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’s emergency department expansion gets $5 million boost
The new expansion is set to increase critical care capacity by more than 75% and implement a dual-bay trauma unit, additional cardiac response services, and a dedicated pediatric treatment area, incorporate advanced radiology capabilities and enhance patient privacy, according to PBMC. The hospital hopes to open its doors in the first quarter of 2024.
PBMC needs hospital annex because ER is ‘at capacity,’ hospital official tells Riverhead Planning Board
Wait times can be more than 6 hours long at PBMC's ER, which sees 38,000 patients a year, according to hospital officials. The strain on the ER can be relieved by treating less serious cases at the proposed annex.