they received from Dr. Sathi and the team at Mather Hospital.


Dr. Sathi, who is also a clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York, has been leading the neurosurgery department at both Mather Hospital and St. Charles Hospital since 2002.


In expressing their gratitude, Stanley and Dr. Marion Bergman highlighted the excellent care they received at Mather Hospital, particularly praising Dr. Sumeer Sathi and the Neurosurgical team. They chose Mather Hospital for their spinal surgeries, which influenced their decision to make this notable contribution in Dr. Sathi’s honor.


James Danowski, Chairman of the JTM Foundation, which seeks philanthropic support for Mather Hospital, acknowledged the significance of such donations. He mentioned how these contributions help the hospital to enhance its services and grow, ultimately allowing for the provision of superior medical care.


The Foundation is currently engaged in a fundraising campaign to accumulate $20 million, aimed at supporting various transformative initiatives at Mather Hospital. This includes the construction of a new 26,000-square-foot Emergency Department, which is expected to be operational by 2025.