Caregivers are often called the invisible patients. They carry a burden that can be isolating and stressful.
Advanced diseases and chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can affect a patient for years. READ
Peconic Bay Medical Center will unveil its new cardiac cath lab Monday, Oct. 16 — a facility that will bring “life-saving service” to the East End when it officially opens. READ
Northwell Health announced last Thursday that its insurance subsidiary CareConnect would be shut down and will withdraw from the New York State insurance market for 2018, leaving about 125,000 customers in New York State, including 31,500 in Suffolk County, without a plan.
Peconic Bay Medical Center cleared its final hurdle for state approval of a new cardiac care center.
New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker signed off on the plan to establish two cardiac catheterization laboratories, electrophysiology suites and a rooftop helipad at the Riverhead hospital, which is part of Northwell Health, according to a press release from the hospital on Tuesday.
Peconic Bay Medical Center is now the North Fork’s only trauma and stroke center, as the New York State Department of Health has granted the Riverhead hospital provisional status as a Level III trauma center. READ
Peconic Bay Medical Center is anticipating a spring groundbreaking on its three-story, $60 million expansion, according to PBMC president and CEO Andrew Mitchell.
The Riverhead hospital’s emergency room annex, which has been under construction farther west on Route 58 in the parking lot near Bob’s Discount Furniture, is also expected to open by spring, he said.
With little or no fanfare, Peconic Bay Medical Center’s proposed three-story expansion of its Roanoke Avenue main building received unanimous final site plan approval from the Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday afternoon. READ
Volunteers from Peconic Bay Medical Center struggled to say where they were bound as they reached passport control at the airport in San Salvador. “It starts with a … J? Ju … Ju … Jucuapa?”
The group was headed to the small town in southwest El Salvador for a one-week medical mission trip. Over the course of six days, Jan. 15 through 20, the nine-person team — led by general surgeon Dr. Agostino Cervone — operated on 67 patients. READ
Cardiologist Jean Cacciabaudo has been appointed Peconic Bay Medical Center’s new medical director, the Riverhead hospital announced Wednesday.