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
Physician of the Year Dr. George Ruggiero with wife Tina.
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.
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.
• 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…)
The entrance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
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…)
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…)
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…)