Ken Wright, Chairman of the Southampton Hospital Association (SHA), announced today that the internationally renowned architectural firms, Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects, have been selected as the design team for the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Rafael Viñoly Architects is respected world-wide and blends a human-centered approach to care with a focus on integrating technological advancements into every aspect of medical care delivery. Recent examples of their award-winning work include the Penn Medicine Complex in Philadelphia, the New Stanford Hospital at the Stanford University Medical Center in California, and the University of Chicago Medicine Center, Center for Care and Discovery. HKS Architects is recognized for award-winning healthcare design that improves health and well-being through compelling, efficient and flexible solutions, including the patient-sensitive Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio, the dynamic Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, and the nurturing Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Both Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects are global firms who together bring us brilliant architectural talent and deep and broad healthcare expertise,” said Mr. Wright. “They have built community hospitals and academic medical centers and are keenly adept at solving cultural, technological and environmental concerns, as well as those of function, with unique and unprecedented solutions and inspired designs.  We are excited to have this vibrant team onboard to help us reshape the healthcare landscape on the East End.”

“We are dedicated to building an environment that is patient-centric and enhances health and well-being,” said Robert S. Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “Together Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects will help us realize our vision of transforming the delivery of healthcare on the East End to benefit our community for generations to come.”

 “Through our partnership with the Southampton Hospital Association, Stony Brook Medicine continues to bring new life-changing technology and services to the East End community,” said Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. “The new facility will provide another opportunity in which academic medicine can help build on the leading healthcare programs offered by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.”

The two firms will work as a seamless integrated team throughout all phases of design, documentation and construction. They have identified BR+A as consulting engineers. The firm is known for designing responsive, high-performing buildings where people and ideas thrive to provide the highest level of patient care, construction fabrication, resiliency and sustainability.

The architect search attracted many of the world’s most visible and reputable firms. The decision by the SHA Board to appoint the team of Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects centered on strict criteria, including their impressive experiences in the healthcare sector; a steadfast commitment to a collaborative process; the ability to bridge the elegance of iconic design with sustainability; and importantly, experience with, and respect for, the topography and legacy of the East End. The budget for the design project is $305 million. It is targeted to be completed and operational by 2025.

The plan for the new hospital is the result of research by Erdman, a national strategic planning firm specializing in healthcare which studied service offerings, population health, patient experience, new care models, and the existing facility.  Fifteen acres on the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University have been designated as the site of the new state-of-the-art facility that will replace the existing Meeting House Lane hospital location, which dates back to 1924. 

         Future of New Hospital Site

Caption: Future of site of the state-of-the-art NEW Stony Brook Southampton Hospital which will be located on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. Photo by Shannon O’Shea for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Southampton Hospital Association (SHA)

For decades, SHA operated Southampton Hospital, which was founded in 1909 to serve the population of Eastern Long Island. During that time, SHA made numerous expansions and improvements. In 2017, the hospital joined Stony Brook Medicine and SHA turned over the hospital operating certificate to Stony Brook University Hospital who operates the facility under the name Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. SHA continues to own and maintain the buildings and real estate where the hospital and many of its satellite services operate. SHA supports Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in its mission to deliver and expand access to healthcare services and clinical programs that meet the many needs of the East End communities. In April 2019, SHA completed The Phillips Family Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art facility that is changing cancer care on the East End. In addition to building the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, plans are underway for an East Hampton Satellite Emergency Department.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Staffed by more than 280 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing 48 medical specialties, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a campus of Stony Brook University Hospital and offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a provisional Level III adult Trauma Center. The hospital includes The Phillips Family Cancer Center, a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees. To learn more, visit https://southampton.stonybrookmedicine.edu

Stony Brook Medicine:

Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and more than 100 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.



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