Peconic Bay Medical Center has received approval from New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to establish two laboratory cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology suites and construct a rooftop helipad.
Jean M. Cacciabaudo, MD, a fellowship-trained cardiologist, was formerly the chief of cardiology at Southside Hospital and director of nuclear cardiology and associate medical director at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
The location of a future cardiac catheterization facility on the East End remains up in the air, as the Public Health and Health Planning Council today recommended approvals for both Peconic Bay Medical Center and Southampton Hospital.
A state public health committee today decided to ignore the recommendations of department of health staff, which picked Peconic Bay Medical Center as the sole East End site for a cardiac catheterization lab.
“We are in a race to get a cardiac cath lab in the Town of Riverhead,” Supervisor Sean Walter said last week. The state health department will approve only one cardiac cath lab on the East End, he said, but both PBMC and Southampton Hospital have applications pending for cardiac catheterization facilities.