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11/28/16 5:59am
11/28/2016 5:59 AM

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

07/10/15 1:45pm
07/10/2015 1:45 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO  |  Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

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…)