Peconic Bay Medical Center cleared its final hurdle for state approval of a new cardiac care center.
New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker signed off on the plan to establish two cardiac catheterization laboratories, electrophysiology suites and a rooftop helipad at the Riverhead hospital, which is part of Northwell Health, according to a press release from the hospital on Tuesday.
In November, more than 15 patients visited the emergency room at Peconic Bay Medical Center with heart attacks, according to PBMC president and CEO Andrew Mitchell. READ
If you go by Riverhead Town’s code alone, Peconic Bay Medical Center has enough parking spaces.
But the parking situation at the hospital — which both town officials and hospital representatives acknowledged could be improved — may not be good enough to survive an environmental review without some “strong language,” according to Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter. READ
Despite a recommendation to approve Peconic Bay Medical Center’s application for a cardiac catheterization lab in favor of one proposed for Southampton Hospital, a committee of state Public Health and Health Planning Council members has approved both proposals. READ
When the Peconic Bay Medical Center board chose to merge last April with what is now known as Northwell Health, it meant the end of the East End Health Alliance. READ