Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport earned the highest grade in Suffolk County for patient safety, according to a recently released report from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that aims to improve the quality and safety of American health care.
As you walk the halls during the day at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, it’s hard to miss the volunteers dressed in salmon-colored jackets manning the front desk, shuffling throughout the facility and handing charts to nurses.
Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport recently announced the appointment of two colorectal surgery specialists: Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi and Dr. Paula Denoya. Both focus on minimally invasive surgery for colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis, as well as surgical treatment of anorectal diseases. READ
It’s not every day a patient goes to the hospital for treatment and ends up helping the hospital just as much as it helped them. But that’s exactly what happened after the Harold family visited Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport last July.
Cindy Swiskey, a registered nurse who specializes in substance abuse treatment, has been selected as Eastern Long Island Hospital’s “Nurse of the Year.”
Between evolving dress codes and a shift to electronic record keeping, Cathy Sepko, R.N., has adapted to considerable change during her 40-year career in nursing at Eastern Long Island Hospital.
Less than a month after Eastern Long Island Hospital announced its partnering with Stony Brook University Hospital, representatives from both will hold a public forum Tuesday night at Peconic Landing in Greenport.
For Eastern Long Island Hospital, a rural community health care facility with a $50 million annual budget, the process of choosing which major Long Island hospital system to join could not have been easy.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.
Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO and president Paul Connor reflected on the 110-year-old hospital’s monumental decision to partner with Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday morning, noting that the unanimous decision by the hospital’s board of trustees points to “very strong support from the medical team and staff.”
Details have yet to be revealed about how specifically the hospital’s decision to merge with SBU will affect day-to-day care on the North Fork, though Mr. Connor — CEO for the past 16 years — said that joining the larger health system will provide opportunities that surely would not have otherwise been available in the future.
“ELIH doesn’t have the size or revenue base” to get the insurance reimbursement rates that larger health systems get, he said, which explains decisions by other community hospitals on the East End to partner with larger operations themselves. (more…)
Sparking Pointe owners Tom and Cynthia Rosicki, left, were presented with a plaque at ELIH’s ceremony on Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller photos)
Eastern Long Island Hospital hosted a reception Wednesday to present its $4.5 million operating room remodeling plan and to acknowledge benefactors that helped make the project possible.