East Hampton Emergency Department Operated by Stony Brook Medicine
Will Break Ground this Summer 2022
Southampton, NY, April 30, 2022 — Southampton Hospital Association (SHA), Southampton Hospital Foundation (SHF) and the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation (EHHF) held a donor appreciation event at the site of the Stony Brook Medicine (SBM) East Hampton Emergency Department to celebrate raising $38 million in gifts thus far. The East Hampton Emergency Department will open in late 2023 and operate under the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system which includes Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital.
“Raising $38 million to date, is a remarkable feat as restrictions over the past two years imposed by the COVID pandemic thwarted traditional fundraising,” stated Jim Forbes, Vice Chair, Southampton Hospital Association and Chair of the East Hampton Emergency Department Campaign Committee, who enthusiastically confirmed, “Construction of the Stony Brook Medicine East Hampton Emergency Department will begin this summer.”
“We are grateful to the passionate commitment of our generous local donors and a $10 million state grant made to Stony Brook University,” continued Mr. Forbes. “We thank the residents and the Town of East Hampton for their unwavering support throughout this planning process.”
“Stony Brook Medicine’s East Hampton Emergency Department will provide essential services to our East Hampton communities,” said Hal Paz, MD, Executive Vice President, Health Sciences, Stony Brook University and Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Medicine. “This new facility will join The Phillips Family Cancer Center, which opened in 2019, in delivering on Stony Brook’s promise of offering world-class clinical care and treatments to all those on the East End.”
“The new facility underscores our commitment to support Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s mission,” stated Kenneth B. Wright, Chair, Southampton Hospital Association. “For over a century, the Southampton Hospital Association has been dedicated to building the future of healthcare on the South Fork with the sole purpose of ensuring all our communities have access to the highest level of healthcare.”
“The Stony Brook Medicine East Hampton Emergency Department offers our citizens improved access and reduced response times for vital emergency care and other necessary services,” stated Peter Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Town Supervisor. “This is crucial for meeting the expanding healthcare needs of our growing community.”
“The site is conveniently adjacent to our East Hampton Healthcare Center on Pantigo Place,” said Henry Murray, Chair Emeritus, East Hampton Healthcare Foundation. “The location offers ease of access for both emergency care and other important health services.”
“The interior of the building will capably house advanced technologies and medical equipment while adhering to the Town’s strict environmental standards,” said Andrew Davis, Southampton Hospital Association Trustee. “The exterior reflects our community’s architectural legacy and respects the local beauty of our natural environment.”
The Stony Brook Medicine East Hampton Emergency Department will encompass approximately 22,000 square feet providing:
- Cardiac monitoring capability in every exam room
- Dedicated rooms for advanced imaging
- Fast-track treatment rooms for general, pediatric, obstetrics/gynecology, and ophthalmology patients
- On-site ambulance for hospital transport
- Isolation rooms (2)
- Resuscitation room
- Rooftop solar panels, a rain-catch garden and native plantings to reduce environmental impact
“For years, the residents of East Hampton Town, Village and hamlets have expressed concerns regarding medical transport, particularly during high traffic periods,” said Robert S. Chaloner, President, Southampton Hospital Association and Chief Administrative Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “The East Hampton Emergency Department offers additional access to emergency care as well as vital healthcare services provided by Stony Brook Medicine.”
To support the SBM East Hampton Emergency Department, please call the Southampton Hospital Foundation at (631) 283-4404 or the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation at (631) 324-8943.
About Southampton Hospital Association (SHA)
The Southampton Hospital Association, a separate nonprofit corporation with an independent Board of Directors, was the founder of Southampton Hospital and now supports Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's mission to deliver healthcare services and expand access and clinical programs to meet the needs of the communities we serve. The SHA Board of Directors serves as a vital link to the East End Communities and provides community input, advice and guidance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital through its representation on a Joint Advisory Committee. Through its relationship with The Southampton Hospital Foundation, the Southampton Hospital Association also leads philanthropic efforts designed to support Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s programs, services and facilities. To learn more about our goals, current projects, and how you can help support our mission, visit https://southamptonhospitalassociation.org/.
About Southampton Hospital Foundation, Inc. (SHF)
The Southampton Hospital Foundation, Inc., a separate nonprofit corporation with an independent Board of Trustees, supports Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's mission to deliver healthcare services and expand clinical programs to meet the needs of the community. The Foundation concentrates its efforts on increasing critical philanthropic support to ensure high-quality healthcare for all of our neighbors on the East End.
About The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation (EHHF)
The mission of the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation is to improve the quality and availability of healthcare for all citizens of the Town of East Hampton, including the uninsured and underinsured, with one standard of care for all.
About Stony Brook Medicine (SBM)
Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and more than 200 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.
About Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (SBSH)
With 124 beds, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (SBSH) is staffed by more than 280 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing 48 medical specialties. A campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, SBSH offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including cardiac catheterization, orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a Level III Trauma Center. The hospital includes The Phillips Family Cancer Center, a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, Wellness Institute, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees. To learn more, visit www.southampton.stonybrookmedicine.edu