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Northwell Health taking over radiology office in Riverhead

North Fork Radiology in Riverhead is joining Northwell

North Fork Radiology in Riverhead is joining Northwell Health.  Credit: Northwell Health

Northwell Health has taken over the Riverhead office of diagnostic and screening services group North Fork Radiology. The location at 1333 Roanoke Ave. will now be called Northwell Health Imaging at North Fork.

The group's services include MRI, ultrasound, breast imaging services, nuclear medicine, digital X-rays and bone density testing.

Radiologists from North Fork Radiology had also previously provided clinical services at Southampton Hospital and Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. Radiology services at those facilities were transitioned to Stony Brook Medicine earlier this year.

Dr. Bradley Gluck, one of the Riverhead center's imaging specialists, has been appointed the chief of radiology services at nearby Peconic Bay Medical Center, operated by Northwell. 

Dr. David Kirshy, North Fork Radiology's chief radiologist, also will stay on as a diagonistic radiologist at Northwell.

In the last two years Northwell has expanded its cancer care operations on Long Island. It opened the $46.5 million Imbert Cancer Center in Bay Shore in late 2016.

The health system said it spends more than $300 million annually on cancer care, including money to open new facilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties and Manhattan. It is planning a blocklong location in the city on Third Avenue that will have a major cancer component. 

Northwell plans to increase its spending on cancer care by 8 percent to 10 percent annually for each of the next five years.

Northwell Health now has 19 ambulatory imaging centers across Long Island, New York City and Westchester County.

There were 18,000 new cases of cancer per year on Long Island, on average, from 2011 through 2015, according to the most recent data available from the state Department of Health. 

New Hyde Park-based Northwell is the largest private employer in the state, with 68,000 employees.

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