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


bbq_pic1.JPG(RIVERHEAD, NY – October 15, 2013)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.

 “This is a great event where we can celebrate our patient's successes,” explains Andrew J. Mitchell, President & CEO at Peconic Bay Medical Center. “Our Annual Joint Replacement Reunion BBQ and Dance offers the kind of atmosphere that allows our post-surgery patienbbq_2.JPGts to relax, share their success stories, and demonstrates that those who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery can lead productive, happy lives that include such activities as dancing and exercise," he continued. 

The Annual Joint Replacement Reunion BBQand Dance is another example of Peconic Bay Medical Center’s commitment to compassionate and comprehensive healthcare as its exceptionally skilled physicians, surgeons, nurses and physical therapists continue to meet the medical and surgical needs of the communities it serves while also providing truly exceptional follow-up.  To learn more about the Joint Replacement Program offered at Peconic Bay Medical Center, visit their website at

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About PBMC Health

PBMC Health is a comprehensive continuum of care focused on serving the full range of health and wellness needs of the people of Suffolk County. The continuum includes Peconic Bay Medical Center, located in Riverhead; Peconic Bay Home Health Services, serving all of Suffolk County; Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, located in Riverhead; Peconic Bay Outpatient Physical Therapy, located in Riverhead; Peconic Bay Primary & Family Care Practices, with offices in Mattituck, Hampton Bays, Center Moriches, Riverhead and Westhampton Beach; and The Gertrude and Louis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care in Manorville. For more information, visit


About Peconic Bay Medical Center

Peconic Bay Medical Center is a non-profit medical facility committed to providing exceptional care and improving the health of the communities it serves. Peconic Bay Medical Center offers wide ranging, full-scope services and programs along with state-of-the-art technology. The award-winning Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery is home to the da Vinci Surgical Robotics Program. PBMC is a Bariatric Center of Excellence, a designated Stroke Center, and recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. In addition to being the recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Total Joint Replacement for Hip and Knee, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Plus Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, and the Aetna
Institute of Quality® for Total Joint Replacement, PBMC has also earned a 5-Star Rating from U.S. News & World Report for Skilled Nursing Facility, which was named one ofthe nation’s highest quality nursing homes. As a major clinical campus for the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, PBMC hosts graduate medical education programs in Family Medicine and Traditional Internship. Peconic Bay Medical Center is a member of the East End Health Alliance and affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. For more information, visit