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Kaitlyn Suarez (front left) donated a Plasma TV, Wii system, Blue Ray DVD system, DVDs, and Wii games to the Stony Brook University Medical Center Pediatrics Unit. Suarez spent time in the SBUMC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit battling cancer. Her Shoram/Wading River High School lacrosse coach Bob Vlahakis (right) and teammates held a benefit in her name at a school lacrosse game that raised money for Suarez. She decided to use the money to give back to SBUMC and purchased gifts for pediatric inpatients. Also pictured with Suarez are Corinne Wiederkehr and Codi Mullen. 

The Department of Urology is again ranked among the top 50 in the “America’s Best Hospitals” August 2009 issue of U.S.News & World Report. This is the second time SBUMC and the Department has received the distinction as one of the best urology programs nationwide, joining the ranks of institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and the Mayo Clinic. The 2009-10 listing of America’s Best Hospitals can be found at www.usnews.com/besthospitals SBUMC was one of only four hospitals highlighted in New York State and the only Long Island hospital so ranked in urology. The program had the second highest…

The Baldwin brothers, along with other acting, music, and sports stars, took part in the Annual Celebrity Golf Outing benefitting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, which supports research at Stony Brook University Medical Center investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer. The event raised $170,000 and took place on July 20 at the Nissequogue Golf Club in St. James. The golf outing was a mixing and mingling of sports and entertainment personalities, such as NFL great Otis Anderson, former New York Yankee star Bernie Williams, John Melendez of The Tonight Show, and some of the…

The Prostate Care Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a New York State Proclamation from Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney in recognition of the program’s prostate cancer screening efforts throughout Suffolk County. The Proclamation was presented to Howard L. Adler, medical director of the program; Arlene Shaw, nursing director; and staff at a ceremony held during a screening at the North Lindenhurst Fire Department in August. The Prostate Care Program at SBUMC has screened nearly 14,000 men in Suffolk County for the disease since the outreach program began approximately 15 years ago. The program has partnered with various organizations…

The 2009 Summer Soiree, presented by the National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, raised $175,000 to benefit research at Center, the only one of its kind in the region. The event took place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on July 29. Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band, stole the evening as 360 attendees danced the night away for a good cause. The Summer Soiree is an annual benefit where guests dress in denim chic to fit the season. The event included music, dance, dining, and a silent auction. This year, philanthropists Cynthia…

Jared M. Huston has joined the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center in the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns. Appointed in July as assistant professor of surgery by Todd K. Rosengart, interim chair, Department of Surgery, Huston joins a growing department that has added seven new surgeons in 2009. Huston, a Stony Brook University School of Medicine graduate, returns to SBUMC following his residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. He also held the position of research fellow at The Feinstein Institute for Medical…

The Department of Orthopaedics has established an endowment to advance research and support musculoskeletal education. Lawrence C. Hurst, Marie A. Badalamente, and Edward D. Wang contributed to this endowment fund with a $10,000 gift that stems from a national award that the group received from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) earlier in the year. “Establishing the endowment and using part of the funds from our award is the right thing to do for the department, residents, and patients,” said Hurst, who is chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. “We should all give back, and this is one way…

Hospital Is First Nationwide to Sign Agreement with EPA The signing in August of a comprehensive green Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Stony Brook University Hospital and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marks a first for any hospital in the country. The MOU document defines ways in which SBUH and the EPA will work together to mutually advance their collective goals in reducing the hospital’s environmental footprint. Steven L. Strongwater, CEO of Stony Brook University Medical Center, and Barbara Finazzo, EPA acting deputy regional administrator, signed the agreement during a ceremony in the hospital lobby. “The MOU formalizes the…

Players from the Long Island Rough Riders, which includes men’s and women’s traveling soccer teams, spent time at Stony Brook University Medical Center to visit with patients in each of the pediatric units at the Hospital. The soccer players gave each patient an autographed T-shirt and water mug and left patients with smiles on their faces. They were joined by the Rough Riders mascot Paul Revere. The Rough Riders visit was organized through the Child Life Program at SBUMC. Children cared for in the Pediatric Unit at SBUMC benefit from entertainment and fun activities that give them a needed respite…

A group of faculty and students from the School of Dental Medicine completed their 10th consecutive trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota where they provided free dental care to members of the Lakota Sioux Tribe. The sites of rows of decayed teeth in children and countless lost teeth in adults is commonplace for the Lakota Sioux, but the efforts of the SB Dental Medicine team each summer has eased their oral health disease burden. The team has seen more than 1,500 patients and inserted close to 700 dentures at the reservation during the 10-year period. The…

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