Trauma and Emergency Services
at Stony Brook Medicine
Right Place, Right
With trauma and emergency services, where you seek treatment
really matters. That’s because with major trauma, every second counts. We’re
talking about injuries from motor vehicle crashes, falls from height or down
stairs, burns, and combined or multisystem injuries. For these you need an
expert team with the experience and technology to make a quick and correct
diagnosis. You need dedicated operating rooms with trauma surgeons available
24/7. You need unlimited access to a blood supply and immediate access to trauma
specialists and emergency physicians, as well as experts from a wide variety of
medical specialties. And you need it fast — every day of the year, every hour
of the night.
With minor emergencies, you need the expertise,
sophisticated processes and gold standard procedures in place to keep minor
things minor so you can get back to your life as quickly as possible without
For both, there’s Stony Book Medicine. Not only have we been
Suffolk County’s only Level 1 Trauma Center for the past 20 years – meaning
that we care for the most critical patients – but recent statistics show that Stony
Brook is one of two hospitals in New York with the best survival rates for
seriously injured patients among all the trauma centers in the state. This
includes Manhattan and all of Long Island. If you are sick or injured, Stony Brook is where you want to be.
In a true emergency, make 911 your first call. If you are unsure, call anyway. To see what constitutes a medical emergency, click here.