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PBMC and community leaders honor longtime hospital leader during dedication ceremony

Hospital and community leaders gathered outside Peconic Bay Medical Center Monday to honor the hospital's longtime CEO, Andrew Mitchell in a ceremony naming the drive outside the main entrance "Mitchell's Way."

Retiring PBMC leader Andrew Mitchell reflects on 20 years at the helm and the transformation of a struggling community hospital

"We persevered, no matter what got thrown our way. We just kept on going at it.” Peconic Bay Medical Center's former president and CEO reflects on his two decades leading the Riverhead hospital, which was on the verge of bankruptcy when he arrived in 2001 and has been transformed into the regional medical center he envisioned.

New leadership at PBMC: Amy Loeb succeeds Andrew Mitchell at the helm

Amy Loeb, who has served as deputy executive director for the past two years, was named executive director of the Riverhead hospital effective Feb. 1, succeeding Andrew Mitchell, who ran the hospital for 20 years.

Anticipating coronavirus patients, PBMC is hastily building supplemental emergency room

Peconic Bay Medical Center is building a supplemental 16-bed emergency room in an unfinished ground-floor space adjacent to the existing ER.

Bracing for coronavirus influx, PBMC prepares ‘surge capacity’ and strictly limits hospital visits

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhad has implemented revised, stricter protocols to protect its patients and staff and is preparing “surge capacity” to deal with an influx of coronavirus patients

Hospital executive’s love of nature and photography come together in fundraising auction for PBMC

Andrew Mitchell has honed his photography skills since preschool and now he's using his hobby to help raise money for Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Supervisor eyeing former SCNB headquarters building for new town hall

The former Suffolk County National Bank administrative headquarters on West Second Street would become the next Riverhead Town Hall if Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter has his way.
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PBMC Skilled Nursing Facility earns top rating in national nursing home survey

Everyone has heard a nursing home horror story, but here on the East End, we have a nursing home jewel. Peconic Bay Medical Center's Skilled Nursing Facility has earned top marks in a nationwide report.

With PBMC merger complete, life-saving cardiac and trauma procedures will soon be locally available to East End residents

Today’s historic merger between Peconic Bay Medical Center and Northwell Health will soon make life-saving medical services available to East End residents who have always needed to travel up-island for trauma care and cardiac arrest treatment.
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Riverhead IDA and PBMC Health settle $112,000 fee dispute in bond deal

The Riverhead IDA at a special board meeting yesterday evening backpedaled on a decision made last month to charge Peconic Bay Medical Center more than $114,000 in fees on a bond transaction that hospital officials is aimed to save it more than $1 million over the next decade.