This Memorial Day will be unlike any other. While the parades are canceled and celebrations subdued, please take a moment to commemorate those who have valiantly served our country. Much has changed, yet this weekend still marks the official kick-off of summer and the start of the Hospital’s “busy season.” We can assure all who visit us for routine procedures or for health-related emergencies— they are safe and will receive the highest quality care.
Every day we continue to save lives. Over the last three months, we have successfully discharged 117 COVID patients. Additionally, thanks to our community's steadfast adherence to the Governor’s orders and the CDC and DOH guidelines, today we can report an impressive decline in COVID admissions.
We are heartened by this progress and are planning, in accordance with guidance from our colleagues at Stony Brook Medicine, the CDC and the DOH, to resume elective surgeries and screening procedures beginning in June. It is important everyone get the treatments needed to be healthy.
Anyone requiring emergency care, including those suffering with symptoms of cardiac disease, stroke, serious injury, or other acute ailments, should not hesitate to go to our Emergency Department. As a Hospital, we have the most advanced sanitizing technology, including UV-C lights and EPA- approved chemical disinfectants, as well as the professional expertise and experience to provide a safe environment. In fact, there is no known case of a patient contracting COVID-19 while visiting our Hospital. We do not expose non-COVID patients to those who test positive or may have symptoms. Our Hospital is safe and ready to provide excellent care.
We so appreciate the support of you, our community. This weekend,
s hosting a virtual benefit for our
Healthcare Heroes Fund
. Please see the link below to view the many cards and donations we have received in the last week. Also, check out the video showcasing our dedicated Lab Tab. They play a vital role in providing us with critical information.
It is our hope you will have a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. Please be safe.
Robert S. Chaloner
Chief Administrative Officer
Fredric I. Weinbaum, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Operating Officer