Peconic Bay Medical Center Expanding Into Former Catholic High School

Peconic Bay Medical Center
Peconic Bay Medical Center

In a move that will further expand healthcare on Long Island’s East End, the Peconic Bay Medical Center has acquired the building and campus of a shuttered Catholic high school in Riverhead.

Northwell Health said the Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the medical center, acquired the property and buildings of McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School from the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Northwell Health didn’t give the terms of the transaction for the 24-acre property occupied by Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, which closed in 2018.

Peconic Bay Medical Center President and CEO Andrew Mitchell said the medical center and foundation look forward to working with the “Town of Riverhead to develop future plans recognizing the growing and diverse health care needs of the East End.”

Emilie Roy Corey, chair of the foundation’s Board, said the center is “planning for the continuation of service to the community with much needed expanded healthcare services.”

The Peconic Bay Medical Center already has been expanding, recently opening the Corey Critical Care Pavilion and Kanas Regional Heart Center, seeking to bolster serves on Long Island’s East End.

Founded in 1951 as Central Suffolk Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center is a 182-bed hospital in Riverhead with about 1,500 employees and a wide range of services, including a cardiac catherization laboratory, a Level III trauma center and a New York State-designated stroke center.

The medical center, which in 2016 became a part of Northwell Health, also operates a 60-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, a home health agency and ambulatory, and urgent care facilities in Manorville.

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