Business Profile: Eastern Long Island Hospital

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Eastern Long Island Hospital staff pose with their Outstanding Patient Experience Award. From left: Medical Staff President Frank J. Adipietro M.D., ELIH President and CEO Paul J. Connor III, Vice President of Patient Services D. Patricia Pispisa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Thomas E. Murray, and Medical Director Lloyd Simon M.D.

Owner(s): Eastern Long Island Hospital
Year established: 1905
Location: 201 Manor Place, Greenport
Phone: 631-477-1000
Number of employees: 280
Open 7 days, 24 hours per day

With a mission to provide essential healthcare services to the North Fork and Shelter Island and critical access to specialized services, Eastern Long Island Hospital ranks No. 1 in Suffolk County for patient satisfaction. As recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, ELIH continues to deliver excellence in patient care and stands in the top 15% of hospitals in the country.

Eastern Long Island Hospital is a 90-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital. It’s recognized centers for excellence include emergency care, geriatrics, ambulatory surgery, general surgery, pain management, women’s health, plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, diagnostic imaging, men’s health, physical therapy and addiction services at Quannacut.

Recent accomplishments include the addition of an expanded emergency department, digital mammography, 1.5 Tesla high field MRI, advanced hospital information technology, enhancements and capital improvements to all patient areas creating what it calls a “brand new hospital from the inside out.”

Well-known for providing extraordinary personal attention, a highly skilled professional staff takes great pride in putting “care” back in healthcare.

ELIH serves as an economic engine to the local business community through its purchasing power of goods and services for everyday operations. It is one of the area’s largest local employers, with 90 percent of its employees local residents.

The hospital is licensed by the state Department of Health, the Office of Mental Health, and Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

The ELIH Auxiliary, and the ELIH volunteer family offer opportunities for essential support work and fund-raising activities. The hospital’s Opportunity Thrift Shop in Greenport is considered by many to be a local treasure. The junior volunteer program offers community youth ages 15 to 28 an insider’s view of the hospital in exchange for a few volunteer hours, usually a minimum of two hours a week after school or on weekends. In addition, the hospital offers a summer work experience program for high school juniors, yearly scholarships to graduating seniors and a nursing scholarship program in conjunction with the nursing department at Suffolk County Community College.