04/02/15 10:30am
04/02/2015 10:30 AM
State Senator Ken LaValle, ELIH CEO/president Paul Connor, and John Kanas, former CEO of North Fork Bancorp.

State Senator Ken LaValle, ELIH CEO/president Paul Connor, and John Kanas, former CEO of North Fork Bancorp.

News of PBMC Health’s decision to merge with North Shore-Long Island Jewish health system attracted a range of responses last week and earlier this week. Here are just a few from some major players on the East End: (more…)

04/02/15 8:00am
Peconic Bay Medical Center's emergency room. (Credit: Jim Lennon courtesy photo)

Peconic Bay Medical Center’s emergency room. (Credit: Jim Lennon courtesy photo)

On Friday morning, Andrew Mitchell, PBMC Health’s president and CEO, held one of his organization’s regular “town hall meetings.” The sessions, open to the health care system’s 1,300 employees, are meant to give insiders a glimpse into what’s going on at the former Central Suffolk Hospital, headquartered at the intersection of Route 58 and Roanoke Avenue.

But Friday’s session wasn’t the average town hall meeting. Rumors had started to spread. Whispers had begun to circulate.

Dr. Richard Kubiak, the hospital’s chief medical officer, couldn’t even get into the room. (more…)

10/23/14 4:04pm
10/23/2014 4:04 PM
Peconic Bay in Riverhead

The entrance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)

Officials from Stony Brook Medical Center and North Shore-LIJ medical care systems confirmed reports Thursday that they are in affiliation talks with both Peconic Bay Medical Center and Eastern Long Island Hospital.

The news comes two years after Southampton Hospital announced that it’s been in talks with Stony Brook. (more…)

11/21/13 10:00am
11/21/2013 10:00 AM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Riley Avenue Elementary students learned how to keep their hearts healthy Wednesday afternoon, thanks to volunteers from North Shore University Hospital LIJ.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Riley Avenue Elementary students learned how to keep their hearts healthy Wednesday afternoon, thanks to volunteers from North Shore University Hospital LIJ.

More than 600 students at Riley Avenue Elemenary are taking part in an educational program know as the Heartist (Heart + Artist) Project, run by North Shore University Hospital. Sheila Davies, a nurse practitioner at the hospital, taught students about the human heart Wednesday afternoon, giving them tips to keep the strongest muscle in their bodies healthy.

Over the next month, students will be working with the school art teacher, Melissa Haupt, to create illustrations featuring the heart healthy tips they learned Wednesday. The art will then be featured in a healthy recipe book to be handed out to North Shore LIJ patients upon leaving the hospital, Ms. Davies said.