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Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Skilled Nursing Facility ranked among America’s best nursing homes by US News & World Report

Victoria Palacio
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RIVERHEAD, NY—Peconic Bay Medical Center’s (PBMC) Skilled Nursing Facility, the hospital’s short-term rehabilitation center, along with three other Northwell Health facilities, received a high-performance rating from US News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Home report. The data recognizes top-rated facilities in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and health care providers caring for people in need of short-term rehab or a nursing home.

Northwell nursing homes ranked among the top 8 percent of high-performing facilities in the nation and its short-term rehab care centers, including PBMC’s Skilled Nursing Facility, rated top 12 percent of similar programs.

All Northwell short-term rehab facilities recognized for their top-quality care include:

“All of us at Peconic Bay Medical Center are so unbelievably proud of our Skilled Nursing Facility for achieving such a high-performance rating, especially during the most trying times our hospitals have ever seen,” said Dr. Amy E. Loeb, executive director of Peconic Bay Medical Center. “We want to assure that we at Peconic Bay Medical Center will continue to provide quality, comprehensive, and compassionate care for the members of our communities.” 

This year’s US News rating includes comprehensive information about care, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements for residents and staff, as well as flu and pneumonia vaccine rates.

“Due to New York State COVID-19 vaccine mandates, which required all hospital workers and staff to be vaccinated in late September, all Northwell employees – including short-term rehab and nursing home staff – are 100 percent vaccinated,” said Gerard Kaiser, executive director of skilled nursing facility services at Northwell Health. “We also have a high COVID-19 vaccination rate among residents and we offer booster shots as well, creating the safest environment possible.”

To compile rankings, U.S. News analyzed public data through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Researchers looked at several quality and safety outcomes. The report recognized 1,063 facilities as “high-performing” out of the 13,175 nursing homes with long-term care rating, and 1,651 facilities as “high-performing” out of the 13,500 nursing homes with short-term care ratings.

“We recognize the sacrifice by staff at all of our facilities in the nearly two years of the pandemic to achieve the highest level of quality care and keep residents, staff and visitors safe,” added Mr. Kaiser. “I’m extremely proud of all of our staff members and our entire team that achieved these prestigious quality ratings and continue to succeed.”

The Best Nursing Homes 2021-2022 report is available at:

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About Peconic Bay Medical Center
Located in Riverhead, NY, Peconic Bay Medical Center is a 200-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 @PeconicBayMedicalCenter on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 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 77,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 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 Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.