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
Local residents safely disposed more than 420 pounds of their unused, unwanted or expired medications during recent drug take-back events held in Riverhead and Flanders, according to a Riverhead Community Awareness Program (CAP) press release issued Monday.
Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead unveiled its new on-site gym Oct. 4. The fitness facility, which features cardio machines and free weights, is exclusively for employees and serves as a platform for other Employee Wellness initiatives, hospital officials announced.
Dr. Agostino Cervone of Peconic Bay Medical Center jokes that he can tell what kind of surgery a person has had based on the size and location of a scar. In a few years, though, that will become harder to do thanks to the enhancements of laparoscopic surgery. READ
In a region where opiate addiction continues to worsen, there is no such thing as too much awareness when it comes to educating the public about the dangers of substance abuse.
“Epilepsy is what you have, not what you are,” reads a flier advertising monthly meetings of a Riverhead support group for people with the neurological condition. “Epilepsy is part of your life. It is not your whole life.” READ
Peconic Bay Medical Center is putting the finishing touches on a plan to build a three-story “critical care tower” on its property, doubling the size of its emergency room and adding a helipad to the roof, according to hospital president and CEO Andy Mitchell. READ
Peconic Bay Medical Center voted in 2015 to join forces with one of the country’s largest integrated healthcare systems, North Shore-LIJ.