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Aug 21, 2017 5:15 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

State Lawmakers, Local Officials Celebrate Hospital Merger With Unveiling Of New Sign In Southampton

New Stony Brook Southampton Hospital sign unveiled on Monday. JEN NEWMAN
Aug 22, 2017 4:05 PM

The merger of Southampton Hospital with the Stony Brook Medicine health care system was made symbolically complete when officials unveiled a brand new “Stony Brook Southampton Hospital” sign at the main entrance of the facility on Monday.

The sign unveiling and flag-raising event was attended by dozens of hospital officials, local and state lawmakers, and members of the community. The merger of the 125-bed facility—located in the heart of Southampton Village—with Stony Brook Medicine, which includes Stony Brook University Hospital, was made official on August 1.

Speakers included Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul; State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.; Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel Stanley; Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Chief Administrative Officer Robert Chaloner and Southampton Hospital Association Board Chairman Kenneth Wright; Dr. Reuven Pasternak, chief executive officer at Stony Brook University Hospital; and Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, senior vice president of health sciences at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

A new cardiac catheterization laboratory, which will be located in the Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center, is scheduled to open on September 5 and will be the first facility of its kind on Long Island east of Route 112. The hospital’s new Phillips Family Cancer Center, on County Road 39 in Southampton, is scheduled to open at the end of 2018.

The long-term vision surrounding the deal is the eventual construction of a new hospital facility on the 82-acre Stony Brook Southampton campus in Shinnecock Hills, which is slated to take up about 13 acres of the campus. It is unclear when Stony Brook will make a final decision about the proposal, whose feasibility relied first on the merger and then on the ability to raise some $250 million, the estimated cost of a new facility.

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so diverse.
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Aug 21, 17 5:19 PM
It's a truly enlightened time when we can pass judgement based on the skin color of people in a group.
By NateNewtown (99), east on Aug 22, 17 11:37 AM
Well done to have completed this merger, so long in planning.

Thank you!
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 21, 17 6:26 PM
No Jay or governor?
By knitter (1941), Southampton on Aug 21, 17 8:17 PM
Did they tip the guy who made the sign?
By dfree (818), hampton bays on Aug 21, 17 11:32 PM
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Hmm long term vision is to relocate hospital to Stony Brook Campus.....which means you have to travel County Rd 39 or Hill St to get to the hospital. Hmm dangerous road to travel on, no grocery store allowed...golf course wants to close "their" road. Interesting .

Certainly wonderful on the merger! As well as the addition to the Heart an Stroke Center , and the much needed cancer center !
By toes in the water (884), southampton on Aug 22, 17 6:37 AM
What's the over-under on how many years before that location is overpriced condos?
By Mouthampton (439), Southampton on Aug 22, 17 8:25 AM
That is quite a diverse group of people there. How did this ever get through the PC censors at 27 east, I am sure that has to be triggering some one some where.
By Preliator Lives (437), Obamavillie on Aug 22, 17 8:54 AM
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Completely redundant services. Instead of lowering healthcare costs for local residents, this merger leading to new expensive facilities only justifies the exorbitant salaries of the hospital administrators. And since Stony Brook is a New York State funded entity, why do New York State taxpayers need to pay to have healthcare there? Disgraceful.

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By dfree (818), hampton bays on Aug 22, 17 11:59 AM
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I like the present location of the hospital, because it is easy to get to, from just outside the village, by many different local roads and it is near the drug stores. Local doctors have offices near the hospital, too, so it is easy to take a prescription from a doctor for services in the hospital, to the hospital.Also, being close to the village, it is easy to incorporate errands, when going to the hospital for services.
Many millions of dollars in renovated spaces or new services have been ...more
By QuietLife (61), Southampton on Aug 23, 17 8:42 PM