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Lauren Jacobsen
Manager of Public Relations
Peconic Bay Medical Center
Ph: 631-548-6827
Email: LJacobsen@pbmchealth.org                                                                                                                                           

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Northwell Health
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Email: TLynam@Northwell.edu  

 

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.

The newest member, Peconic Bay Medical Center becomes Northwell Health’s 21st hospital within the health system, expanding Northwell Health’s presence into eastern Long Island while joining its existing Suffolk County hospitals: Huntington Hospital, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and South Oaks Hospital in Amityville. The Emergency Department physicians who support Peconic Bay Medical Center have joined Northwell Health Physician Partners effective January 15, 2016. Meanwhile the physicians who cover the Radiology Department will soon be staffed by Northwell Health Physician Partners on February 12, 2016.  The transition will continue to provide patients with exceptional, comprehensive and quality clinical care.

Andy_and_Michael_Dowling_resized.jpgThe agreement, signed by Northwell Health’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Dowling and Peconic Bay Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mitchell was previously approved by PBMC’s Board of Directors and Northwell Health’s Board of Trustees. The ceremony began with the presentation of the flags and announcing the pledge of allegiance by Riverhead High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Peconic Bay Medical Center, a 65-year-old community hospital serves as eastern Long Island’s primary medical source for healthcare taking care of more than 7,000 inpatients and 168,000 outpatients annually including more than 32,000 emergency visits. The addition of Peconic Bay Medical Center’s 1,300 employees increases Northwell Health’s workforce to about 61,000 – the largest private employer in New York State.

"Northwell Health is committed to investing in Peconic Bay Medical Center's future by strengthening and expanding its clinical services, and building a network of outpatient facilities that will establish PBMC Health as a regional destination for top-flight medical care," said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. "By anchoring Northwell Health's Eastern Region, PBMC will significantly enhance the health system's ability to meet the current and future health needs of residents of central and eastern Long Island."

As the population on the East End has grown so has the need for growth in certain advanced medical services.  “In order to meet these public health needs, PBMC Health and Peconic Bay Medical Center, together with Northwell Health are poised at the beginning of a new era that will positively impact the access to health care services. Our plans include the first cardiac cath lab and the first trauma center for the East End. We also plan to have expanded maternity and child health services as well as additional locations for ambulatory and urgent care services,” Andrew Mitchell stated.

Together with Northwell Health, PBMC will expand services and grow as the East End community continues to evolve. 

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About PBMC: Located in Riverhead, NY, Peconic Bay Medical Center is a non-profit hospital 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-art technology.  Peconic Bay Medical Center will officially join the North Shore-LIJ Health System, soon to be Northwell Health, in 2016.  For more information, visit PBMCHealth.org.

 

About Northwell Health: Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve 8 million people in the metro New York and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.