A MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY

ASSURING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF HEALTHCARE

Healthcare is at a critical moment in time.  Small hospitals in particular are facing serious obstacles…

...national health reform uncertainty, reimbursement pressures, rapid advances in technology, and regional and market consolidation, to name a few.  Our decision to join the Stony Brook Medicine system was probably the most important decision made by the Hospital in its history, and assures our East End community that we will always have the highest level of healthcare available locally.

 Raising the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital flag at the celebration to introduce Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, from left, Cary F. Staller, Esq., SUNY Board of Trustees and Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees; Ambassador Carl Spielvogel, SUNY Board of Trustees; L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine; Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Robert S. Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University; Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), New York State Senator; Kenneth B. Wright, Chair, Southampton Hospital Association Board; Kathy Hochul, New York State Lieutenant Governor; Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I-Southampton), New York State Assemblyman; Fred Weinbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; and Marc Cohen, SUNY Board of Trustees.

Raising the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital flag at the celebration to introduce Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, from left, Cary F. Staller, Esq., SUNY Board of Trustees and Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees; Ambassador Carl Spielvogel, SUNY Board of Trustees; L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine; Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Robert S. Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University; Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), New York State Senator; Kenneth B. Wright, Chair, Southampton Hospital Association Board; Kathy Hochul, New York State Lieutenant Governor; Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I-Southampton), New York State Assemblyman; Fred Weinbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; and Marc Cohen, SUNY Board of Trustees.

In 2017, our first priority was to provide exceptional care and service to our patients, including cultural competency training for staff.  We have advanced our objective to convert to a fully automated Medical Record.  Another priority was in delivery of cardiovascular services, fulfilled by the opening the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, the newest component of the Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center, and expansion of the Stony Brook Cardiology Practice here.  Plans for a satellite Emergency Care facility in East Hampton are underway.  And, we are very pleased to report that our Phillips Family Cancer Center is under construction in Southampton.  Not the least of these accomplishments was the transition for all Hospital departments as we finalized our new relationship.  Our extraordinary staff deserves acknowledgment for their professionalism, dedication to our patients, and the successful coordination with their Stony Brook Medicine counterparts in achieving this milestone.

We are fortunate to have access to the many healthcare resources available at Stony Brook Medicine.  You have our pledge that Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will continue to provide the warmth and accessibility of your community hospital, and to focus resources on clinical outcomes, patient safety, service excellence, and professional development of our staff in the future. 

Sincerely,

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Robert S. Chaloner                                         
President, Southampton Hospital Association                                 

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Kenneth B. Wright
Chair, Southampton Hospital Association

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Howard M. Lorber
Chair, Southampton Hospital Foundation