Dr. Jenny Cabas-Vargas, a rheumatologist at Peconic Bay Medical Center, now treats patients at PBMC Health’s new Tick-Related Disease Center, which opened in Manorville in May. (Credit: PBMC courtesy photos)
A new facility at PBMC Health’s Manorville campus is working to provide comprehensive care and educational materials to locals who have been bitten by deer ticks or already have Lyme disease.
The Tick-Related Disease Center, which opened its office in May at the Gertrude & Luis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care on County Road 111, was launched in response to the increasing incidence of tick-borne illness on the North Fork — something that is driven largely by the East End’s difficulty in managing its deer overpopulation.
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders at Monday’s press conference. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) has announced it will offer healthcare services to military veterans at its new facility in Manorville starting Tuesday.
Joe Van de Wetering, the Garden Festival’s founder, outside Peconic Bay Medical Center on Friday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
When Joe Van de Wetering told Central Suffolk’s board of trustees he could earn the hospital $100,000 through an on-campus plant sale, they didn’t believe him.
They rejected the idea, but a year later, after some deliberations, the board approved the project — with some restrictions, however.
His plan to feature a Battle of the Bands?
It would have been too loud, he was told.
His pitch to sell shellfish and other farm goods?
The health department would never go for it.
Still, he organized the first Garden Festival in 1995.
It raised just $7,000.
Peconic Bay Medical Center is seeking approvals from the state Health Department to become a trauma center for the East End, a designation that would allow patients typically transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center to be treated in Riverhead instead.
Peconic Bay Medical Center is seeking to build a 3,500-square-foot medical site in the corner of Gateway Plaza, where Bob’s Discount Furniture is located. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
To the editor:
Re: the Dec. 25 article on the PBMC Health application to build an annex on Route 58, in front of Bob’s Furniture. (more…)
Sue Condreras of Northville (kneeling) with PBMC officials during a memorial ceremony Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Peconic Bay Medical Center caregivers spent time Thursday afternoon memorializing a caregiver of its own — a six-year-old German shepherd named Jesse — who had dedicated her life to helping others. (more…)
The entrance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)
North Fork hospitals are seeing a transformation in the local health care market — with demand shifting from inpatient services, provided in a hospital setting, to outpatient services, provided at clinics and doctor’s offices. (more…)
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | (left to right) Town Councilman John Dunleavy; Maureen O’Connor, program director of the Cancer Services Program of Eastern Suffolk County at Peconic Bay Medical Center; Dr. Claire Bradley, board president of American Cancer Society Eastern Division; Dr. Brett Ruffo, colorectal and general surgeon at PBMC; Sherry Patterson, chair of PBMC Health foundation; Joseph Abbate, colorectal cancer survivor; Dennis McDermott, owner of The Riverhead Project; Legislator Al Krupski; Janine Nebons, general manager of Tanger Outlets and town councilwoman Jodi Giglio.
Area businesses will “Paint the Town Blue” this March — not for Blue Wave pride — but to increase awareness about an illness and potentially save lives. (more…)