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Media Advisory: Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Building on October 17

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Embargoed until October 17 at 5:00 AM

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR PHOTO/VIDEO OP FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM

Editor’s Note: All media must RSVP so we can make appropriate parking arrangements

Stony Brook Medicine Media Contacts:

Kali Chan: Kali.Chan@stonybrookmedicine.edu; Mobile 631-487-4092

Lauren Sheprow: Lauren.Sheprow@stonybrook.edu; Mobile 631-252-4812

 

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Building on October 17

VISUALS:

Ribbon cutting ceremony, speaking program, photo ops with physician leaders and public officials; celebration with Stony Brook Marching Band and mascot Wolfie the Seawolf; facility tour

WHEN:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

SCHEDULE:

9:45 am Photo call time

10:00 am Ceremonial ribbon cutting, followed by speaking program in auditorium

11:05 am Facility tours

WHAT:

Stony Brook Medicine will celebrate the opening of the new Children’s Hospital building by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours. Stony Brook Children’s Hospital has expanded significantly in nearly 10 years and is scheduled to open the doors to a new state-of-the-art pediatric facility. As the only children’s hospital on Long Island with single-patient rooms, Stony Brook sets a new standard for a unique healing and caring environment with critically ill children and their families.

The facility provides needed space for some of its most in-demand services, ensuring that Long Island’s population of 2.8 million residents continues to receive the most comprehensive, advanced pediatric specialty care in the region for children ages 0 to 21+.

A few features include:

  • Patient rooms with multi-colored wall lights, controlled by patients, that come to life with turtles, fish and dolphins
  • State-of-the-art hospital beds capture and download patient information directly into the patient’s chart
  • Nautically themed art and a live video feed from the Long Island Aquarium
  • General Pediatrics Ward
  • Pediatric Procedure Suite
  • Separate child and teen playrooms
  • Outdoor rooftop garden
  • Respite and support for families in the Ronald McDonald Family Room

WHO:

  • Michael A. Bernstein, PhD, Interim President, Stony Brook University
  • Kristina M. Johnson, SUNY Chancellor
  • Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, SVP, Health Sciences, Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University
  • Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, VP Health System Clinical Programs and Strategy, Stony Brook Medicine and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
  • David Knapp, Board Member, Knapp Swezey and Island Outreach Foundations
  • Kenneth P. LaValle, New York State Senator
  • John Flanagan, New York State Senator
  • Former patient Delaney Unger

WHERE:

Stony Brook University Hospital, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

DIRECTIONS:

LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road for about 9 miles. Follow Hospital signs; turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to second light and turn left onto hospital campus. Reporters can park on the south curb across from the hospital entrance.

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