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.
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…)
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.
Eastern Long Island Hospital has announced plans to remodel and rebuild its existing operating room suites in a four-phase, $4.5 million project the Greenport hospital has dubbed “Operation Renew.” (more…)
Eastern Long Island Hospital will be honoring the owners of oldest same family run restaurants in the nation — the Claudio family of Greenport — during the hospital’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic fundraiser on Shelter Island.