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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. José 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.”

PBMC Health Awarded Certification From The Joint Commission

Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Joint Replacement for Hip and Knee by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Peconic Bay Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.

"Dancing With The Stars" 700 Knee and Hip Replacement Patients Celebrate Success by Dancing at Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Annual BBQ & Dance

For the 700 post-surgery patients that received knee and hip replacement procedures at Peconic Bay Medical Center, a healthy recovery included an invitation to mingle, enjoy a delicious barbeque and dance the afternoon away with their doctors, physical therapists, families and friends at Peconic Bay Medical Center’s 9th Annual Joint Replacement Reunion BBQ and Dance recently held at The Inn & Spa at East Wind. This annual event is a chance to celebrate patients’ successes on the road to recovery and illustrates the fact that undergoing knee or hip replacement truly means living again with a better quality of life.

Peconic Bay Medical Center Hospitals & Health Networks 2013 Most Wired Innovator Award Finalist

(RIVERHEAD, NY – October 2, 2013)Peconic Bay Medical Center ‘s (PBMC) strategic measures in providing enhanced healthcare for the community has earned them recognition by Hospitals& Health Networks as 2013 Most Wired Innovator Award - Finalist.

Michael O’Donnell, Chief Financial Officer at PBMC Health, Recipient of Long Island Business News Award

PBMC Health is pleased to announce that its Chief Financial Officer, Michael F. O’Donnell, is the recipient of the 2013 Transformation Agent Award at the annual CFO of the Year Awards hosted by Long Island Business News. Mr. O’Donnell is being recognized by the Long Island Business News for his success and many accomplishments within his organization along with his leadershipin the field of financial officers.

George R. Ruggiero, DO Named President of the Suffolk County Medical Society

(RIVERHEAD, NY – June 13, 2013) — PBMC Health’s Director of Medical Education, George R. Ruggiero, DO was installed as President of the Suffolk County Medical Society. The 207th Annual Meeting & Installation of Incoming President was held on June 7th...

PBMC Health Hosts Dedication of The Gertrude & Louis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care: Receives Largest Philanthropic Donation to Date

Peconic Bay Medical Health System received its largest philanthropic gift to date from the Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust. In appreciation of the $5 million donation and in recognition of the Feil family’s extraordinary support, PBMC announced that it will name its new Ambulatory Campus in Manorville "The Gertrude and Louis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care" during a recent dedication held at Peconic Bay Medical Center. A live newsfeed of the Manorville sign unveiling with its new name took place as part of the dedication.

PBMC Health to Construct New Medical Campus in Manorville

Peconic Bay Medical Health System (PBMC Health) has announced the establishment of a major medical ambulatory health campus, to be called the Campus for Advanced Ambulatory and Preventive Care…

Join us in advancing the quality of life and health for our communities

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