The Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department

(631) 726-8420  

Our emergency department is fully staffed 24/7, 365 days a year with physicians and specialty trained professionals that treat a full spectrum of patient experiences—from minor cuts to traumatic injuries, and illnesses from the common cold to heart and stroke incidents. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital treats more than 25,000 people annually in the Emergency Department. In fact, the hospital has more emergency visits in July and August than some New York City hospitals. 

The benefits of choosing The Jenny & John Paulson E.D:

Provisional Level III Adult Trauma Center:

  • Ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization to the most critically injured patients.

  • Southampton's trauma team includes over 100 surgeons, surgery residents, emergency room doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists.

  • Trauma patients requiring a higher level of care can be transported to the Stony Brook University Hospital Level I Trauma Center either by ambulance or, when critical, by a clinically staffed Suffolk County Police Department helicopter in 12 minutes.

NYS designated Stroke Center: 

  • Equipped with the most sophisticated, non-invasive cardiac diagnostic and monitoring technology available, SBSH is the destination of ambulances when a heart attack or stroke is suspected.

Joint Commission Accredited:

  • Complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care while being continuously committed to improving patient care.

Newly Renovated Center:

  • Addition of trauma rooms and patient cubicles, an isolation room, and treatment rooms to maximize efficiency.

  • Four new exam rooms for orthopedic, gynecology and ophthalmology patients.

  • Designation of a bereavement room to provide opportunities, options, and flexibility for grieving families.

  • Separate weather-protected entrances for walk-in patients and ambulance arrivals for improved traffic flow and enhanced security.

  • Expanded diagnostic and treatment areas.

  • A "fast track" area with four cubicles for less acute illnesses and injuries.

  • Expansion of general waiting area to comfortably accommodate 30-35 people.


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

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