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Information Technology Scheduled System Maintenances

IT System Maintenance Schedule – Week of November 22, 2021

The Information Technology System maintenance schedule for the upcoming week are listed below.  Please review carefully to ensure that your department and staff are prepared for these events.

These maintenances will NOT affect Southampton or Eastern Long Island Hospital IT Systems.

IT System Maintenance Schedule –  Week of November 22, 2021

The Information Technology System maintenance schedule for the upcoming week are listed below.  Please review carefully to ensure that your department and staff are prepared for these events.

These maintenances will NOT affect Southamton or Eastern Long Island Hospital IT Systems.

No Maintenances Scheduled.

Thank you.


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Announcing the Launch of Stony Brook Health Beat:

News for the Stony Brook Medicine Community

This week marks the launch of Stony Brook Health Beat, the new e-newsletter for the Stony Brook Medicine community. Produced three times a week, this communication will share valuable information on a variety of topics and events. As a result, we will be phasing out the weekly Stony Brook Medicine Announcements. Going forward, please submit your items to Stony Brook Health Beat by visiting ThePulse.


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Help Desk Tip Of The Week

Outlook Email App for IOS and Android Mobile Devices

As you probably have noticed, Stony Brook Medicine is actively taking steps to improve our cybersecurity posture.   This includes implementing solutions like Multi-Factor Authentication that protect our Organization’s Information Technology resources from malicious actors.  

As a next step, SBMIT will be implementing a change that will require use of the Microsoft Outlook App to access Stony Brook Medicine email on a mobile device in the near future.  At that time, the built-in iPhone and Android email apps will not be able to access Stony Brook Medicine email on mobile devices.  As email is the most common vehicle for cybersecurity attacks, it is important that we use all available tools to protect our patients and organization, and the Microsoft Outlook app has tools which will help achieve our cybersecurity goals.

Rest assured, that the Microsoft Outlook Mobile App is an excellent platform and will integrate seamlessly with your devices.

To prevent interruption to your email access when this change is implemented, we suggest that all faculty, employees and staff who utilize a mobile device for to download and install the Microsoft Outlook App as soon as possible.  You can scan the barcode or click on the link below to download the app on your work or personal device.   (iOS is for Apple Devices and Android is for Google, Samsung, Motorola, OnePlus Devices…etc)

Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android | Microsoft 365

Download: Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android | Microsoft 365



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Community Events / Notifications
Stony Brook Hospital T-Mobile Amplified Program

Stony Brook Hospital Employees
T-Mobile will offer all employees the T-Mobile Amplified Program. This is open to both employees who have or want to activate new service.  The program highlights are listed below.  

Our account manager Rebecca Entwistle is able to answer any questions you may have.  Her direct contact information is: OR 908-489-6888. 

Please note that retail store activations do not apply for the employee program.  You must activate through 1-855-570-9947 and reference promo code 12798TMOFAV.
Amplified Employee Program: 

  • Up to a 33% value.
  • Netflix on Us – when you have 2+ lines on an account you will receive Netflix on us.
  • UNLIMITED – talk, text and high-speed LTE data.
  • T-Mobile Tuesdays – receive free stuff each Tuesday JUST for being a T-Mobile customer.
  • NO OVERAGES & Taxes and Fees Included! – Creates a set it and forget it billing scenario.
  • No Contracts – EVER.
  • Jump – Phone upgrades when you want.
  • Wi-Fi Unleashed – Experience T-Mobile even in unexpected places with Free Wi-Fi calling anywhere in the world.
  • Simple Global - Free Data & Text in over 210+ countries, Calls are only .25 cents per minute. You can also utilize Wi-Fi calling and not be charged .20 cents a minute.
  • Carrier Freedom – Switch to T-Mobile and we will pay off your existing contract or handset installment plan on your current carrier for up to $650 per line for up to 10 lines.
  • Music Freedom - Stream popular music services without limits and data charges do not apply.

Premium International Features:

  • Unlimited Inflight Wi-Fi via Go Go.
  • Name ID & Voicemail-to-Text.
  • Unlimited HD Video streaming.
  • 2x International Data speeds.
  • Unlimited tethering (10GB at LTE speed).
  • No-cost DIGITS number with each line.

Stony Brook Hospital Amplified Program.pdf


Call for Stories from Healthcare Workers and Volunteers Combating COVID!

We are creating a newsletter to highlight the efforts of the SB community as we combat the corona virus. If you are a volunteer, a nurse, an attending, or anyone else in the SB Med community and you would like to share your experiences and stories, please email us at . You can either send us your story or let us know if you'd like to take some time to do an interview.

For our first issue, we'd like to focus on the diversity of people and initiatives that have been put together. From patient testing, to buying groceries for the elderly, to helping each other out in the hospital, please share a little bit of what you do or challenges that you have overcome.

If you have an opinion on a COVID-related topic, or general thoughts about how COVID is affecting you and the community that you would like to share, please send those as well. 


Natural Earth Organic Farms CSA Program!

