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Stony Brook Celebrates the Opening of Advanced Specialty Care

Commack Facility Brings the Power of Stony Brook Medicine Closer to Home

On April 18, 2017, Stony Brook Medicine celebrated the opening of Advanced Specialty Care — its multispecialty care center in Commack, offering more choice and flexibility to those looking for quality medical care.

Located at 500 Commack Road, the center has more than 30 specialties and subspecialties in a single, convenient location to serve the growing healthcare needs of western Suffolk County.

“I am so pleased to be here today to celebrate the opening of Stony Brook Medicine’s bold new vision for ambulatory care,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University. “This is yet another step in our goal of creating an ambitious, integrated healthcare network for all of Long Island and beyond….

“By engaging with our amazing faculty and our community physicians as partners, Stony Brook is expanding its ambulatory and primary care network to better manage the care of patients across Long Island,” he said.

The center provides advanced care in more than 30 different specialties and subspecialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, surgery, urology and radiology/imaging.

The facility includes an on-site imaging center to provide x-rays, mammograms, ultrasounds, bone densitometry, CTs and MRIs. It also serves as the new home of the Stony Brook World Trade Center Wellness Program, which recently received a five-year federal grant totaling more than $60 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

“This new beautiful multispecialty care center in Commack reflects Stony Brook Medicine’s growing commitment to serve the healthcare needs of our patients no matter where they are located — now spreading our impact to western Suffolk County and beyond,” said Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

For busy families in the area, Advanced Specialty Care means that, in a single building, patients can expect to receive the high level of expertise and compassionate care Stony Brook Medicine physicians are known to provide. If surgery or other specialty care is needed, patients can go to Stony Brook University Hospital without any disruption in the continuity of their care. And as part of Suffolk County’s only academic medical center, Advanced Specialty Care connects patients to Stony Brook Medicine’s cutting-edge research, clinical trials and advanced technology.

“With more than 30 medical specialties and a full-service imaging center, Advanced Specialty Care is delivering the power of Stony Brook Medicine under this one very large roof, occupying nearly 120,000 square feet of space.” said Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital; and Associate Dean, Ambulatory Operations.

Supporting Stony Brook Medicine at the grand opening of Advanced Specialty Care were a number of elected officials, including New York State Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick, New York State Assemblyman Andrew Raia, Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn, Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy, Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta and Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright. Assemblyman Fitzpatrick and Assemblyman Raia presented Stony Brook with a citation to commemorate the opening.

Advanced Specialty Care Ribbon Cutting

At Stony Brook Medicine's grand opening ceremony for its multispecialty care center,
Advanced Specialty Care, from left, Valerie M. Cartright, Brookhaven Town Councilwoman;
Robert Trotta, Suffolk County Legislator; Michael Fitzpatrick, New York State Assemblyman;
Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief,
Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, and Associate Dean, Ambulatory Operations;
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University; Kenneth Kaushansky, MD,
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine;
Andrew Raia, New York State Assemblyman; Kara Hahn, Suffolk County Legislator;
and Leslie Kennedy, Suffolk County Legislator.

Advanced Specialty Care Kennethy Kaushansky Samuel Stanley

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences,
and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine (left) and
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University