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SBUH Hosting First-Ever Journey to Healing Event

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Journey to healing eventStony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is hosting its first-ever Journey to Healing event aimed at supporting, connecting and celebrating trauma survivors, their families and support networks.

The event, held during National Trauma Awareness Month, will take place Saturday, May 20, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Run/walk in the ‘Trauma Survivors Network Race to Rebuild.”

  • Enjoy a Teddy Bear Clinic and animals (over 100 injured or non-releasable wild animals and farm animals available for viewing).

  • Learn safety practices through Stop the Bleed training, fall prevention and roadway safety.

  • Connect with Stony Brook’s trauma care team, EMS and other survivors with shared experiences.

Register online to attend the event. Register to take part in the walk/run live or virtually at

SBUH provides ongoing support services to trauma survivors, helping them adjust to a new normal and orient back to family and community after suffering traumatic injuries. Services include patient and family support groups and connection to the Trauma Survivors Network. To prevent traumatic injuries, Stony Brook’s outreach programs aim to educate the community about risk factors.

SBUH is Suffolk County’s only Level I Trauma Center for adults and children and is top ranked for survival of the most seriously injured patients in New York. Annually, SBUH treats almost 2,000 adults and more than 200 pediatric patients, and each year those numbers grow. Level I is the highest designation, indicating that the most advanced care is available.

The hospital provides 24/7 access to in-house (as opposed to on-call), board-certified critical care specialists and trauma surgeons. Having this in-house expertise, including orthopaedics, plastic surgery, vascular, neurosurgery and countless other specialties available at all times means immediate treatment of all types of traumatic and complex injuries.

Parking fees at Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve may apply.

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