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Local oncologist: State-of-the-art cancer services already exist on East End

East End oncologist Dr. Louis Avvento takes issue with Peconic Bay Medical Center's characterization of merger with North Shore-LIJ as pursuit of unavailable services here. It was a "financial decision, plain and simple."
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Peconic Bay Medical Center will become part of North Shore-LIJ Health System

Peconic Bay Medical Center's board of directors voted last night to join the North Shore-LIJ Health System's current network of 19 hospitals on Long Island, the two organizations announced in a press release issued this morning.

Kids, parents living with Type 1 diabetes find hope, support at first East End seminar

Parents and families packed a forum on type 1 diabetes sponsored by PBMC and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Saturday at the Riverhead hospital.

PBMC welcomes first baby of 2015

The Riverhead hospital welcomed its first baby born in 2015 at 8:45 a.m. Jan. 2, a healthy baby girl delivered by Dr. Zeinab Fath-El Bab.

Eight people will run NYC Marathon to raise funds for Riverhead’s PBMC

A team of eight people — 'Team Wellness' — will run the NYC Marathon Sunday to raise money for Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.

PBMC chief on Ebola screening: Hospitals will be ‘quickly overwhelmed’ if containment is lost

Similarity in early Ebola and flu symptoms will overwhelm hospital screening capabilities if Ebola becomes active outside of W. Africa, PBMC president Andrew Mitchell warns, as governor outlines preparedness plans and L.I. congressman demands action by Homeland Security.