Providing Stony Brook Employees our CSA Program since 2017
Sign up today! 
$550 Membership Fee

  • 20 weeks of fresh and great tasting vegetables straight from our farm 
  • High-quality certified organic produce 
  • A wide variety of vegetables each week 
  • Weekly recipe ideas
  • Access to our private CSA Facebook Group
  • CSA membership discount for additional a la carte purchases
  • Access to exclusive deals and farm events

For more information please visit our website:
You may also email us at:  OR
Stony Brook Medicine coordinator: 

Stony Brook Stitchers

The Stony Brook Stitchers is a volunteer group made up of faculty, staff, students & friends of Stony Brook University & Stony Brook University Hospital, who volunteer to make items for those in physical, emotional or spiritual need here at Stony Brook Medicine. We make crocheted, knitted or sewn items for patients throughout the hospital, Long Island State Veterans Home and Cancer Center.
Please check out our website at: to see what we’re all about, get patterns and links to other helpful information.  Also check us out on Pinterest!

For more information please contact: 

East Campus: (SBUMC) - Melissa Shampine at 444-1371 or email -

West Campus: (SBU) - Jan M. Tassie at 632-6891 or email -


Blood Bank – Blood Donations Needed

There is currently an urgent need for blood. For the past several months, the demand for blood has been greater than initially projected, and the supply has remained sluggish. The Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank, therefore, is once again asking our Stony Brook family to help keep our community alive and healthy. Please schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets. 

We would appreciate if you share our message with your family and friends.
Donating blood at The Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank is safe. 

•    Our staff maintains strict adherence to policies instituted to prevent the spread of infectious agents. 
•    Our Donor Room is spacious and comfortable; our chairs are positioned with regard to promoting personal space. 
•    You receive one on one individual care from a registered nurse for your entire visit.

As our way of saying thank you…
•    Whole Blood Donors will receive a collapsible wire-frame utility tote.
•    Platelet Donors will receive a fleece field blanket.

For appointments call 631-444-DONATE (3662)
Online – Temporarily Unavailable
Monday through Friday - 8am to 8pm
Saturday— 9am to 4pm
Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged. On weekends, holidays and after 4pm on weekdays please call 631-444-2634 as our hours may vary.


Don’t have insurance but need a gynecologist? We have you covered. 
AccessGYN is a program offering free preventive care services, including cervical cancer screenings, STI testing, contraceptive counseling and mammograms to patients without health insurance. 

Every Third Wednesday of the Month at 
University Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology
4875 Sunrise Highway, Suite 200, Bohemia

To schedule an appointment, call (631) 444-4684

For more information, visit :


Employee Health & Wellness

Employees who have HOSPITAL ACCESS printed on their ID badge may receive the flu shot at Employee Health & Wellness (8 South Room 140).  Appointments are required and are available between 7:30 am and 4 pm, Monday – Friday.  An appointment can be scheduled up to one hour before the appointment using the scheduling link.
Walk-ins will be accepted only when scheduling permits and is safe for all employees.

Employee Flu Vaccine Clinics

Will be held at various locations throughout October and November. To schedule an appointment, visit ThePulse.

Free Cognitive Screening for Ages 55+

If you’re 55 years old or more and concerned about possible decline in memory and or other thinking skills, there’s a free cognitive screening that can help. It won’t provide a diagnosis but may provide info you can use to follow up with your healthcare providers. Participants will also receive info on education and ongoing research studies. To schedule a free cognitive screening, call (631) 921-8837.  

Stony Brook Medicine Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center-Educational Seminar

Monday Nov. 8, 6:00 PM live via Zoom; 
Join Dr. Aurora Pryor for a free educational session discussing healthy weight loss options available at Stony Brook Medicine. 

Freedom from obesity is attainable with the right combination of tools and support. Learn about the impact of obesity, causes, health risks and treatment. Treatment plans are tailored to individual needs, lifestyles and goals. Options include behavior modification, nutritional counseling, exercise, group support, medical management including pharmacotherapy, and weight loss surgery. The multidisciplinary team includes our surgeons, Medical Director Aurora Pryor, MD, Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD, Kinga Powers, MD, PhD and Amy Rosenbluth, MD. All are experts in the field of bariatric surgery, and offer a full range of surgical and other treatment options. For information and appointments please call 631 444 BARI (2274) or visit our website Appointments are available in Centereach, Commack, Southampton, and Westhampton Beach.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 964 6916 7943
Passcode: 158177


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Conferences / Lectures



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Education / Training / Research

STARS PowerChart Training

Stony Brook Totally Automated Record System (STARS) or Cerner PowerChart is Stony Brook's Electronic Patient Record System. It is used for order entry, result viewing and for partial documentation. SMS is ONLY used for admissions, discharges and transfers.

STARS Cerner PowerChart Training
To schedule a STARS Cerner PowerChart training session, please call the Department of Clinical Informatics at 444-6952.
Training Website:

STARS Cerner PowerChart Learning Videos
Learning videos are customized recorded screenshots captured in STARS PowerChart that provide you with a visual image of how to complete functions in PowerChart.
Learning Videos Link:

STARS Cerner PowerChart Job Aids
Job Aids are pocket-sized guides that describe how to complete the most frequently used functions in STARS PowerChart. These guides are useful and were designed for clinical staff.
Job Aids Link:

If you have questions please contact your Department Champion OR the Department of Clinical Informatics at 4-6952!! 


