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PBMC Health & Peconic Bay Medical Center Joins Northwell Health (Previously called North Shore-LIJ Health System)

(RIVERHEAD, NY - January 19, 2016) PBMC Health & Peconic Bay Medical Center celebrates becoming a full member of Northwell Health by hosting an Official Signing Ceremony today in the Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery Atrium at Peconic Bay Medical Center. This event signals Peconic Bay Medical Center's transformation into a true regional medical center. The partnership will invest in the East End by bringing world class services while keeping true to its roots as a community hospital. (Read More)

Peconic Bay Medical Center's President and CEO has been Selected to Present at the 2016 Annual Congress on Leadership

(RIVERHEAD, NY - January 5, 2016) Peconic Bay Medical Center's President and CEO Andrew J. Mitchell, FACHE has been selected to speak at the 2016 Annual Congress on Leadership of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in Chicago, Illinois. ACHE is the national organization of healthcare executives with over 27,000 members. Mitchell will be joined by Betsy C. Taylor, the principal of Accordant Philanthropy, and will present "Using Philanthropy as a Change Agent." (Read More)

Peconic Bay Medical Center's First Baby Born in 2016 - Liam Robert Ramnarine

(RIVERHEAD, NY - January 4, 2016) - Liam Robert Ramnarine was Peconic Bay Medical Center's first baby of 2016. Born January 1, 2016 at 10:04am, weighing in at 5 pounds, 14 ounces and 18.5 inches long. (Read More)

A Survivors Inspiration - A Happy Ending to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(RIVERHEAD, NY - November 17, 2015) National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has wrapped up for October 2015. The month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease. Peconic Bay Medical Center supports Breast Cancer Awareness by participating as well as being the beneficiary in the LI2Day walk, the event Pink Strands for Hope, as well as the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale where proceeds benefit research for breast cancer through the Susan G Komen Foundation. (Read More)

Peconic Bay Medical Center and its Affiliates Offer Additional VA Healthcare Services for East End Veterans

(RIVERHEAD, NY - November 11, 2015) Just in time for Veterans Day and to assist Veterans on the East End, Peconic Bay Medical Center announced today that it has been approved as a new member of the Choice Program under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). (Read More)

Peconic Bay Medical Center Appoints Amy E. Loeb, RN as next Chief Nursing Officer

(RIVERHEAD, NY - November 1, 2015) Amy E. Loeb, EdD(c), MBA, RN-BC, NE-BC has been selected to be the next Vice President-Chief Nursing Officer of Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) effective December 2015. Ms. Loeb will succeed Gerard Zunno, RN, MSN who will be retiring at year end after 14 years of dedicated service and key leadership at PBMC. (Read More)

State Approves Request for Peconic Bay Medical Center to Join North Shore-LIJ

(RIVERHEAD, NY - August 24, 2015) - The state has given final approval for Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) to join the North Shore-LIJ Health System. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker has approved recommendations from the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) to dissolve the East End Health Alliance that included PBMC, and Southampton and Eastern Long Island hospitals, and approved a separate measure making the North Shore-LIJ Health System the active parent of PBMC. (Read More)

Peconic Bay Medical Center Receives Prestigious American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Honor

Award demonstrates hospital's commitment to quality care for stroke patients RIVERHEAD, NY, June 25, 2015 - The Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award at the association's International Stroke Conference 2015. The award recognizes PBMC's commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. (Read More)

Peconic Bay Medical Center Board Votes to Join North Shore LIJ

RIVERHEAD, NY - After engaging in a lengthy and deliberative review of how best to provide care for approximately 220,000 people who depend on Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC), its Board of Directors has approved a definitive agreement to become a full member of North Shore-LIJ Health (Read More)

Peconic Bay Medical Center Adds New Director of Orthopedic Fracture and Trauma Services

Dr. Jose B. Toro specializes in advanced treatment for osteoporosis, traumatic fractures of hip, pelvic and femoral bones, and metabolic bone diseases

Peconic Bay Medical Center Adds New Specialist in Pediatric Medicine

(RIVERHEAD, NY - January 7, 2015) Adding greater depth and expertise to its comprehensive continuum of care, Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) has appointed Dr. Robert Rubin to its staff as its new Director of Ambulatory Pediatric Medicine. A board-certified specialist in Pediatrics, Dr. Rubin had been Director of the Newborn Nursery and an attending physician in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Maimonides Infant's and Children's Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

LI2day Walk Team Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Benefit Dinner

Come support Peconic Bay Medical Center's LI2day Walk Team at our Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Benefit Dinner on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Peconic Bay Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification For Primary Stroke Centers From The Joint Commission

(RIVERHEAD, NY - April 14, 2014) - The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Peconic Bay Medical Center with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Peconic Bay Medical Center is a New York State receiving stroke center and the only hospital on the East End, and one of only a few in Suffolk, to have this certification. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization's dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Peconic Bay Medical Center's Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that their program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. (Read More)

Diabetes Risk?

If you think or have been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), based on the Diabetes Prevention Program research study led by the National Institues of Health, is a proven way to help prevent diabetes in people who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes.

Raising Awareness For Breast Cancer and Other Women's Cancers

(RIVERHEAD, NY - March 13, 2014) Peconic Bay Medical Center's LI2Day Walk Team will once again be participating in the Long Island 2 Day Walk to support breast cancer and other women's cancer patients right here on Long Island.

PBMC Health Joins American Cancer Society and the Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County To Paint the Town Blue

Colon cancer affects both men and women and is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. The shocking reality is that colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable when caught early through screening.

Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Chapter 1

It’s been a decade of change for Peconic Bay Medical Center, from the organization itself - which has evolved from a community hospital to a health system - to its home, the East End of Long Island, which is one of the fastest growing areas in New York. A key component in this expansion has been a shift in how IT is viewed. As CIO, Artie Crowe has played an instrumental role in changing the perception of IT from the department that fixes what's broken to one that helps shape the strategy of the organization. In this interview, Crowe talks about what it takes to lead an evolving IT department, why his team almost threw in the towel on MU Stage 1, why customization is sometimes the best solution, and the secret sauce to boosting clinician satisfaction. Read More.

National Wear Red Day

Celebrate National Wear Red Day and help fight the No.1 killer of U.S. women - heart disease.

PBMC Health's Agostino Cervone, MD, FACS hosts first da Vinci Single Site Case Observation Site on Long Island

Continuing its commitment to being at the forefront of advanced medical technology, Peconic Bay Medical Center has been chosen by Intuitive Surgical - the maker of the da Vinci surgical system, as the first da Vinci Single Site Case Observation Site on Long Island.

Peconic Bay Medical Center - Three Organizations Honored for Physician Partnership Initiatives

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2013 - The Advisory Board Company's Southwind division announced on Tuesday that it has recognized three top-performing health care provider organizations with national awards for innovative partnerships with physicians to deliver higher quality care at lower cost. "Health care reform and private payers' increasing push toward accountable care mean that leading health care providers must both align with physicians and achieve system-wide improvements in cost and quality performance," said John Deane, CEO, Southwind. “These three organizations' work to deepen their collaborative partnerships with physicians makes them national leaders in executing key initiatives for value-based care strategy."