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Riverhead Rocks Triathlon Returns by Popular Demand

(RIVERHEAD, NY – May 16, 2016) Riverhead Rocks Triathlon presented by PBMC - Northwell Health will return to Riverhead for the 5th time this summer. While the athletes continue to register, The Town of Riverhead and Event Power are busy making preparations, as well as the volunteers and other organizers who have to get the course ready. (Read More)

Local Organizations Help Children by Donating $23,000 for Project Fit America

(RIVERHEAD, NY – May 9, 2016) During the month of April, a coalition of local organizations has donated a combined $23,000 to assist with establishing specialized fitness equipment and curricula at three East End elementary schools. Through a partnership with Peconic Bay Medical Center; GymGuyz East End, the Mattituck Lions Club and Kait’s Angels will help bring Project Fit America to the Greenport and Cutchogue East Elementary schools as well as the Riverhead Charter School. (Read More)

Annual Gala Scheduled in the Spring will mark Peconic Bay Medical Center’s 21st Gala

(RIVERHEAD, NY – April 7, 2016) Peconic Bay Medical Center is holding its annual Spring Gala at the Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead, New York on May 14, 2016. This year is unique in the history of Peconic Bay Medical Center as this is the year the hospital formally joined Northwell Health, New York’s largest health system. The new partnership will be honored at the 2016 Spring Gala. (Read More)

Northwell Health Launches Contest to Fund Next Medical Breakthrough

Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) today announced a new contest in which public voting will decide which of three medical innovations developed by some of its 61,000+ employees will receive $100,000 in additional research support. Starting today through April 18th, voters can go to www.northwell.edu/vote to learn about each innovation and vote for their favorite idea in which they think Northwell Health should invest. (Read More)

Announcement of Newly Appointed Chief of Radiology

(RIVERHEAD, NY – March 24, 2016) Peconic Bay Medical Center, a member of Northwell Health is pleased to announce Thomas F. Mannino, MD appointed by the Medical Executive Committee and The Board of Directors at Peconic Bay Medical Center as the Chief of Radiology and Associate Chief Medical Officer effective February 2016. (Read More)

Suffolk Cement Precast Supports Cancer Programs at Peconic Bay Medical Center

(RIVERHEAD, NY – March 18, 2016) Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Cancer Services Program will be the recipient of quarterly donations from Suffolk Cement Precast, Inc to help benefit cancer patients who utilize The Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County (Read More)

Suffolk County Commissioner Signs Pledge to Fight Colorectal Cancer

(RIVERHEAD, NY – March 7, 2016) Suffolk County Health Commissioner, Dr. James Tomarken signed a pledge with Peconic Bay Medical Center today to reach a shared goal of 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Colorectal Cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States. Each year in New York State, more than 10,000 people develop colorectal cancer and more than 3,500 New Yorkers die from the disease. Screening helps save lives. (Read More)

North Fork Gym Takes Stand Against Childhood Obesity and Diabetes

(RIVERHEAD, NY – March 3, 2016) JABS, located in Cutchogue, has raised $5,445 toward a goal of $30,000. Through a partnership with the Mattituck Lions and Peconic Bay Medical Center, JABS will help bring Project Fit America to the North Fork: Greenport and Cutchogue East Elementary schools. (Read More)

PBMC Dedicates New Vascular Lab to Stavros Niarchos Foundation

(RIVERHEAD, NY – February 9, 2016) Representatives from Peconic Bay Medical Center and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation formally dedicated the non-invasive vascular lab, an integral component of the Medical Center’s Vascular Program, on Thursday January 28th. (Read More)

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.