Stony Brook + Southampton: Transforming Healthcare on the East End

Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital are working to create a deeper partnership that will transform healthcare delivery on the East End, with new advances in technology and expanded access to quality care. The affiliation will enable the two hospitals to work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination and efficiency for patient care. Our intention is to become true working partners, giving residents of Eastern Long Island streamlined access to specialists and clinical trials, while continuing to deliver the highly personalized care that Southampton’s patients expect.

Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital have a long history of a strong, cooperative working relationship. The two hospitals have been formally affiliated since 2008. Stony Brook imageSchool of Medicine offers joint clinical and academic programs with Southampton Hospital. The planned collaboration will allow the two hospitals to work even more closely together to improve healthcare quality and access, coordinate care and improve efficiency for their patients through shared resources and managing the flow of patients between the two facilities. The affiliation will combine a financially sound, 125-bed community hospital with a high-quality, 603-bed tertiary academic medical center. Patients will receive the best possible care in the facility best suited to the patient’s needs. The relationship helps both facilities respond to healthcare reform by cultivating a broader, stronger network of hospitals and healthcare providers to improve efficiency, control costs and coordinate care better across Suffolk County. It will also expand and enrich clinical training sites to support growing class sizes of Stony Brook’s undergraduate and graduate medicine training programs and nursing and health technology programs.


ABOUT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: With 603 licensed beds, Stony Brook University Hospital is a New York State educational corporation with more than 1,000 full-time medical school faculty and affiliated credentialed physicians and 6,000 staff employees. SBUH is Suffolk County’s largest hospital and includes the County’s only Regional Trauma Center, Burn Center, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, Bone Marrow Transplant program, Kidney Transplant program and Regional Perinatal Center. It operates the county’s busiest Emergency Department, with nearly 100,000 visits annually. 

ABOUT SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL: With 125 licensed beds, Southampton Hospital is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization with a medical staff of more than 280 physicians, dentists and allied health professionals. It currently operates 16 satellite locations throughout the East End of Long Island. Southampton Hospital already trains a large and growing number of new physicians and delivers excellent care to the residents of the South Fork. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,000 employees.