Business Profile: Peconic Bay Medical Center

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Kubiak (from left), Director Nursing Quality Arlene Hamor, Chief of Surgery Dr. Steven Ouzounian, Nursing Director Emergncy Medical Services Mary Jo Stark, Director Medical Education George Ruggero, D.O., Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Brett Ruffo and Nurse Practicers Maureen Ruga.

Owner(s): Andrew J. Mitchell, FACHE, president and CEO

Year established: 1951

Location: 1300 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead

Phone: 1-877-PBMC123

Number of employees: 1,200    [email protected]

Established in 1951, Peconic Bay Medical Center is a 182-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital in Riverhead. The facility provides a wide range of health care services, from advanced surgical care and comprehensive inpatient medical care to a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. The center also offers an extensive range of outpatient services, including Peconic Bay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center and Peconic Bay Home Health Services, a certified home health agency. PBMC has become one of the largest employers of physicians and surgeons, many known for outstanding quality and Ivy League training, with offices conveniently located throughout the region.

With 1,200 employees, including highly trained and specialized nurses and clinicians and a 250-member medical staff, PBMC provides comprehensive healthcare services to nearly 120,000 residents of the East End of Long Island — from Wading River to Mattituck on the North Fork and from Moriches to Hampton Bays on the South Fork — and is among the area’s largest employers. With an annual operating budget of nearly $150 million, PBMC is one of the largest economic generators on the East End.

PBMC is a member of the East End Health Alliance and is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital, the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Each year, PBMC discharges nearly 6,000 adult, pediatric and newborn patients, and its emergency department treats nearly 30,000 patients. Peconic Bay Home Health Services provides approximately 20,000 home nursing assistance visits annually.

PBMC surgeons keep the operating rooms busy, performing nearly 3,700 surgeries a year. The maternity unit brings about 450 new babies into the world and the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides care for about 650 people annually.

Over the past five years PBMC has undergone the largest facility expansion in its history, including the opening of the Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery, home of the da Vinci Surgical Robotics Program. The Kanas Center received the highly prestigious General Surgery Excellence Award from HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, which places PBMC among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for general surgery.

The emergency center is a designated New York State stroke receiving hospital and Suffolk County’s only community hospital that’s fully staffed by Stony Brook University Hospital emergency board- and trauma-trained physicians, and the radiology department is one of a select few to host a radiology technology school.

Through generous support from the community, the new Cary Grossman Physical Therapy Center offers a full continuum of rehabilitation services and the Pegasus House Palliative Care Center provides patient-centered care that combines medicine, nursing, spirituality, social work, psychology and philosophy.

PBMC’s credo — “The knowledge of experts. The compassion of neighbors.” — is the core of its philosophy.