Doctor Donates $ 1 Million to PBMC Emergency Department
A retired doctor and philanthropist has donated $ 1 million to the emergency department at Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC), which will be dedicated to a dedicated space for intensive care and trauma needs. This will be the first step in an impending gradual expansion and renovation of the hospital’s emergency department.
Dr Stanley Zinberg, a retired obstetrician / gynecologist who championed much of the work at PBMC, made the donation, as part of his continuing philanthropic mission to expand access to healthcare for members the most vulnerable in the Long Island community.
The expansion of the emergency department will add new state-of-the-art treatment areas, including the Zinberg family’s intensive care and trauma unit, which can accommodate multiple patients simultaneously in its traumatic resuscitation room. The expansion is expected to eventually increase overall capacity and will include specialized areas to treat patients based on acuity, and to streamline the process of treating and discharging patients.
Currently, PBMC provides access to emergency services, including trauma, stroke and cardiac care services, in an area that includes more than 250,000 residents of eastern Suffolk County, and the East End is experiencing a dramatic increase in the population of residents of areas like New York City, which the expansion of the emergency department is an important step in keeping with the growth of the region.
PBMC has grown in several ways in recent years since it became part of the Northwell Healthcare System, with improvements including emergency ultrasound and radiology services on-site, the Kanas Regional Heart Center, a Level III Trauma Center, an NYS-Designated Stroke Center, and SkyHealth Emergency Helicopter Services.
“Dr. Stanley Zinberg’s incredible gift will transform emergency medical care in the East End and further improve the quality of care we provide to thousands of patients each year,” said Lincoln Cox, MD, chief executive officer. emergency medicine at PBMC. “Everyone in the emergency department is grateful for this generous donation as we begin planning for the expansion of the emergency department and create the intensive care and trauma unit at the hospital. Zinberg family. ”
“The Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation is very pleased to recognize Dr. Zinberg’s generosity in donating $ 1 million for the expansion of our emergency services,” said Emilie Roy Corey, President of Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation. “Dr. Zinberg realizes the importance of the highest quality emergency medical care to our community, and we are grateful.”
“With his donation, Dr Zinberg is leading the way in all communities on Long Island to address the importance of emergency services, especially now during a resumption of Covid-19 cases,” said Mary Jo Stark , Director of Nursing, Emergency Medicine and Trauma at PBMC. “This expansion of the ER will dramatically increase the level of patient care not only for the emergency department, but for our center as a whole.”
Dr. Zinberg, in addition to his appointments to the Boards of Directors of PBMC and the PBMC Foundation, is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the New York Gynecological Society, and the American College of Physician Executives. He is a past president of the New York Obstetrical Society and the Bellevue Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. His accomplishments and philanthropic work continue to transform healthcare services across Long Island.
“The demand for emergency services is on the rise because emergency services are essential to saving lives. Having exceptional emergency services is the most important part of hospital care, ”said Dr. Zinberg. “I have always recognized how important the Peconic Bay Medical Center is to Suffolk County, and I hope my donation will help further improve their exceptional care.”
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