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Women’s health takes front and center at Northwell Health-Peconic Bay Medical Center

Peconic Bay Medical Center is expanding its focus on women’s health with new services and facilities aimed at providing comprehensive care close to home for women in all stages of life.

State to end mask mandate in hospitals, nursing homes Sunday, will follow CDC guidance keyed to COVID-19 community transmission levels

As long as a health care facility is located in a county where COVID-19 community transmission levels are not high, health care facilities may eliminate mask requirements, according to the new state guidance, which follows guidance already established by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New advanced dialysis program available at PBMC

Peconic Bay Medical Center has implemented a new and advanced dialysis program, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, which is is administered much more slowly than typical dialysis, and it is a more comfortable alternative for critically ill patients, as it is gentler on the body.

Stony Brook hospitals ranked jointly as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by healthcare info website

Stony Brook University Hospital has been ranked as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” in 2023 by the healthcare industry information website Healthgrades.

New omicron subvariant, most contagious yet, spreading rapidly in New York, as cases rise

The most contagious COVID-19 variant yet is rapidly spreading in the U.S., especially in the Northeast. It is already responsible for more than 70% of new confirmed cases in NY, where case numbers have been climbing.

COVID community transmission level ‘high’ in Suffolk, masks in indoor public places recommended: CDC

The COVID-19 community transmission level is high in Suffolk County (314.98 cases per 100,000 population). People should wear masks in indoor public places, the CDC recommends.

Navy to update community on restoration of former Grumman site at virtual meeting Wednesday

The second semiannual meeting of the Calverton Restoration Advisory Board will be held virtually on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:15 p.m..

State health officials urge precautions against flu, coronavirus and RSV as cases rise

People are urged to stay up-to-date on vaccines, wash their hands often, sneeze or cough into their elbows—not hands, stay home when sick or symptomatic, and wear well-fitting, high-quality masks when in public indoor spaces.

Peconic Bay Medical Center embarks on major emergency department expansion

Peconic Bay Medical Center's emergency department will handle about 38,000 visits this year, including a growing number of critical care cases, such as strokes, heart attacks and trauma. The expansion, which will cost about $20 million, will focus on critical care.

PBMC to close its skilled nursing facility by year’s end, will repurpose space for other clinical needs

PBMC needs to expand clinical space for other acute care services to meet growing demand, Executive Director Amy Loeb said. There are other facilities in the community that provide long-term care. PBMC needs to grow to provide the services only a hospital can provide, she said.