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LI Community Hospital discharges 500th COVID-19 patient

Long Island Community Hospital recently celebrated the discharge of their 500th COVID-19 patient with a farewell by hospital administration and staff. Henry Perez, 57, of Mastic, will be left the …

While the COVID-19 pandemic is an event people all over the world are going through, everyone is going through it differently. Some are out of work, some are working from home, and some are …

Three nurses from Stony Brook University Hospital shared their experiences on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for the past couple of months. Their stories were shared as part of a …

With working from home being the new normal, women have been given a much-celebrated reprieve from our often meddlesome, extravagant beauty routines, but a month into quarantine, as Walmart reports …

The 1918 flu pandemic was caused by the H1N1 virus from “avian origin,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus, much like what we are dealing with …

Knapp family vows to match any donations up to $500K, allows for $1M in PPE and supplies for Long Island Community Hospital

Uber will donate 2,000 free meals to healthcare workers at Long Island Community Hospital, the company announced. The hospital has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases over the last week and is the only …

The deal for the former John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility, locat- ed in Yaphank between Suffolk County and Long Island Community Hospital, was sealed in November 2016, for $15 million. …

According to county executive Steve Bellone, hospital bed numbers are starting to pick up as part of the governor’s executive order. But it’s not just beds that need to more than …

In order to stay ahead of the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current COVID-19 outbreak, Stony Brook University is hosting a donation drive, accepting donations in-person …

Currently, the county is working to implement potential temporary hospital spaces including pods located adjacent to the county jail in Yaphank, the Foley Nursing Facility in Yaphank or possibly the Suffolk County Community College campuses. Conversations are continuing.

Sanjey Gupta, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at Southside Hospital, explained that only recently the Rocky Mountain Laboratories found out how long the COVID-19 virus lasted on several common …

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided an update of the county’s response to the coronavirus earlier this week. At that time, he disclosed that a member of his team, deputy …

Long Island’s first drive-through coronavirus test site opened earlier this week at Jones Beach State Park. The sites allow qualified professionals to swab people who suspect they have the …

Due to coronavirus concerns, Mayor Paul Pontieri officially announced that the Village of Patchogue will be postponing their St. Patrick's Day parade scheduled for Sunday, March 22.  No further …

We asked parents from Bay Shore to Bellport how they were coping with teaching their kids about the coronavirus, mitigating their risk for contraction, and what the next steps were in terms of …

Local hospitals assure the community protocols are in place and encourage res- idents to practice good health measures like washing their hands. Long Island Community Hospital, East …

Earlier this week, Long Island saw its first school closure at Shoreham-Wading River amid the coronavirus outbreak. As of Monday, Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone assured that the …

Suffolk County confirmed six cases of the novel coronavirus, five of which were people being hospitalized in isolation. As of Wednesday, the county had 72 people in precautionary quarantine, …

In response to concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brookhaven Town continues to closely monitor the guidance provided by the CDC, New York State Department of Health and Suffolk …

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