Hospital has announced that it has received approval from the New York State Department
of Health (NYSDOH) to create a Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology
Laboratory at its Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center. When completed, the services will provide
East End residents and visitors with life-saving diagnostics and treatment
here, in their community. Access to
cardiac catheterization without having to be transferred by ambulance to
another facility can mean the difference between life and death.
greatly appreciate the Department of Health for recognizing the critical need
for a facility of this kind on the South Fork of Long Island. Our application was supported by our Board of
Directors, leadership and planners at Stony Brook Medicine, our physicians and
Hospital staff, and many members of the communities we serve. This NYSDOH approval brings critical care
technology close to home for many people and it is a harbinger of the
significant technical advances we will see through our partnership with Stony
Brook Medicine,” said Robert Chaloner, Hospital President & CEO.
Adding this service will
promote improvements in cardiac health outcomes for residents in eastern
Suffolk County. The Cardiac
catheterization laboratory will be an adult PCI-capable laboratory where
patients will undergo cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography
procedures to define coronary anatomy and treat stenosis and blockages when
indicated using percutaneous intervention such as stenting. The program will be operated under the
clinical oversight of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) and policies and
procedures currently in place at SBUH for its cardiac catheterization and EP
services will be incorporated into the operation of the laboratory at
Eastern Long Island will enjoy greater access to timely cardiac care because of
the close collaboration and exceptional leadership between Stony Brook Medicine
and Southampton Hospital in gaining approval for this new facility,” said L.
Reuven Pasternak, MD, MPH, MBA, CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital and Vice President for Health
Systems, Stony Brook Medicine.