Northwell Health announced last Thursday that its insurance subsidiary CareConnect would be shut down and will withdraw from the New York State insurance market for 2018, leaving about 125,000 customers in New York State, including 31,500 in Suffolk County, without a plan.
Just seven weeks after breaking ground on a $60 million expansion, Peconic Bay Medical Center announced plans to expand to downtown Riverhead by purchasing space at the former Suffolk County National Bank campus on Second Street and Griffing Avenue. READ
UPDATE (Aug. 31): The New York State Department of Health has informed Suffolk County health officials that two additional mosquito samples taken from Manorville have tested positive for the virus known as “Triple E.” READ
A new Planned Parenthood in Riverhead is now open, just down the road from its former location on East Main Street.
The building the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Riverhead Health Center previously occupied changed hands in 2015, and the new owner said PPHP’s lease would not be renewed when it expired in September 2016. But they were determined to stay in Riverhead.
The Peconic Bay Medical Center had its official groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to mark the beginning of a two-year construction project of its $60 million Kanas Regional Heart Center.
The Riverhead Rotary presented Peconic Bay Medical Center with a check for $20,000 during its weekly meeting on Wednesday. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone stressed on Monday for residents to donate blood after the New York Blood Center declared a blood emergency in the New York metropolitan area.
“There are hundreds, if not thousands of people waiting for a life-saving blood transfusion that could be the difference between life and death,” Mr. Bellone said in a press release.
Fifteen-year-old Savon Liggins has not yet learned how to read, but that might change very soon.
A former Wading River resident who recently relocated to Central Islip, Savon has autism and brain injuries from seizures. He is also legally blind. His visual impairment and other disabilities have made it impossible for him to learn letters and numbers.