Stony Brook Medicine is partnering with hospitals from Manhattan to Montauk to create a clinically integrated network to serve the residents of Long Island and beyond.

In August 2016, Stony Brook Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System entered into an affiliation agreement that includes collaboration on research and academic programs. Clinical care partnerships are also in development. The two institutions launched the partnership to heighten academic and research synergies and to promote discovery, provide expanded clinical trials for both institutions, and achieve breakthroughs in understanding and treating disease..

In separate agreements, Stony Brook Medicine is also affiliating with Southampton Hospital and Eastern Long Island Hospital on the East End of Long Island.

The Mount Sinai partnership will revolutionize medical research by combining expertise from two premier medical schools. Mount Sinai and Stony Brook will collaborate to develop a wide range of research programs in fields including biomedical engineering and computer science; drug discovery and medicinal chemistry sciences; neuroscience, neurology and psychiatry; basic biology and novel therapeutics; and, public health and health systems.

The alliance will capitalize 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.

Through the partnership, the schools will develop joint graduate and medical educational programs in all areas, leveraging the strength of existing master’s and doctoral programs at each institution. Students will have the opportunity to take classes on both campuses, allowing them to learn new techniques and expand their learning capacity. Mount Sinai and Stony Brook will also build summer programs for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students.

Mount Sinai and Stony Brook will invest a combined $500,000 to launch competitive and unique pilot programs, with the intent to receive collaborative external funding. Projects will be determined and overseen by a committee composed of three representatives from each institution.

In January 2015, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees approved Stony Brook Medicine’s planned affiliation, with Southampton Hospital. Subject to final state approvals, the 125-bed facility will join the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system, as the two hospitals work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination of care and efficiency for patients.

And in May 2016, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved Stony Brook Medicine's proposed affiliation with Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH), a 90-bed hospital on the North Fork of Long Island.

Stony Brook has enjoyed longstanding relationships with both hospitals in providing healthcare services for the East End of Long Island for many years. Now we are building on our collaboration to provide care in ways that are even more complementary, efficient and effective.

Patients will benefit from these affiliations because they help the hospitals match the level of care provided to the level of care needed. They also help address the challenges of healthcare reform by cultivating a broader, stronger network of hospitals and healthcare providers to improve efficiency, control costs and better coordinate care across Suffolk County.

Pending approval by regulatory and various New York State agencies, these affiliations will bring together the intimacy and accessibility of high-quality community hospitals with the specialized clinical resources and educational programs of an academic medical center, in a complementary fashion.

Our vision is to create the pre-eminent healthcare delivery system for Long Island, working in collaboration with Mount Sinai, Southampton Hospital, Eastern Long Island Hospital and other regional hospitals, post-acute care providers, care management organizations, community based organizations, behavioral health providers and community physician practices.