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Eastern Long Island Hospital to Open New Outpatient Surgery Pavilion

Ribbon cutting happens Monday at 1 p.m.

Representatives of Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport will unveil a spacious new ambulatory care pavilion with a ribbon cutting on Monday at 1 pm.

The new facility includes nine pre-op and post-op surgical bays, wall mounted digital TVs, private locker rooms, an extended nurses station with a spacious reception and waiting area with sweeping views of Stirling Harbor. The interior design is light and airy allowing for greater efficiency and patient comfort. With over 4,500 square feet of space, the facility is one of the largest expansions in the hospital’s 107 year history.

“The ablility to accommodate the growing demand is very exciting for both patients and staff,” said D. Patricia Pispisa, Vice President Patient Care Servcies.

Today, 85 percent of all surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis due to growing technological advances resulting in less invasive procedures and quicker healing times. Ambulatory surgery visits currently exceed 5,000 annually, a steady increase of 240 percent within a five year period, according to hospital representatives.

Ambulatory surgery allows you to have elective surgery, spend minimal time recovering at the hospital and then continue recovering in the comfort of your own home, all in the same day.

“The goal of the new ambulatory care pavilion at Eastern Long Island Hospital is to ensure that each patient receives the highest level of personal care and patient satisfaction,” said Deborah Boesch-O'Toole RN, CNOR, Manager Perioperative Services.

Multi-specialty surgical procedures are performed daily, Monday through Friday, in the ambulatory care pavilion along with blood transfusions, pain interventions and colonoscopies. Key surgical services provided at Eastern Long Island Hospital include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, GI services, urology services, otolaryngology and ophthalmology. The Ambulatory Care Pavilion can be accessed from Manor Place, opposite Atlantic Avenue, next to the red building. Dedicated parking is available. 

All are welcome to join in the festivities on Monday. Call 631-477-1000 for more information.

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