posted on November 29, 2012 12:43
Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH) marked the opening of the new Ambulatory Care Pavilion (ACP) with a great deal of fanfare and celebration. The official ribbon cutting held on Monday, November 26, 2012 was well attended and included a warm welcome by Paul J. Connor III, President and CEO; Thomas E. Murray Jr., Chairman Board of Trustees and Frank J. Adipietro, Jr., MD, Medical Staff President and Interventional Pain Specialist who cut the ribbon with several local dignitaries including Senator Kenneth LaValle, Assemblyman Dan Losquadro, Southold Town Deputy Town Supervisor Al Krupski and Greenport Village Mayor, David Nyce. Father Peter DeSancitis of Our Lady of the Isle, Shelter Island Heights said a few words on behalf of Dr. Frank who brought the specialty of Interventional Pain Management to ELIH, shortly after joining the medical staff in 1998.
The new Ambulatory Care Pavilion with over 4,500 square feet of space is one of the largest expansions in the hospital’s 107 year history.
With nine pre-op and post-op surgical bays, wall mounted digital TV’s, private locker rooms, an extended nurses station, a spacious reception and waiting area, the interior design allows for greater efficiency and patient comfort. Due to growing technological advances resulting in less invasive procedures and quicker healing times, 85% of all surgeries performed today are done on an outpatient basis . Ambulatory surgery visits currently exceed 5,000 annually, a steady increase of 240% within a five year period.
Multi-specialty surgical procedures are performed daily, Monday through Friday, in the ACP 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.