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  • Writer's picturePaul Romanelli

Why Your Support for Eastern Long Island Hospital Matters Now More Than Ever

Updated: Nov 20, 2023


For over ten years, I have proudly served on the board of the Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation. This position has afforded me the opportunity to see everything the hospital does for our community. I believe supporting this incredible institution is crucial for us all on the North Fork and Shelter Island. And with our affiliation with Stony Brook Medicine, our local hospital will continue to improve our lives and those around us.

Community and Compassion at Its Core

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is not just a medical facility; it's been a vital part of our lives on the North Fork and Shelter Island for over a century. Patients are not just numbers; they are neighbors, friends, and family. The staff, many of whom have known their patients since childhood, provide personalized care that goes beyond medical treatment. This unique aspect of the hospital was beautifully illustrated during the COVID-19 pandemic when local restaurants supported the hospital staff with meals, showcasing the strong mutual support between the hospital and the community.


Innovation and Excellence in Healthcare

The hospital's commitment to providing top-notch medical care is evident in its state-of-the-art facilities. From advanced radiological and fluoroscopic rooms to cutting-edge MRI technologies, the hospital ensures that community members have access to the best medical care. The emergency room, a critical component of the hospital, stands ready 24/7, epitomizing the hospital's commitment to being always there for the community.


Economic Impact and Employment

As the largest employer on the North Fork, Eastern Long Island Hospital is more than a healthcare provider; it's a vital economic engine. By providing about 430 jobs and contributing significantly to the local economy, the hospital not only cares for our health but also plays a crucial role in sustaining our community's economic well-being. It would be difficult to imagine a North Fork without SBELIH.


A Partnership for the Future

The affiliation with Stony Brook Medicine has further enhanced the hospital's capabilities, bringing in additional resources and expertise. This partnership ensures that the hospital remains at the forefront of medical care, ready to meet the evolving health needs of our community.


Please Donate

As we look to the future, the support of our community is more crucial than ever. Your contribution, no matter the size, helps sustain this vital institution that has been caring for us for over a century. Let's come together to ensure that Eastern Long Island Hospital continues to be a place of healing, hope, and community for many more years to come.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of many and continue the legacy of care and compassion that defines Eastern Long Island Hospital.


Paul Romanelli

Owner, Suffolk Security Systems


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