General Topics: Admission Guidelines

Guideline for Management of Admissions from Stony Brook Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center

The Ambulatory Surgery Center is at a location geographically separate from Stony Brook University Medical Center. Every effort has to be made to minimize postoperative hospital admissions. Success of this goal is dependent on appropriate case and patient selection.

Hospital admissions, where necessary, can be divided into two groups:

      1. Medical emergencies. These patients are unstable or need urgent medical care and need to be transported to the nearest hospital, Stony Brook University Medical Center. Treating physicians for these patients who need to be transferred to the SBUH Emergency Department or admitted to SBUH for a medical emergency may get administrative privileges for that case only in accordance with SBUH Medical Staff By-Laws.
      2. Hospital admissions which are not emergencies. Examples of these groups include those patients in need of further pain management, treatment for postoperative nausea and minor monitoring. These patients may be transported from the Ambulatory Center to an appropriate hospital, depending on the clinical needs of the patient, and as determined jointly by the Medical Director of the Surgical Center and the patient's physician in consultation with the patient.

Any patient who is discharged from the Ambulatory Center will receive written discharge instructions. Treating physicians shall advise their patients of the locations of Emergency Rooms/Hospitals which they have privileges.