Peconic Bay Medical Center has officially received a Level III Trauma Center verification from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the Northwell Health facility announced today.
To meet the standards to become a verified trauma center, hospitals must show their ability to address the trauma needs of all injured patients. Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Trauma Center has already provided emergency medical services to over 1,000 Eastern Long Island residents, officials said.
“This achievement is a testament to the quick response of our medical team and the result of our ongoing commitment to providing our patients with the world-class medical excellence they deserve,” said Dr. Amy E. Loeb, executive director of the 200-bed medical center in Riverhead.
“This rigorous verification process validates Peconic Bay Medical Center’s commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients with immediate access to advanced life-saving capabilities.”
The Level III Trauma Center verification comes just a month after the hospital earned a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the CMS 2021 hospital compare ratings. Since becoming part of the Northwell Health hospital system in 2016, Peconic Bay Medical Center has made significant strides toward becoming the regional medical center for Eastern Long Island.