We need your input on an emergency care research study of bleeding in the brain at Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine is joining researchers at more than 100 other hospitals across the United States and other countries to conduct a research study of bleeding in the brain called FASTEST. This research study may affect you or someone you know, and we need to find out ahead of time what the community thinks about it. THANK YOU for your help and time in completing this survey. There are no known risks involved in participating in this survey. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary.
Click here to complete the survey:

Family Relationships in the Era of COVID-19
Investigators: Rachel Kidman, Amy Hammock, Jhumka Gupt.
You are being invited to complete a survey about your experience with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected your family. It is completely anonymous and will take about 15 minutes. 
Click here to complete the survey:

Relaciones Familiares en la Era de COVID-19  
Investigadoras: Rachel Kidman, Amy Hammock, Jhumka Gupta
Le invitamos a completar una encuesta acerca de su experiencia con la pandemia COVID-19 y cómo ha afectado a su familia. Es completamente anónimo y tomará aproximadamente 15 minutos.
Dele aquí para completar la encuesta:

Free Nutritional Education for Employees via Zoom! 
Call Employee Health and Wellness today at 631-444-7767 to schedule a nutrition education appointment via Zoom with a Stony Brook University Dietetic Intern. Appointments are being booked now for appointments for Thursdays between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Make yourself a priority!! Whether you are struggling to manage a health condition or just want to shed a few pounds, take advantage of this incentive.  Sessions are private and will last about a half hour.

Volunteers with Schizophrenia Needed for Brain Imaging Research Study at Stony Brook Medicine  
We are looking for volunteers ages 18-65 with a diagnosis or symptoms of Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective disorder who may be interested in participating in brain imaging research studies (PET and/or MRI) to better understand brain function. The study involves up to three visits in about a one-week period, confidential interviews, and a physical exam with blood/urine collection and ECG. You will be compensated $30 for the physical exam and up to $50 for interviews if you qualify for participation. Participation in this study may result in eligibility for several additional paid PET and/or MR studies in our lab. To learn more about our research, please visit our website or contact us via email or phone at or (631) 495-5441. 

Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology 
The Department of Oral Biology and Pathology in the School of Dental Medicine is currently accepting 2022 admission applications. The MS in Biomedical Science (Oral Biology and Pathology track) can be pursued with either a Thesis or Non-thesis/Capstone Option. Prospective students interested in obtaining additional information on the admissions process or to discuss applications and academic goals, please email the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Stephen Walker at or visit


We need your input on an emergency care research study of bleeding in the brain at Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine is joining researchers at more than 100 other hospitals across the United States and other countries to conduct a research study of bleeding in the brain called FASTEST. This research study may affect you or someone you know, and we need to find out ahead of time what the community thinks about it. THANK YOU for your help and time in completing this survey. There are no known risks involved in participating in this survey. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary.
Click here to complete the survey:


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Employee Activities and Benefits

Human Resources Employee Activities

Discount Island 16 and AMC movie tickets are available. 

Discount Island 16 and Loews movie tickets are available. Please note that Loews ticket price has increased. Loews tickets will be sold at the price of $10.50 each and Island 16 tickets for $9.50 each. CASH ONLY, EXACT AMOUNT PLEASE. There is a 6 ticket limit per purchase. **Please note: The AMC Green Ticket is replacing the AMC Gold Ticket. The AMC Green Ticket is valid for one admission to any movie except those distributed by The Walt Disney Company, including, but not limited to Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucas film, Ltd. titles. These tickets EXCLUDE ALL Disney movies, including: ANT-MAN, BRIDGE OF SPIES, THE GOOD DINOSAUR, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, THE FINEST HOURS, ZOOTOPIA, THE JUNGLE BOOK, and FINDING DORY. 

If you have any questions please contact me at 4-4765.


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Workshops / Courses

Online Workshops & Weekly Online Chat - "Ask the Ombuds"


The purpose of the chat is 1) to learn how the Ombuds Office can be a resource for you, 2) to discuss general issues about your work or study and 3) to learn about topics of interest such as effective and respectful communication, resolving problems or conflict and any other topics to assist you in improving the work or academic environment.

Registration - NOT required. Click here.


Title:  Have a concern or complaint and don't know where to go? 

Description:  There's never a wrong reason to contact the Ombuds Office.  The Ombuds Office provides confidential, and impartial assistance for students, faculty and staff by listening to your concerns, facilitating communication and conflict resolution, and offering information and referral.  The office also provides many educational resources such as Online Quick Tips, Online Library and Workshops on a variety of topics.  All appointments are by phone or video chat.  
Click here to contact the Ombuds Office.


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Archived Announcements

Archived Announcements

Phone: 631-444-HELP         Fax: 631-706-4539