Hospital Merger Complete

“Today we celebrate a unique opportunity in which academic medicine and community medicine can come together to benefit our entire region,”

As of Tuesday, Southampton Hospital is part of Stony Brook University Medicine’s health system. The completed merger means Southampton Hospital will be providing care under Stony Brook’s New York State operating license.

“Today we celebrate a unique opportunity in which academic medicine and community medicine can come together to benefit our entire region,” said Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., the president of Stony Brook Medicine. “As a result of the state’s comprehensive review process, we can now move confidently forward, taking what started as an alliance between two successful institutions to the next level, as we welcome Stony Brook Southampton Hospital officially into the Stony Brook University family.”

Stony Brook has a history of collaborations, bringing internship and residency programs to the South Fork, for example. While the merger was being finalized, the two hospitals forged ahead to bring a new cardiac catheterization laboratory to Southampton, to be part of the Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center there. Clinical operations are set to begin on Sept. 5, according to the hospital.

In late 2018, the new Phillips Family Cancer Center, a facility that will make cancer care more readily available on the South Fork, will open. The construction project recently broke ground on County Road 39A in Southampton.

“The future of medicine on Long Island will evolve and advance as we bring Stony Brook Medicine to Southampton, with access to specialty care, research, and technology that otherwise would not have been available,” including the latest clinical trials, cutting-edge medicine, and faster access to lifesaving services, said Dr. Ken Kaushansky, senior vice president for health sciences and dean of Stony Brook’s School of Medicine.

“By joining Stony Brook Medicine, the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has strengthened its ability to fulfill its 100-plus year mission of providing access to the highest-quality health care for the communities it serves,” Robert Chaloner, chief administrative officer for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, said. “We look forward to our elevated role as part of the Stony Brook family to bring the very best in academic medicine and patient care to the East End.”