Fundraising

Fundraising Initiatives

Support Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation

Our donors come from all walks of life, contributing gifts of every size, to help us deliver the very best care to the communities we serve.

Current Fundraising Initiatives

You can make a world of difference, right here close to home. When you support Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation, you give our neighbors the gift of good health. Here are several ways your donations make a real difference:

Investing in Our Future:

The Campaign for Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital

Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm that supports Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH), recently launched its “Investing in our Future” campaign to aid facility projects designed to enhance the patient experience, provide greater comfort and create a more healing environment for patients on their healthcare journey.

“Investing in our Future” will assist in the advancement of our medical technology, restructuring and designing in some of our main areas, including the Behavioral Health Patient Unit in the Emergency Department and a newly enhanced Nutritional Services Department.

“SBELIH has a long-standing, rich history in this community and seeing the evolution and progress of the hospital over the years has been an absolute privilege,” said Paul Connor, Chief Administrative Officer of SBELIH. “These enhancements will give our clinicians and team members the modern tools and resources to continue to deliver the best care to our patients, close to home.”

SBELIH’s need for services and space have increased significantly in all three of these key areas particularly since 2020. From the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak through today, patient numbers utilizing behavioral health services are increasing. Similarly, as the crisis evolved, SBELIH needed to quickly expand its critical care capacity and equip the ICU with state-of-the-art technology.

We are continuing “Investing in our future” with the following projects.

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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<span>Investing in Our Future: <br></span><br>The Campaign for Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital

Stroke of Hope: Building Our Future Stroke Center

At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, we are committed to providing the highest level of care to our community. As part of our ongoing mission to enhance healthcare services on the North Fork and Shelter Island, we are excited to announce the development of a new Stroke Center.

Why a Stroke Center?

Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Rapid treatment is crucial for improving outcomes and saving lives. Currently, residents of the North Fork and Shelter Island must travel considerable distances to receive specialized stroke care. Our new Stroke Center will bring life-saving services closer to home, ensuring that our community members receive the immediate and advanced care they need.

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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Stroke of Hope: <span>Building Our Future Stroke Center</span>

Empowering Breast Health: AI Revolution in Mammography

Join us in revolutionizing breast health care at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) by embracing cutting-edge AI technology in mammography. We're launching a fundraising campaign to upgrade and modernize iCAD and PenRad systems, advancing our capabilities in breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and patient care. With your support, we can provide personalized screening plans, early cancer detection, and streamlined reporting, ultimately saving lives and improving outcomes for our community.

By coming together as a community, we can ensure that SBELIH remains at the forefront of breast health care, providing the best possible outcomes for our patients. Join us in embracing AI technology to transform mammography and save lives. Together, we can empower breast health and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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Empowering Breast Health: <span>AI Revolution in Mammography</span>

The Physician Recruitment and Retention Fund

The core of our hospital mission is to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community. Central to achieving this mission is the establishment of a robust physician network. While our aim has always been to build a well-rounded medical staff, financial constraints made it challenging. Joining Stony Brook Medicine and leveraging their physician network marked a pivotal shift, allowing us to make significant strides in creating a comprehensive local physician network.

Developing this network requires financial commitment from SBELIH. The positive aspect is that the network will be shared by Stony Brook and Southampton Hospitals. We will be responsible for supporting our part of the network, covering costs such as physician on-call coverage and sessional expenses. Subspecialties will operate part-time at various locations, including Peconic Landing Center for Well-Being, 222 Manor Place, Southold Primary Care, and Mattituck Advanced Primary Care.

To secure the necessary funds, we propose establishing a Physician Recruitment and Retention Fund through our Foundation. Our goal is to raise $10 million, enabling us to expand our local medical staff by 2-3 physicians annually. This initiative is crucial in fulfilling our commitment to providing comprehensive and accessible healthcare to our community.

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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The <span>Physician Recruitment</span> and Retention Fund

The Nursing Advancement and Engagement Fund

Nurses are the cornerstone of great healthcare. At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, we want to see our nurses not only maintain their competencies but expand their expertise. Your support will help nurses pursue certifications in specialty areas such as emergency medicine,     operating room and behavioral health to attend educational courses and conferences. Today’s nurses are deeply interested in actively improving their profession, and the Fund will provide in-demand opportunities for them to grow while helping attract and retain the most skilled and committed nurses in the region.

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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The <span>Nursing Advancement</span> and Engagement Fund

2024 “Care Campaign” Annual Appeal

At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, we have always taken great pride in our delivery of the highest quality of compassionate care to every patient who crosses our threshold. Funds raised by the “Care Campaign” Annual Appeal supports our hospital’s infrastructure, innovative partnerships, and patient care services.

As we look to the future, we know community needs are changing. Healthcare is evolving and we have a significant role to play in ensuring our community’s good health. In order to continue the standard of success that we have attained, we invite you to participate in our 2024 “Care Campaign.”

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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2024 “Care Campaign” <span>Annual Appeal</span>

A Gift from the Heart

When you give from the heart, you not only change lives, possibly saving one, but you also make a wise investment in our community. A contribution to the Foundation is a strategic investment that enhances the quality of life, property values, and community spirit. A community with a comprehensive Hospital, offering innovative technology, a compassionate medical staff, and modern treatments, facilities, and services, thrives in multiple ways.

As a privately supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation relies on your generosity to provide all this and more to our community. Your tax-deductible gifts play a crucial role in improving the lives of our neighbors. Thank you for making a meaningful impact on the well-being of our community through your heartfelt contributions.

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

A <span>Gift</span> from the Heart

Make a Donation in Honor of Sheri Winter Parker

Donate in honor of Sheri Winter Parker.  Your donation to the Foundation will help maintain the hospital’s buildings and infrastructure and add new structures when the need arises.

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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Make a Donation in Honor of <span>Sheri Winter Parker</span>

Community Cares Campaign

As part of our Community Cares Campaign, the ELIH Foundation created the Businesses Giving Back incentive program. In previous years, we have partnered with local businesses to offer select services for customers by donating a percentage of the monetary value of a select service to SBELIH.

We are currently seeking new local business partners to continue this successful program. 

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

Community <span>Cares Campaign</span>

The Breakwater Club

Donors who gift the ELIH Foundation $2500 annually for five years become members of the Breakwater Club.  Sharer a powerful commitment to healthcare excellence in our community.

For more information please call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164 or email Linda Sweeney, Vice President of Foundation/External Affairs at linda.sweeney2@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

The Breakwater <span>Club</span>