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Aug 16, 2016 11:08 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Stony Brook And Mount Sinai Health System Form An Alliance

Aug 16, 2016 2:05 PM

Stony Brook University Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System recently announced that they will collaborate on academic programs, research and clinical care initiatives through a new partnership.

An agreement between the two institutions will focus on academics and research and provide expanded clinical trials for both institutions to better understand and treat disease, according to a press release issued by Stony Brook this week.

As part of the partnership, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is based in New York City, and Stony Brook University will collaborate to develop research programs in fields ranging from drug discovery to basic biology. The alliance will focus on Stony Brook’s expertise in mathematics, high-performance computing, imaging and the physical and chemical sciences, and Mount Sinai’s strengths in biomedical and clinical research, and health policy and outcomes.

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, noted that the partnership between the two health systems will impact academic medicine, health care, students, faculty and staff, as well as patients.

“Each institution has so much to offer, so this is an opportunity that will prove to be beneficial for all—now and in the future—as we explore and grow this incredible collaboration,” he added.

The affiliation comes as Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital have proposed their own partnership, which still awaits final state approval.

Southampton Hospital President and CEO Robert Chaloner said he supports the Mount Sinai-Stony Brook partnership and thinks adding the New York City hospital to the Stony Brook system will benefit Southampton Hospital and all of the East End community.

“We see the potential of the collaboration,” he said. “So much of our population—of the people we serve—travel between Manhattan and the East End. Having a system that goes from Manhattan to Montauk is a great thing.”

Southampton Hospital’s main attachment in the deal would be with Stony Brook, according to Mr. Chaloner. He added that there could be potential education and research-related benefits for his hospital by building on that relationship locally.

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