Suzie Marriott, MS, RN, PMH-BC;
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care
Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital Names New Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care
Greenport, NY, June 28, 2021 - Suzie Marriott, MS, RN, PMH-BC (she/her/hers), has been appointed the new Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care, effective June 28, 2021, announced Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital’s (SBELIH) Paul J. Connor, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Reporting directly to the CAO, Suzie Marriott is the professional and operational lead for nursing and patient care services for SBELIH, responsible for maintaining clinical and patient care standards while promoting and inspiring quality improvement initiatives.
“Suzie is an energetic leader who is focused on improving patient outcomes,” said Paul J. Connor, Chief Administrative Officer at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. “At each point in her career, she has spearheaded the development and implementation of plans and systems that improve the quality, safety and delivery of patient care. Her wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure that SBELIH continues its standard-setting excellence in nursing care at the bedside.”
Suzie is a highly accomplished nurse executive with 13 years of experience. She began her nursing career in Britain as a Forensic Psychiatric Nurse, working for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Partnerships in Care, Department of Health/Ministry of Justice, as well as co-founding a not-for-profit called Grassroots Training CIC. Before coming to the United States, Marriott was the Operations and Clinical Director/ Deputy CEO at Inmind Healthcare Group.
“Suzie brought nursing expertise in behavioral health that was unparalleled. Her dedication, combined with compassion for our patients, made her a strong force in the success of the psychiatry units and beyond,” said Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC, Associate Director of Operations, Stony Brook Medicine. “She mentored nursing leaders across the institution and left a positive mark on everything we do.”
Suzie began her nursing career in 1994, by receiving her Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Surrey in Guildford. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Forensic Mental Health at the University of London in 2001. In 2008, Suzie went on for a second Diploma in Forensic Psychotherapeutic Studies, from Portman Clinic in London. When she came to the United States, Marriott enrolled in an Accelerated Nursing Program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Currently, she is working towards a PhD in Nursing at Stony Brook University School of Nursing and is expected to complete the program in 2022.
Ten years ago, Suzie followed her heart and her love, and left Britain. While getting recertified for Nursing, she worked at the Women’s Prison Association in Brooklyn, knowing she wanted to get back into a leadership role at a Hospital, she spent some time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and Gracie Square Hospital before joining Stony Brook in 2018 as the Associate Director of Nursing, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Department of Nursing.
Suzie is passionate about mental health care. Since 2012, she has been a volunteer Suicide Prevention Trainer with the Center for Suicide Prevention of NY. In 2021, she gave a presentation at APNA (American Psychiatric Nurse Association) NY State Conference entitled Suicide Intervention: Making a Difference One Person at a Time. Over the years, she has given many presentations on suicide intervention.
Suzie says coming to work at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital reminds her of where she grew up. “The small community and beautiful environment has been very welcoming to since I began,” says Suzie. “I hope to create a place of unity at SBELIH with patient healthcare as the top priority.”
About Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital:
With 70 beds, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) is a full-service, community hospital committed to delivering excellence in patient care and meeting all the health needs of the North Fork and Shelter Island. A campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, SBELIH provides regional behavioral health programs serving the greater Suffolk County area. Centers of excellence include Medical-Surgical, Advanced Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health, Emergency, Geriatric, Diagnostic Services, Physical Therapy and Gastrointestinal Services. To learn more, visit elih.stonybrookmedicine.edu.