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Peconic Bay Medical Center ranked number one in New York State for social responsibility by Lown Institute Hospital Index

Contact: Steven Vulpis

Riverhead, NY—Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) has been recognized as the most socially responsible hospital in New York State by The Lown Institute Hospital Index. The prestigious honor was made as part of the organization’s annual list of the top hospitals in the United States based on an index that measures equity, value and patient outcomes of more than 2,700 hospitals nationwide. In addition to being ranked the number one hospital in New York State for social responsibility, PBMC was named to Lown’s 2024-25 Honor roll and earned “A” grades in ten other categories.

The Lown Institute evaluates hospitals’ social responsibility scores using more than 50 measures that involves inclusivity, pay equity, community benefit, avoiding overuse, cost efficiency clinical outcomes patient satisfaction and patient safety. Part of the evaluation criteria included a 30-day readmission rates, access to healthcare and the overall benefits the hospital provides the community. This is the fifth year the Lown Institute has produced its top US hospitals list, which is intended to capture metrics that hospitals are not financially incentivized to offer, such as charity care and racial or economic inclusivity efforts.

“Peconic Bay Medical Center is steadfast in our mission to empower the residents of Eastern Suffolk County by making the most advanced level of healthcare available and accessible to all,” said Peconic Bay Medical Center Executive Director Amy Loeb, EdD, MBA, RN. “This recognition as the most socially responsible hospital in New York State underscores our dedication to social equity in healthcare for our extraordinary community, patients, and staff. We are committed to ensuring that every resident has access to high-quality care.”

Receiving the highest ranking in New York State from the Lown Institute comes on the heels of PBMC being named a National Leader in LGBTQ+ inclusiveness by the Human Rights Campaign, earning three consecutive ‘A’ safety ratings from Leapfrog, and receiving several awards of excellence from Healthgrades and other rating agencies.

For more information about Peconic Bay Medical Center’s efforts to empower residents and to expand access to advanced healthcare throughout Eastern Suffolk County, visit

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About Peconic Bay Medical Center

Located in Riverhead, NY, Peconic Bay Medical Center is a 144-bed nonprofit 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, including advanced surgical, cardiac, orthopedic and women’s health care, comprehensive inpatient medical care, palliative care and an extensive range of outpatient services, along with state-of-the-art technology. Peconic Bay Medical Center joined Northwell Health in 2016. For more information, visit and follow us on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.