Community Service Plan
Addressing the Health and Wellness Needs of the Community
Every year, PBMC Health reviews and updates its Community Service Plan, which defines the mission of the continuum of care, its population and the programs that address the health care needs of its communities.
Also included is information regarding PBMC Health's performance in providing charity care services and improving access to health care to the under-served.
A full plan is submitted to the New York State Department of Health every three years and an implementation report is provided in the other two years.
Since 1951, Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) and now the PBMC Health continuum of care have provided excellent and compassionate health care to the communities on Long Island's East End.
Our Medical Center's reputation in the community is based on the quality of its health care services and its experienced clinical staff. PBMC is fully accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and licensed by the New York State Department of Health. PBMC provides acute and critical inpatient services, outpatient services including emergency medicine, dialysis, physical therapy, radiology, respiratory therapy and laboratory services.
As part of our comprehensive continuum of care, PBMC Health also operates a sixty (60) bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility that provides both short term and sub-acute care and long-term skilled nursing care; a palliative care center; a certified home care agency; a network of community-based Family Care physician practices; professional education programs that are training new generations of physicians and radiologic technicians; and a new campus, The Gertrude and Louis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care, provides primary care and pediatrics, urgent care, orthopedics, urology and internal medicine services, followed by an expanding range of advanced specialty services, opened in 2013.
As part of our overall mission, PBMC Health continually seeks to promote ongoing communication and educational programs. We realize that as health care needs of our community are constantly changing, so does the need for our policies and delivery of services. As the leading provider of health care to the communities we serve, PBMC Health is committed to improving the health of our community by providing quality, comprehensive and compassionate care to all those we serve.
The stated mission of PBMC Health is as follows: "PBMC Health is committed to improving the health of our communities by providing quality, comprehensive and compassionate care." This Mission is embodied in our Vision: "To be the healthcare provider of choice for our communities."
PBMC Health's Mission has not changed since the submission of our last Community Service Plan. However, the Medical Center is now a member of the East End Health Alliance. The East End Health Alliance, the Article 28 parent of Eastern Long Island Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center and Southampton Hospital, was created in response to the recommendations of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century.
Consistent with our Mission, the goals of the Alliance are as follows:
- To collaboratively develop high quality, comprehensive and accessible health care services to meet the needs of the community served;
- To rationalize health care services across the system; and
- To develop & realize management efficiencies
The other two Hospitals of the East End Health Alliance, Eastern Long Island Hospital and Southampton Hospital, have subsequently developed affiliation agreements with Stony Brook University Medical Center, and the three hospitals continue to explore opportunities to collaboratively develop clinical and educational programs that will improve the public health of the communities we serve.
PBMC Health's service area extends from Hampton Bays to Mastic Beach on the South Fork, from Manorville through Riverhead in the middle section of the East End and from Shoreham and Wading River through Mattituck on the North Fork.
The service area has more than 198,912 individuals and the population is expected to grow by 5.2% from 2011-2016. As the population of our region continues to grow and is driving increased demand for health care services, PBMC Health Has responded by making capital investments in emergency room and surgical services, and the recruitment of physicians to be able to meet these needs; byforming a network of community-based primary care physician practices; and by breaking ground on the new community-based Gertrude and Louis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care in Manorville, NY, to provide primary care and other specialty services to a significantly under-served portion of our service area.
Our service area has a significantly higher percentage of elderly than the average of Suffolk County, Nassau County and New York State. Approximately one in five residents of PBMC Health's service area are over the age of fifty-five (55), a population that drives higher demand for health care services. Moreover, this age cohort is expected to increase as a percentage of the total population over the next five years.
PBMC Health has developed programs specifically geared towards meeting the unique health care needs of this population, including a new program in physical medicine and rehabilitation services, enhanced orthopedics and neurosurgical services, enhanced home health care and skilled nursing services.
Read PBMC Health’s Community Service Plan
A full plan is submitted to the New York State Department of Health every three years and an implementation report is provided in the other two years. A copy of the plan is available for download below. If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation and External Affairs Office at 631-548-6080.