Four years in the making, the affiliation between Eastern Long Island Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine is now official.
The Greenport hospital will now be known as Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital after clearing the final regulatory hurdle Monday, marking a new beginning for health care on the North Fork and Shelter Island. READ
Health officials are warning residents not to enter the waters of Lake Marratooka in Mattituck after sampling by SUNY/Stony Brook confirmed the presence of a new cyanobacteria bloom, more commonly known as blue-green algae.READ
Eastern Long Island Hospital’s affiliation with Stony Brook University Hospital is expected to be finalized July 1, nearly four years after the merger between the two healthcare systems was first announced.
With the spread of tick-borne illnesses reaching epidemic proportions on Long Island, more than 60 residents attended a forum last Wednesday to discuss the public health crisis and the measures being taken to safeguard the community. “Grappling with Ticks” was the third in a series of 10 panel discussions on newsworthy topics affecting Southold and Riverhead towns hosted by Times Review Media Group.
After years of planning and development, The Phillips Family Cancer Center, in partnership with Stony Brook Medicine and the Southampton Hospital Association, opened its doors to the public during a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday.
Tick-borne infections have reached epidemic proportions on Long Island — and the North Fork is often thought of as ground zero for such illnesses. But many of the methods for controlling ticks are not cost-effective or limited by other constraints. Exacerbating this public health crisis is an expanding population of deer, which carry the harmful insects.