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PBMC earns advanced certification as primary stroke center

Peconic Bay Medical Center awarded advanced certification
for primary stroke centers from The Joint Commission The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Peconic Bay Medical Center with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Peconic Bay Medical Center is a New York State receiving stroke center and the only hospital on the East End, and one of only a few in Suffolk, to have this certification. Achievem...

PBMC Health announces staff reductions

PBMC Health in Riverhead has announced it is implementing "a limited number of expense reductions" which it says is necessary in response to changes in certain patient volumes. The volume changes are "likely attributable to the implementation of elements of the Affordable Care Act, the extreme winter, and insurance changes across the region," PBMC Health said in a press release issued this afternoon. Most of the expense savings will result from staff attrition and reduction in part-time hour...

Are you at risk for diabetes? PBMC to sponsor free Diabetes Prevention Program

Are you at risk for diabetes? Peconic Bay Medical Center and the Suffolk County Department of Health are sponsoring a Free Diabetes Prevention Program this April. The Diabetes Prevention Program aims to help prevent diabetes in people who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes. Patients with pre-diabetes have elevated blood glucose levels that are not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. If a patient is diagnosed with pre-diabetes,...

PBMC and Li2Day Walk Team raise awareness for breast cancer and other women's cancers

Peconic Bay Medical Center's LI2Day Walk Team will once again be participating in the Long Island 2 Day Walk to support breast cancer and ot...

Uptick in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms calls for greater screening

Most people with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) are not even aware they have the condition, resulting in more than 30,000 deaths in the Un...

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital receives $125,000 from Bank of America

Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital is critical to the health and well-being of Long Island children, but also to Long Island busi...

Stony Brook lighting the way for better bladder cancer detection

Stony Brook University Hospital is the only institution on Long Island to offer a new imaging agent for the detection of papillary cancer of...

East End hospitals in-network with 'major' plans on health exchange for Suffolk residents

The East End's three hospitals are participating providers with five of the eight health insurance plans being offered on the individual mar...

Stony Brook seeks volunteers with pre-diabetes for three-month clinical trial

For obese individuals who are insulin-resistant and therefore prone to developing type 2 diabetes, taking low dose doxycycline may reduce th...

Stony Brook University Hospital names new chief of patient care services

Mary Ann Donohue has been named chief of patient care services for Stony Brook University Hospital, effective April 1,  SBUH CEO L. Reu...

L.I. hospitals launch collaborative, website

Peconic Bay Medical Center was among the hospitals represented in Hauppauge Friday at the launch of a website that's part of a broad new ini...

Epilepsy support group to be held Jan. 13 at PBMC

An epilepsy support group will be held at Peconic Bay Medical Center on Monday, January 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The support group will of...

Stroke Support Group at PBMC, Dec 20

Peconic Bay Medical Center will be having a Stroke Support Group meeting on Friday, December 20, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Stroke is a le...

PBMC Health’s Agostino Cervone to host first da Vinci Single Site Case Observation Site on Long Is...

Peconic Bay Medical Center has been chosen by Intuitive Surgical – the maker of the da Vinci® surgical system – as the first da Vinci S...

PBMC offering free flu shots Monday

Peconic Bay Medical Center is offering free flu shots Monday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccination clinic will be held in the hos...

PBMC earns 'transformation award'

Peconic Bay Medical Center has received a "transformation award" for reducing operating costs, improving patient flow, reducing readmission ...

'Gold Seal of Approval' for PBMC joint replacement services

Peconic Bay Medical Center's hip and knee joint replacement services have been re-certified by the largest health care standards-setting and...

PBMC ranks among 'most wired' in U.S.

Peconic Bay Medical Center was a finalist for the 2013 "Most Wired Innovator" award from the Hospitals and Health Networks, the medical cent...

PBMC's chief financial officer honored

Michael F. O’Donnell, chief financial officer of PGMC Health, is the recipient of the "2013 Transformation Agent Award" at the annual "CFO...

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital opens celiac disease and gluten sensitivity center

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital has opened the first center on Long Island dedicated to the unique needs of children and families with cel...

Ask the experts: hip and knee pain

Three of the area’s premier hip and knee orthopedic surgeons will participate in the Peconic Bay Medical Center “Ask the Medical Expert...

PBMC blood drive set

Peconic Bay Medical Center is hosting a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 19,  from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the second-floor conference room...

PBMC School Of Radiology receives "Ambassador Grant" from National Automobile Dealers Charitable Fo...

Peconic Bay Medical Center School of Radiology has received a $2,000 grant from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation. The c...
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