Peconic Bay Medical Center cleared its final hurdle for state approval of a new cardiac care center.
New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker signed off on the plan to establish two cardiac catheterization laboratories, electrophysiology suites and a rooftop helipad at the Riverhead hospital, which is part of Northwell Health, according to a press release from the hospital on Tuesday.
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to grant preliminary site plan approval for Peconic Bay Medical Center’s $60 million proposed expansion at its Wednesday night meeting. READ
For residents in Riverhead and Southold towns, health care received a major boost in 2015 when both local hospitals, just months apart, announced mergers with two of the largest integrated health care systems in the country. READ
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter is voicing strong support for a $60 million expansion plan for Peconic Bay Medical Center’s trauma and intensive care unit. READ
Peconic Bay Medical Center is putting the finishing touches on a plan to build a three-story “critical care tower” on its property, doubling the size of its emergency room and adding a helipad to the roof, according to hospital president and CEO Andy Mitchell. READ
The merger of Peconic Bay Medical Center and the newly rebranded Northwell Health won’t mean the local hospital will play second fiddle to the bigger health system, said Northwell president and CEO Michael Dowling.
Instead, it’s bringing the hospitals together as one “family.”