Peconic Bay Medical Center
PBMC remains well-staffed, despite vaccine mandate forcing layoff of 2% of its staff, hospital executive says
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.
State lawmakers on the East End say they fear an impending staffing crisis in local hospitals and nursing homes due to vaccine resistance among workers.
Protesters against the state's vaccine mandate for health care workers took to the street on Route 58 in Riverhead Saturday, lining up around the traffic circle near Peconic Bay Medical Center.
The pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Peconic Bay Medical Center's Entenmann Campus in Riverhead will remain open every Saturday.
Peconic Bay Medical Center receives level III trauma center verification by American College of Surgeons
Northwell Health Peconic Bay Medical Center has received a level III trauma center verification from the American College of Surgeons.
In partnership with local businesses and Peconic Bay Medical Center, CAP is placing 2-inch stickers on participating businesses' items — like deli sandwiches, take out bags and coffee cups — which say: “Congratulations Class of 2021. Live Your Best Life: Celebrate Sober.”
PBMC's four-star rating from CMS, a first for the Riverhead hospital, reflects a turnaround in quality that began more than a decade ago, hospital officials said.
Tax-deductible donations will fund the purchase of gift cards health care workers can use at participating downtown businesses.
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.