Huntington Hospital Achieves Highest Ranking

Huntington Hospital  has been awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the only hospital in Suffolk County to achieve that grade. The five-star rating, the highest possible, was announced in the CMS’  annual 2021 hospital rankings. The CMS program provides Read More …

UPDATE: Huntington Hospital Offering Covid-19 Vaccine to New Mothers

Huntington Hospital has suspended its program to vaccinate new mothers after the CDC paused use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because of concerns about reports about blood clots. Earlier Huntington Hospital has begun offering the Covid-19 vaccine to women after giving birth, the hospital Read More …

Huntington Hospital Reopens to Visitors

Huntington Hospital is reopening to visitors effective immediately, though with firm guidelines in place. Most patients will be able to have one visitor a day between the hours of 2-6 p.m. Patients receiving visitors have to be Covid-19 negative, as do all visitors. The hospital Read More …

PSA: Regular Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

March is colorectal cancer awareness month, and Northwell Health wants to educate people about the importance of screening and preventing this disease from spreading. This year it is especially important not to skip screenings because of Covid-19. Colon cancer starts as a polyp, which is easiest to remove when found early and can be detected before it becomes cancer. Screening for colorectal cancer should be done for all people over 45 and for those with a family history of colon cancer. Don’t delay – get screened. Video in Spanish. Read More …

The Covid-19 Epidemic, One Year Later

The virus that provoked the Covid-19 epidemic seemed to start slowly before taking off at breakneck speed, turning our world over. We wrote our first story about the novel corona virus on Feb. 27, 2020. Around Huntington, activities continued until they suddenly didn’t. Executive orders Read More …

Therapy Dog Returns to Huntington Hospital

Huntington Hospital has brought back Hazel the therapy dog for visits with staff. The 3-year-old Golden Retriever, with her handler Gary Zelnern, provides a diversion for staff  and a chance for a break from the stresses of caring for critically ill patients.  Volunteer visits to  Read More …

Total Huntington Covid-19 Deaths Reach 564

Huntington has recorded 564 Covid-19 deaths since March, according to the office of Town Clerk Andrew Raia. The average age was 81.1 Deaths by month, through Jan. 8: 2020 March: 31 April: 338 May: 123 June: 13 July: 2 August: 3 September: 4 October: 1 Read More …

Huntington Hospital Meals Program Restarts

The team that organized hundreds of meals for Huntington Hospital workers this spring as the Covid-19 epidemic  overloaded the hospital announced Friday night that the program has restarted. “This is the official bat signal,” the group said on its Facebook page. Donations have already begun Read More …

2020: A Ray of Hope in Epidemic’s Dark, Early Days

It could have been so easy. Select a phone app, order a few pizzas for the staff at Huntington Hospital and be done with it.  But no. Theresa Sullivan went the harder route, aided by hundreds of other residents eager to help those confronting the Read More …