GREENPORT, NY, April 5, 2021 - The Southold Rotary President Christopher Gallager delivered a $500 check to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH). This donation will provide much needed support of personal items for SBELIH Behavioral Health patients. When the Southold Rotary heard that Quannacut Inpatient needed funds to support their patients they did not think twice.
The Southold Rotary has always been a big supporter of SBELIH; they love to give back to the hospital community as often as they can. SBELIH is home to several of the most highly regarded behavioral health programs in Suffolk County. Behavioral Health Services provide treatment for substance use and/or mental health disorders from a medical and psycho-therapeutic approach. Often the treatment specializes in co-occurring disorders. Treatment is provided by an interdisciplinary team of psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers, recreation therapists and board certified physicians.
SBELIH’s Behavioral Health Unit is a place where compassionate professionals work to maintain a nurturing environment that enables patients to stabilize, recover, and transition back into the community. The Behavioral Health Unit encompasses, Quannacut inpatient and outpatient addiction services and psychiatry services for adults over the age of 18. Stony Brook Medicine Quannacut Outpatient in Riverhead is home to the outpatient facility, where patients can continue their recovery journey. The philosophy of “Quannacut” (the Native American word for “hope’’ or “rainbow”) addresses addiction/chemical dependency as a treatable disease.
Chartered in 1948, Rotary Club of Southold supports many local and international projects, including local food distribution for those in need; local youth scholarships; Rotary youth leadership (RYLA); the robotics team; Little League; Boy Scouts; Cub Scouts; Rotary Youth Exchange; Eastern LI Hospital (ELIH); Camp Pa-qua-tuck; national and international disaster relief; Gift of Life; PolioPlus; and many