#31 Holiday Donation From Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

This year, in lieu of mailing holiday cards, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital gave a donation to Heart of the Hamptons to help support their mission of serving our community.

Pictured from left, Kenneth B. Wright, Board Chair, Southampton Hospital Association and Bob Chaloner, CAO, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, present the gift to Hilton Crosby, Executive Director of Heart of the Hamptons. Here they are pictured with some team members that make this important work possible (from left): Delaney Jones, Maripaz Ramos, and Maribel Ramos.

Heart of the Hamptons assists more than 1,500 people in our community with the help of more than 50 dedicated volunteers and an active Board of Directors.
The Food Pantry in Southampton currently serves about 500 households.

#30 “SUNY’s Got Your Back” An Overwhelming Success at SBU

SUNY’s Got Your Back initiative provides SUNY campuses across the state with materials to make comfort kits for victims and survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence and raise awareness and support for prevention and response to sexual violence.

Renowned DJ and activist Zeke Thomas joined as guest speaker and performed a music set at the event .

Stony Brook University, in collaboration with State University of New York (SUNY), hosted the SUNY’s Got Your Back at SBU event on Monday, March 11.

Long sets of tables were spread out around the Ballroom A in the Student Activities Center. SUNY donated all the items to create the comfort kits, but more than 200 volunteers, from approximately 177 different student clubs and organizations, helped set up and organize the materials such as cloth towel, cosmetic kits, tissues, toothbrushes, notebooks and writing utensils, which the over 300 participants then gathered and put into the bright blue bags.

Renowned DJ and activist Zeke Thomas made an appearance as the guest speaker and performed a set for the participants as an appreciation for their work.

Thomas is the son of basketball legend Isiah Thomas and a survivor of sexual assault, and aims to raise awareness about the issues of sexual violence and survivor support through the platform of his music. He partnered with SUNY to perform at many of the campuses hosting SUNY’S Got Your Back throughout the year.

Stony Brook’s Center for Prevention and Outreach reached out to multiple departments and organizations on campus, including Student Affairs, Undergraduate Colleges, Graduate Student Organization, Faculty Student Association, and Stony Brook Athletics, about partnering on the event.

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#29 Stony Brook Celebrates Completion of New Children’s Hospital

On Oct. 17, Stony Brook University commemorated the latest advancement in medical care for children with the completion of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

“Today we celebrate Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, where our youngest patients benefit from world-class healthcare,” said Michael Bernstein, PhD, Interim President for Stony Brook University, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the Stony Brook Medicine campus. “This beautiful new, state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital will expand Stony Brook’s capabilities to meet the growing healthcare needs of children and their families across Long Island.”

The hospital’s design and amenities are supported by research that shows that a child-friendly environment contributes to better outcomes for children. Patient rooms include multi-colored wall lights controlled by patients, to give them a greater sense of control over their environment during what can be a frightening time for them and their families.

“We have enjoyed the support of Long Island’s artistic community in providing artwork for the facility with a Long Island nautical theme, complete with a lighthouse and a wall-sized live feed from the Long Island Aquarium,” said Dr. McGovern. “It is truly an outstanding art collection for the entire community, living in harmony with the building’s architecture and reflecting the healing mission of Stony Brook Children’s.”

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