Peconic Bay Medical Center today held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its planned critical care tower at the hospital’s main campus in Riverhead.

The $60 million, three-story critical care tower will include a comprehensive cardiac care center offering lifesaving interventional cardiac procedures not currently available anywhere on the East End. The Kanas Regional Heart Center will include two cardiac catheterization suites, an electrophysiology suite, recovery rooms and an 18-bed intensive care/cardiac care unit.