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Peconic Bay Medical Center

Riverhead Town strikes deal with PBMC to buy hospital’s downtown campus for town offices

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The Town of Riverhead and Peconic Bay Medical Center have reached a tentative deal for the town to buy the property of the hospital’s Second Street campus for a new Town Hall and other offices.

PBMC and community leaders honor longtime hospital leader during dedication ceremony

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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

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"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.

PBMC’s emergency department expansion gets $5 million boost

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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.

East End Garden Festival holds last-day sale today at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead

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The East End Garden Festival wraps up today at Tanger Outlets and there are still plenty of plants available before the sale ends this afternoon.

PBMC acquires its second da Vinci robotic system, opens seventh operating room

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Peconic Bay Medical Center has added a seventh operating room and purchased a new da Vinci XI robotic surgical system to help expand minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Northwell Health suspends visitation at some hospitals, with limited exceptions

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With COVID-19 cases rising across the region, Northwell Health has temporarily suspended all visitation at some of its hospitals, including Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.

Embracing life’s journey as a caregiver, in times of grief and joy

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Experienced caregivers will tell you that there is a lot to grieve —the life we imagined our loved ones would live, a loss of independence, health, and normal life expectancy. But there is even more joy.

Riverhead couple celebrate 65th wedding anniversary at Peconic Bay Medical Center

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The former Manorville Fire District commissioner and his bride of 65 years celebrated their wedding anniversary Wednesday at Peconic Bay MedicalCenter, where Patricia Connelly is a long-term resident of the skilled nursing facility.

PBMC remains well-staffed, despite vaccine mandate forcing layoff of 2% of its staff, hospital executive says

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Peconic Bay Medical Center will have to terminate about 2% of its total workforce today under a Northwell Health COVID-19 vaccine policy that required all employees to present proof of vaccination by 11:59 p.m. Monday to avoid termination, according to PBMC Executive Director Amy Loeb.
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