By Elisabeth Brigham By Elisabeth Brigham | May 26, 2023 | Lifestyle Lifestyle Feature
Rendering of the new Stony Brook Medicine East Hampton Satellite Emergency Department
With its Allies of Hope program and announcement of its new Stony Brook Medicine East Hampton satellite emergency department, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has never been stronger.
The Southampton Hospital Association adds another notch to its already impressive belt with the announcement of its new Stony Brook Medicine East Hampton Satellite Emergency Department, set to open next summer. Work is already underway on the 22,000-square-foot space, located conveniently across from the East Hampton Healthcare Center. “For over a century, Southampton Hospital Association has been dedicated to building the future of healthcare on the South Fork,” shares Southampton Hospital Association chair member Kenneth B. Wright. “Our new satellite emergency facility supports Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and its mission of ensuring all our communities have access to the highest level of medical care.”
What can patients expect from the state-of-the-art facility? Think cardiac monitoring capabilities in every room, fast-track treatment rooms (for general, pediatric, obstetrics and gynecology, and ophthalmology patients); two isolation rooms, imaging rooms, a dedicated resuscitation room and an on-site ambulance for hospital transport. Hal Paz, executive vice president of health sciences and CEO of Stony Brook University Medicine, adds, “It will provide vital access to emergency and health services to those who visit or reside on the easternmost end of the South Fork. This new facility underscores Stony Brook’s commitment to offering world-class clinical care throughout the East End.”
On top of the extensive list of medical amenities, the new East Hampton Satellite Emergency Department will feature rooftop solar panels, a rain-catch garden and native plantings to reduce environmental impact.
“OUR NEW SATELLITE EMERGENCY FACILITY SUPPORTS STONY BROOK SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL AND ITS MISSION OF ENSURING ALL OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE ACCESS TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF MEDICAL CARE.” –KENNETH B. WRIGHT
In the meantime, the hospital shows no signs of slowing. Launched late last year, the Stony Brook Hospital teamed up with the Cancer Hope Network to create the Allies of Hope program—which provides free support for people diagnosed with cancer and their care partners by introducing them to survivors who have experienced a similar diagnosis. Through the program, offered for free to all cancer patients on the East End, the patient is paired with a support survivor who is at least one year post-cancer treatment or who is successfully undergoing maintenance therapies. “I believe hope is important when given a cancer diagnosis,” shares a cancer survivor and partner of the program. “Having hope and maintaining a positive outlook has helped me get through some of my worst days. I’ve since had a year of ‘good scans’ and want to share my story with others.” Already, the program is working with 10 survivors on the South Fork who have undergone training and have been matched with 15 cancer patients. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 631.726.8200, southampton.stonybrookmedicine.edu
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