The Peconic Bay Medical Center had its official groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to mark the beginning of a two-year construction project of its $60 million Kanas Regional Heart Center.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone stressed on Monday for residents to donate blood after the New York Blood Center declared a blood emergency in the New York metropolitan area.
“There are hundreds, if not thousands of people waiting for a life-saving blood transfusion that could be the difference between life and death,” Mr. Bellone said in a press release.
It’s an old-fashioned concept: a person needs medical treatment but has limited ability to travel, so a doctor visits their home. In a rural area with an aging population, like the North Fork, it’s an idea that makes sense to a lot of people.
The needs of his East End community are what Greenport physician assistant Steven Templeton had in mind when he launched Medical House Calls of the North Fork in 2015.
When Patti Damuck and her husband, Jay, spent a pair of summers on Shelter Island more than 35 years ago, they never imagined they’d make a life there.
Ms. Damuck had recently quit her job as a nurse at a busy city hospital in Connecticut and the couple was enjoying time spent traveling.
At age 3, Chyanne Doroski would complain that her legs hurt. “Growing pains,” her family thought.
On other days, it was a headache that brought the Greenport girl down. READ
Hundreds turned out to Out Run Rett Saturday in New Suffolk. READ
The Mattituck Lions Club will donate $40,000 over the next four years to create the “Mattituck Lions Club Nursing Education Fund,” helping Peconic Bay Medical Center nurses earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing. READ
In the wake of Congress narrowly approving the American Health Care Act Thursday — replacing the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” — local reaction from insurance and healthcare professionals was varied. READ
It was a Friday morning and Lillian Baglivi sat in her room at The Shores at Peconic Landing in Greenport. Sunlight trickled in through her large window, lighting the side of her face. She has a comfortable room, decorated with old photos and household memories from the past. READ