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In response to COVID-19, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital continues to adapt its polices and procedures with the goal of keeping patients, families and staff safe.

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Visitor Policy Update - July 8, 2020

Visitation at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is limited at this time. SBELIH will adhere to the below visitation plan as accepted by the New York State Department of Health.  

Visitation Plan:

  • One visitor per patient per day over the age of 18 is permitted. For visitors to any behavioral health unit, patient will identify a visitor and a release will be obtained prior to visit.  
  • All visitation may be further restricted by any of the following: clinical condition/status at the time of visit, high risk of transmission to others, guidelines issued by a regulatory agency or assessment from medical team.
  • General Visits for the Medical/Surgical unit and ICU/CCU (2 North and ICU) are reserved for up to 3 hours each day from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Visitor for 2 North and ICU patients must remain in the patient room at all times. 
  • Emergency Department for patients requiring assistance, one visitor may be permitted.  Only one visitor per pediatric patient is allowed in ED; Parent or caregiver only.
  • Psychiatry unit visits will be scheduled prior to visit and reserved for one hour each day from 2:00pm-3:00pm.  Visitor for psychiatry patients must remain in the designated visitation area at all times. 
  • Addiction Rehab unit (Quannacut Rehab) visits will be scheduled prior to visit and reserved for Saturday and Sundays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Visitor for Quannacut must remain in the designated visitation area at all times.
  • Upon entry to the building, all visitors will undergo symptom and temperature checks. Visitors will be required to present a photo ID, and provide the following details regarding their visit: name of visitor, contact information, date of visit and name of patient. Written information of potential risks and benefits of a visit as well as appropriate PPE and hand hygiene will be provided to all visitors. Any patient or visitor that enters the hospital will be required to wear a snug fitting face covering/mask that fully covers their nose and mouth while in the facility or will be declined visitation. 

Actualización de la política de visitantes - 8 de julio de 2020

Las visitas al Hospital Stony Brook Eastern Long Island están limitadas en este momento.  SBELIH se adhiere al siguiente plan de visitas aprobado por el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York. 

Plan de visitas:

  • Se permite un visitante por día por paciente mayor de 18 años. Para los visitantes a las unidad de salud de comportamiento, el paciente determinará el nombre del un visitante y se obtendrá una autorización previa a la visita. 
  • Todas las visitas pueden estar restringidas por cualquiera de los siguientes factores: condición/estado clínico en el momento de la visita, alto riesgo de transmisión a otros, recomendaciones emitidas por una agencia reguladora o evaluación del equipo médico.
  • Las visitas generales a la unidad médica/quirúrgica y a la UCI/CCU (2 Norte y UCI) serán reservadas por un máximo de 3 horas por día de 2:00pm a 5:00pm. Las visitas para los pacientes de la 2 Norte y de la UCI deben permanecer en la habitación del paciente en todo momento.
  • En el Departamento de Emergencia para los pacientes que requieran asistencia, se puede permitir una visita.  Sólo se permite una visita por cada paciente pediátrico en la sala de emergencias; sólo los padres o el guardián.
  • Las visitas a la unidad de psiquiatría deben ser planeadas antes de la visita y serán reservadas y de una hora por día de 2:00pm a 3:00pm.  Los visitantes de los pacientes de psiquiatría deben permanecer en el área de visitas designada en todo momento.
  • Las visitas a la unidad de rehabilitación de adicciones (Quannacut Rehab) deben ser planeadas antes de la visita y se reservarán para los sábados y domingos de 1:00pm a 4:00pm. El visitante de Quannacut debe permanecer en el área de visitas designada en todo momento.
  • Al entrar al edificio, todos los visitantes se someterán a controles de síntomas y temperatura. Los visitantes deberán presentar un documento de identificación con foto y proporcionar los siguientes detalles sobre su visita: nombre del visitante, información de contacto, fecha de la visita y nombre del paciente. Se proporcionará a todos los visitantes información escrita sobre los posibles riesgos y beneficios de una visita, así como el equipo de protección personal (PPE) adecuado y la higiene de manos. Todo paciente o visitante que ingrese al hospital deberá llevar una máscara/cubrimiento facial ajustado que cubra completamente su nariz y boca mientras esté en el establecimiento o se le negará la visita.

Visitor Policy Update - June 23, 2020

The New York State Department of Health provided Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital with updated guidelines for expanding patient visitation with protocols for specific safety measures, health screenings and time limited visits. We are currently reviewing these guidelines and actively working to establish new visiting hours and a safe process of visitation for our patients and their families while continuing to maintain a safe environment for all. As always, the health and safety of our staff, patients and visitors is our number one priority. Visitors and loved ones play an imperative role in our patients’ healing and recovery, and we look forward to welcoming them back.


Coronavirus Update - June 9, 2020

As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus, infection prevention and control recommendations will continue to evolve. Even though the number of cases in our region has decreased and we are returning to some pre-pandemic activities, we need to remain vigilant to protect ourselves and each other... Read more


Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

From the Desk of Paul J. Connor III, Chief Administrative Officer

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) has served the North Fork and Shelter Island for over 115 years, and we remain committed to your health and safety, now more than ever... Read more


Coronavirus Update – May 8, 2020

Patients are recovering and being discharged, and we applaud the extraordinary work being done by all of our courageous staff. Although there is still much work to be done, we are slowly but surely making our way down the other side of the COVID-19 curve... Read more


Coronavirus Update – April 22, 2020

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital continues to work in conjunction with Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) coronavirus guidelines. As always, the health and safety of both our patients and staff remains our top priority... Read more


Coronavirus Update – April 10, 2020

In conjunction with New York State’s Bed Surge Capacity Expansion, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital has identified and repurposed space within the hospital to accommodate the following... Read more


Coronavirus Update - March 28, 2020

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) is actively identifying and repurposing space within the hospital to safely care for patients suspected of having (PUI) and confirmed with coronavirus. The hospital has implemented the following series of operational changes to support the anticipated increase in COVID-19 patients... Read More


Coronavirus Update - March 23, 2020

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital Now Accepting Personal Protective Equipment Donations

In order to stay ahead of the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current COVID-19 outbreak, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is hosting a donation drive, accepting donations that are boxed in-person and via mail... Read more


Coronavirus Update - March 21, 2020

From the Desk of Paul J. Connor III, Chief Administrative Officer

I want to say that I am very proud to be working with the dedicated Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) staff, our local emergency services and the community leaders of Southold Town. They are working in great partnership with this hospital and it’s very much appreciated. But as you know, we are in unprecedented territory as our nation deals with a global pandemic, so I would like to brief the community on the actions we are taking at SBELIH to address the situation... Read more


Coronavirus Update - March 20, 2020

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Update

In response to the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Stony Brook Eastern Long Island  Hospital clinical specialists are well prepared for and actively treating COVID-19 patients, following CDC and New York State Department of Health guidelines including recommended isolation and infection control procedures... Read more