The Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department

(631) 726-8420   Southampton

As the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, and the home of the first Level III Trauma Center on the East End, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital must be ready for any type of medical situation. The emergency room is often the first hospital experience someone has and they usually arrive frightened and in pain. Having a highly trained and experienced team waiting is essential.

We treat more than 25,000 people annually in our Emergency Department. In fact, we receive more emergency visits in July and August than some New York City hospitals. Our physicians, Board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and specialty-trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, to treat a full spectrum of patient experiences—from minor cuts to traumatic injuries, and illnesses from the common cold to heart and stroke incidents. With the most sophisticated, non-invasive cardiac diagnostic and monitoring technology available and, as a New York State-designated Stroke Center, we are the destination of ambulances when a heart attack or stroke is suspected. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Medical Director: Darin G. Wiggins, MD, FAAEM



Highlights of the New Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital recognized the critical need to substantially expand to meet the growing need for emergency care. "We have all benefited from the services of the Hospital and we are lucky to have a talented and dedicated team of doctors and caregivers to attend to our emergency needs," comments John Paulson, whose $5 million gift enabled the new facility. “Southampton Hospital is essential to all of us living in the East End and we are honored to be part of its quest for excellence.” According to Hospital President and CEO Robert S. Chaloner, “The Paulsons’ generosity will have an extraordinary impact on our diagnostic and treatment capabilities and firmly establishes our ability to provide the best possible care to our communities.”

Victor Famulari Architect, PC created a new facility within mostly existing space, and construction took place without interruption of hospital services. The design includes:

  • Separate weather-protected entrances for walk-in patients and ambulance arrivals for improved traffic flow and enhanced security
  • A centralized trauma nurses’ station and triage area
  • Expanded diagnostic and treatment areas
  • A “fast track” area with four cubicles for less acute illnesses or injuries
  • Two additional trauma rooms and an isolation room
  • Two new patient treatment rooms are located adjacent to the centralized nurses’ station for observation and monitoring
  • Seven new patient treatment cubicles
  • Four separate exam rooms for orthopedic, gynecology and ophthalmology patients
  • General waiting area can accommodate 30-35 people and will include pay phones and drinking fountain
  • Bereavement room
  • Support areas (storage, physician-on-call room, offices and closets) that enhance efficiency

Emergency Medical Services

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is in partnership with the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations throughout Long Island’s South Fork. These volunteer organizations perform a vital, often life-saving service to residents and visitors, providing advanced life support delivered by paramedics 24 hours a day. These trained and experienced volunteers often improve the outcome before a patient arrives at the Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Local EMS Agencies 


Emergency Room Naming Opportunities