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.  

“The role of the Medical Society has become so important.  We work very hard to represent the physician, as well as advocate the needs our patients.  We fight for your [physicians] concerns”, said Dr. Ruggiero.

Ruggerio.jpgThe mission of the Suffolk County Medical Society is to act as the premier professional medical association for the physicians of Suffolk County by maintaining a representative and united organization to consider and act upon matters affecting the practice of medicine and public health in Suffolk County; cultivating and advancing education in the science of medicine while maintaining a high standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the medical profession.

“We need to provide an infrastructure which will allow greater representation of our society to our medical community”, said Dr. Ruggiero. ” With this concept in mind, I will promise to reach out to all of the medical staffs of all of the Suffolk County hospitals to improve the flow of communication from hospital to society and from society to hospital”.

“PBMC Health is very proud of the role Dr. Ruggiero has taken as President of the Suffolk County Medical Society.  I am confident that the physicians in Suffolk County will benefit greatly under his dynamic leadership”, said Andrew Mitchell, President & CEO of PBMC Health and Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Dr. Ruggiero is board-certified in family practice and is a graduate of NYCOM. He also practices privately in nearby Shoreham, which is one of the outpatient sites dedicated to the education of PBMC's students and residents.