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Future of health care on Eastern Long Island supported by generous $10 Million gift to Peconic Bay Medical Center

Contact: Alexandra Zendrian
Director of Public Relations 
Northwell Health
(516) 350-3014

Peconic Bay Medical Center’s annual “Benefit in Black & White” was more than just an evening of dinner and dancing in celebration of the hospital. The kindness displayed through a gift of generous funding for the region’s fastest growing health care institution shone the brightest during the evening’s festivities thanks to a generous gift of $10 million. The gift was presented to the hospital by the Chair of Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Directors, Emilie Roy Corey and her husband, Michael during the September 13th event at the Westhampton Country Club. It is the largest gift from an individual that the hospital has received in its history.

The contribution will be utilized to improve access to critical and primary care services and to enhance medical and surgical services at Peconic Bay Medical Center.  “It is crucial for Peconic Bay Medical Center to be able to continue their important work here on Long Island’s east end, saving the lives and providing state-of-the-art medical treatment each and every day in our community,” explained Emilie Roy Corey. “We are greatly touched by the compassionate care and outstanding treatment offered by the wonderful medical professionals associated with the hospital as well as with the dedication of the hospital’s leadership to building a world-class medical institution.  This gift will ensure that the groundbreaking care, resources and treatment which the hospital has earned a reputation for providing will continue both now and into the future,” she added. 

Emilie and Michael Corey are also the founding supporters of Pegasus House Palliative Care at Peconic Bay Medical Center. Pegasus House seeks to ease pain and suffering while providing the best possible quality of life for patients afflicted with chronic or life-limiting illnesses. It embraces the patient's family, because not only are family members key to providing care and comfort to the patient, but also they are in need of care and comfort themselves. This program has helped thousands of patients in our community since its founding in 2009.

“This marks a historic moment and exciting opportunity for both Northwell Health and Peconic Bay Medical Center,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health.  “Together our commitment is to strengthen and build a regional destination for exceptional and innovative medical care.  This generous donation will ensure that our organizations are strongly positioned to continue to make this commitment a reality by impacting access to quality, community-based health care.” 

“Emilie and Michael Corey are wonderful supporters of Peconic Bay Medical Center and have played a critical role in the hospital through the years,” explained Sherry Patterson, Chair of the Peconic Bay Medical Center Board of Directors.  “Our efforts to bring world-class patient care to all the residents of the East End are made possible through the philanthropy of our generous donors, such as the Coreys. We pride ourselves in building a regional medical center that has transformed our community and addresses the growing population’s need for quality health care. We are truly grateful for this generous gift,” she continued.

Peconic Bay Medical Center provides a comprehensive continuum of cutting edge, quality medical treatment and care, serving the health and wellness needs of the local community.  Rather than having to travel long distances for expert health care, Peconic Bay Medical Center provides close access to residents living within Suffolk County and eastern Long Island.

“We are extremely thankful for this wonderful gift from the Coreys,” said Andrew J. Mitchell, President & CEO at Peconic Bay Medical Center. “This considerate contribution will make a significant impact on the health and well-being of our community members and will continue to mobilize the passion and mission which Peconic Bay Medical Center has in providing access to comprehensive, state-of the-art health care, resources, technology and treatment to our local residents,” he continued.

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About Peconic Bay Medical Center

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 joined Northwell Health in 2016. For more information, visit


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 70,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook,TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.


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