Stony Brook University Hospital

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Stony Brook University Hospital
Location 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, New York, United States
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Stony Brook University
Beds 603
Founded 1980
Lists Hospitals in New York
Stony Brook University Hospital in the spring of 2013
Hospital (L) and the Clinical Sciences Tower, not pictured is the Basic Sciences Health Tower back in the 1990s

Stony Brook University Hospital, previously known as Stony Brook University Medical Center,[1] is the university hospital of Stony Brook University located in the East Campus in Stony Brook, New York. It is the largest academic medical center on Long Island with 603 beds for patient care. The hospital houses the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Long Island's only tertiary care and Level 1 Trauma Center, the hospital is ranked as the 20th best in New York and 21st in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report


With 603 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.The Heart Center performs the only open-heart surgery in Suffolk and the Cancer Center and Cerebrovascular Center attract patients from throughout the region with cutting edge diagnostic and treatment facilities. Stony Brook is home to Long Island's first kidney transplantation program which has performed over 1,000 transplants, and initiated the nation's first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. The hospital is also the regional referral center for trauma, perinatal and neonatal intensive care, burns, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cystic fibrosis, pediatric and adult AIDS, and is the regional resource center for emergency management. Stony Brook's Stroke program is certified by the Joint Commission and the NYS Department of Health; and, Stony Brook is home to the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Long Island's first comprehensive ALS Center.

The Stony Brook University School of Medicine is responsible for the preclinical and clinical education of medical students (current enrollment: 450). As the only School of Medicine in the region, it offers excellent research and clinical opportunities and has attracted a faculty of national and international renown. There are 21 residency training programs active in the School of Medicine, comprising over 500 full-time residents. Many of these residents also provide care at other nearby hospitals, including the VA Hospital at Northport, Winthrop-University Hospital, Eastern Long Island Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Southampton Hospital.

On the same campus as the Hospital are the Schools of the Health Sciences Center which consist of four professional schools: the School of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Nursing and Social Welfare. These four schools offer professional education to over 3,000 students and conduct programs of research, service and continuing professional education. Professional, technical and laboratory resources support the academic activities of the students and faculty.

Designed by noted Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg, construction on the complex began in 1976, and the smallest building, the Basic Sciences Health Tower was completed that year. Two years later, the Clinical Sciences Tower was completed. Finally, in 1980, the Hospital itself was built. The complex of three buildings is located on the "East Campus", and is separated from the rest of Stony Brook University by Nicolls Road. The buildings are 334 feet tall and have a dominating presence over the University skyline, and they can be seen from miles away across Suffolk County.

In September 2008, SBUH celebrated the public opening of Phase I of its first major renovation known as the Major Modernization Project. The Major Modernization Project, which began in 2002 with “make ready projects,” ensures that Stony Brook will continue to be a respected healthcare leader by providing access to the latest medical developments and technology, as well as offering the greatest comfort and convenience for the region’s growing population. It was the first such renovation of the 28-year-old facility. The Grand Opening Celebration marked the unveiling of 154,000 square feet (14,300 m2) of new construction and 48,000 square feet (4,500 m2) of renovation. It includes a new wing, which houses the Woman and Infants Center, an expanded Emergency Department and a state-of-the-art Surgical Suite with an OR Pharmacy. Many of the changes have been made to accommodate advanced surgical technologies and increased volumes, while other changes have been made to optimize the overall patient and visitor experience.

Located a short walk away from SBUH is the Center for Outpatient Services at Stony Brook University, which opened its doors in March 2007. Designed for the comfort and convenience of patients and their families, service areas within the Center include The Imaging Center (which is home to a state-of-the-art 40-slice positron emission tomography/computed tomography PET/CT camera), the Center for Pain Management, and the Outpatient Cancer Center, which includes the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Surgical Oncology. The new facility offers easy access, free parking and valet services, spacious and tranquil public areas and on-site food services.

A new Heart Center was opened inside the hospital in 2005, containing a new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Cardiac Acute Care Unit (CACU), angioplasty suites (catheterization labs), and electrophysiology labs.

In November 2008, SBUH and Southampton Hospital announced that the State of New York approved a comprehensive alliance between the two health care facilities to bring new and strengthened clinical services to the South Fork of Suffolk County. Southampton Hospital was the third East End hospital (in addition to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport) to affiliate with SBUH that will facilitate new and strengthened services to the East End of Suffolk County – bringing to conclusion a measure set forth in December 2006 by the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century (Berger Commission).

As of January 2015, Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital can move forward with a proposed affiliation agreement following a unanimous vote at the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees meeting in Albany. The affiliation will enable the two hospitals to work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination and efficiency for patient care. Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital have a long history of a strong, cooperative working relationship. The two hospitals have been formally affiliated since 2008, as recommended by the Berger Commission Report issued by New York State Department of Health in 2006. They have been working collaboratively to provide healthcare services to the South Fork of Long Island, with services that are complementary in nature. The planned collaboration will allow the two hospitals to work even more closely together to improve healthcare quality and access, coordinate care and improve efficiency for their patients through shared resources and managing the flow of patients between the two facilities. The affiliation will combine a financially sound community hospital with a high-quality tertiary academic medical center to improve healthcare delivery and education in the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare reform. It will help both hospitals move toward creating an “accountable care organization,” with a network of hospitals, community physicians, shared best practices and electronic medical records.


  • Stony Brook Heart Institute
  • Stony Brook Cancer Center
  • Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
  • Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute
  • Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute
  • Stony Brook Ambulatory Surgical Center


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Coordinates: 40°54′35″N 73°06′57″W / 40.90969°N 73.11578°W / 40.90969; -73.11578