A dedication and ribbon cutting Friday afternoon celebrated the opening of Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Zinberg Progressive Care Unit, a new facility for patients in need of intermediate care following surgery. READ
More than 225 athletes competed in PBMC Health’s first-ever triathlon in Jamesport Sunday morning, completing a 500-meter swim, 25 kilometer bike course and 5K run in what they called ideal conditions.
Billy Holl, 29, of Bayport finished first overall with a time of 1:10:25, nearly two minutes ahead of the next closest finisher. READ
The next phase in Peconic Bay Medical Center’s expansion into Manorville was unveiled Friday afternoon. READ
Peconic Bay Medical Center held its annual Spring Gala at the Hyatt Place East End in Riverhead Saturday night.
The event, which raises funds for the Riverhead hospital, included a cocktail hour, dinner dance, and raffles.
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.
• The 20th annual East End Garden Festival to benefit Peconic Bay Medical Center will take place Thursday-Saturday, May 7-9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, the PBMC Campus in Manorville and on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. (more…)
Less than a week after PBMC Health publicly announced its plans to join North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Center, the East End Health Alliance voted to begin the process of breaking down the three-hospital relationship formed seven years ago.
Alliance chair Patricia Stewart, a board member with Southampton Hospital, confirmed news of the agency’s decision on Thursday afternoon. (more…)