Sherry Patterson, chair Peconic Bay Medical Center Board of Directors, left, Michael Corey and Emilie Roy Corey, chair, Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. Photo by Jim Lennon courtesy of Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Peconic Bay Medical Center has received a $10 million gift from Emilie Roy Corey and Michael Corey. The Riverhead couple presented the gift to the hospital at its annual “Benefit in Black & White” event Friday evening at the Westhampton Country Club.

It is the largest gift from an individual that the hospital has received in its history, Peconic Bay Medical Center said in a press release.

The contribution will be utilized to improve access to critical and primary care services and to enhance medical and surgical services at Peconic Bay Medical Center. 

“It is crucial for Peconic Bay Medical Center to be able to continue their important work here on Long Island’s East End, saving the lives and providing state-of-the-art medical treatment each and every day in our community,” explained Emilie Roy Corey, who serves as chair of Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“We are greatly touched by the compassionate care and outstanding treatment offered by the wonderful medical professionals associated with the hospital as well as with the dedication of the hospital’s leadership to building a world-class medical institution,” she said.  “This gift will ensure that the groundbreaking care, resources and treatment which the hospital has earned a reputation for providing will continue both now and into the future.”

Emilie and Michael Corey are also the founding supporters of Pegasus House Palliative Care at Peconic Bay Medical Center.  Pegasus House seeks to ease pain and suffering while providing the best possible quality of life for patients afflicted with chronic or life-limiting illnesses, the hospital said. The program has helped thousands of patients in our community since its founding in 2009.

“This marks a historic moment and exciting opportunity for both Northwell Health and Peconic Bay Medical Center,” Northwell Health president and CEO Michael Dowling said.  “Together our commitment is to strengthen and build a regional destination for exceptional and innovative medical care,” he said.  “This generous donation will ensure that our organizations are strongly positioned to continue to make this commitment a reality by impacting access to quality, community-based health care.”

“Emilie and Michael Corey are wonderful supporters of Peconic Bay Medical Center and have played a critical role in the hospital through the years,” said Sherry Patterson, chair of the Peconic Bay Medical Center board of directors.  “Our efforts to bring world-class patient care to all the residents of the East End are made possible through the philanthropy of our generous donors, such as the Coreys. We pride ourselves in building a regional medical center that has transformed our community and addresses the growing population’s need for quality health care. We are truly grateful for this generous gift,” she added.

Peconic Bay Medical Center president and CEO Andrew Mitchell said the hospital is grateful for the Coreys’ generosity. “This considerable contribution will make a significant impact on the health and well-being of our community members and will continue to mobilize the passion and mission which Peconic Bay Medical Center has in providing access to comprehensive, state-of the-art health care, resources, technology and treatment to our local residents,” Mitchell said.

PBMC Vice President Samantha Vigliotta, left, PBMC Foundation chair Emilie Roy Corey, Michael Corey and PBMC president and CEO Andrew Mitchell. Photo by Jim Lennon courtesy of Peconic Bay Medical Center.

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