Sylvia A. Diaz, PhD, Named to Mather Board of DirectorsJanuary 11, 2018
Sylvia A. Diaz, PhD, LMSW, ASAC, Executive Director of the Suffolk County Community College Foundation, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Mather Hospital.
Dr. Diaz oversees all operations of the Suffolk County Community College Foundation including major, corporate and private donor gift acquisition and alumni relations. In her role, she works closely with the Suffolk County Community College president and all executive leadership to develop, build and manage relationships with both internal and external partners to achieve Foundation mission goals and objectives.
She was previously Director of Development for the Foundation and, earlier, Regional Vice President for the American Cancer Society, Suffolk County. She also is an adjunct professor in the Master of Science Program in Human Services Leadership at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.
Dr. Diaz received her doctorate in Social Welfare and her Masters of Social Work degree from Stony Brook University. She has a certificate in Parish Social Ministry from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She was named Social Worker of the Year for 2016 by the National Association of Puerto Rican Hispanic Social Workers and in 2015 received the Unidad Latina Leadership Award from the New York State Senate.
Dr. Diaz resides in Smithtown with her wife, Erma.
About Mather Hospital
Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather is the only Hospital on Long Island to receive the top “A” rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in the latest rating period. Mather also was ranked 21st out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 63,500 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.