To all Faculty, Staff and Students,
We wanted to make you aware that we are in the early stages of building a new, stronger relationship between Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital.
Step one of this process in which the two institutions agree upon a non-binding "letter of intent" has been completed, and we will mark the completion of that step tomorrow with a public event at Southampton Hospital. Under the proposed agreement outlined in the letter of intent, Southampton Hospital would provide care under Stony Brook University Hospital's New York State operating license. Southampton Hospital employees would maintain their status as private sector employees.
Step two in the process is due diligence, which will be undertaken in the coming months. We are also discussing the possibility of the construction of a new Southampton Hospital on the Stony Brook Southampton campus. In order to move forward with new construction, Southampton Hospital would take on the responsibility of raising philanthropic funds needed to build a new state-of-the-art facility. Pending the successful completion of due diligence, the aspects of any forthcoming agreement will of course be subject to the approval by the Southampton Hospital Board of Trustees and the appropriate regulatory agencies including the SUNY Board of Trustees, the New York State Department of Health, the Division of Budget, Office of the State Comptroller and the Attorney General's Office.
In addition to the clinical aspects of this new partnership, which are designed to improve quality and access to clinical care in eastern Long Island, our stronger interactions with Southampton would provide an opportunity to expand our educational missions, in which new professional healthcare programs can be created and existing programs expanded.
We very much look forward to strengthening our affiliation with Southampton Hospital as our two hospitals work more closely together to improve healthcare quality and access for residents of Eastern Long Island and Suffolk County.
To learn more about these exciting plans, please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/shannounce.html
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
President, Stony Brook University
Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
L. Reuven Pasternak, M.D.
Vice President for Health Systems
Chief Executive Officer
Stony Brook University Hospital