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Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital

We are pleased to announce that Eastern Long Island Hospital has officially joined Stony Brook Medicine — combining the best in academic and community medicine and improving access to advanced medical care for residents of the North Fork and Shelter Island.

As part of the growing Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system, Eastern Long Island Hospital will provide care under Stony Brook University Hospital’s New York State operating license, under the new name Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH). Through this structure, SBELIH will offer improved access to specialty care for its patients — including access to the latest research, clinical trials and cutting-edge medicine that Stony Brook Medicine provides.

SBELIH will partner with Stony Book University Hospital and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to further improve healthcare access and quality for East End residents. Working under one license will enable the three hospitals to closely coordinate care and improve efficiency for our patients through shared resources, in order to better manage the flow of patients between facilities and providers, allowing the hospitals to match patients with the right type of care at the right facility.

For more than a decade, Stony Brook and Eastern Long Island Hospital have been working collaboratively to provide healthcare services to the East End of Long Island, with services that are highly complementary in nature. SBELIH is a clinical campus and training site for Stony Brook Medicine, which helps to increase the number of physicians, specialists, allied health professionals and nurses on the North Fork.

Together, SBELIH and Stony Brook University Hospital already provide the region’s leading behavioral health programs on Long Island, and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University provides a psychiatric residency program at SBELIH. A new Mastery in General Surgery Fellowship program provides Stony Brook Medicine’s surgical fellows with four months of rural surgery experience and improves surgical physician staffing in the SBELIH ORs and Emergency Department.

Together, the three hospitals in the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system will address additional healthcare gaps for East End residents as they are identified. SBELIH and Stony Brook Medicine are already planning a telehealth program serving Shelter Island residents, which will provide direct access to Stony Brook Medicine specialists.

A 90-bed community hospital, SBELIH is Suffolk County’s oldest voluntary hospital, serving the North Fork since 1905. SBELIH provides 22,000 year-round residents and 45,000 summer residents with emergency medicine, behavioral health programs, medical-surgical services, critical care, and drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation services.

Our partnership with SBELIH represents the intersection of the best in academic and community medicine. As other hospitals and physicians join our healthcare system, we are creating a clinically integrated network of healthcare providers across Long Island to deliver the highest quality care.

To learn more, visit the SBELIH website.

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD 
President, Stony Brook University 

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD 
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences 
Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD
Vice President for Health System Clinical Programs and Strategy
Stony Brook Medicine

Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Stony Brook University Hospital

Paul Connor III
Chief Administrative Officer 
Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital