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Information Technology Scheduled System Maintenances

IT System Maintenance Schedule – Week of June 1, 2020

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 impact Southampton Hospital or Eastern Long Island Hospital IT Systems.


No Schedule Maintenance


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Help Desk Tip of the Week

Stony Brook Medicine Instructions for Working Remotely

As a result of a mandatory update to our Information Systems, we will implement a change to the Stony Brook Medicine Remote Access System on Friday, April 10, 2020.  At that time, the Stony Brook Medicine Remote Access System will be moving from to the following website:

All Stony Brook Medicine Faculty, Staff and Employees that are working remotely should perform the following actions:

1. Ensure that your computers and devices are up-to-date.  If on Saturday, you can log into the new website: remotely and perform your usual work functions, then no further action is necessary. If you cannot then follow the steps in the attached documents.

2. Change their favorites and shortcuts on their computer or device browser to point to the new website.

3. If you are currently using Citrix Receiver on an iPAD or mobile device to connect to the Remote Access System, you will need to delete the existing account from Citrix Receiver and then add an account using the new URL.  Please see attached documentation with instructions on how to install this update on your personal desktop/laptop or mobile device.

Did you know?  Many employees and staff do not need to use remote access to do their work functions remotely, this includes access to Cerner.  See below for direct links to useful resources:

Outlook Office 365 email:

Microsoft Teams: Download the application on any device:  (One-time only) 

CERNER on PC or Mac: If you only need to access Cerner remotely use this link:

Work @ Home:


If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to submit them via the IT Self-Service Portal at the following link:


Citrix for iOS_0.pdf

Citrix Remote Access on Mac_0.pdf

Citrix Remote Access Windows_0.pdf


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Community Events / Notifications

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 coronavirus. 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 within the Stony Brook Campus Community. We make crocheted, knitted or sewn items for patients throughout the hospital, Long Island State Veterans Home and Cancer Center. Right now we are in particular need of: . Lap blankets and prayer shawls for our adult patients . Rectangular wraps in a close knit/crocheted stitch for patients 5 - 15 years old that are to be used as a comfort wrap . White Christening blankets and gowns (knitted, crocheted or sewn) . Infant demise wraps and memory pouches . We are no longer able to accept newborn baby blankets as we are promoting the Safe Sleep for Babies initiative, however, we can accept newborn and preemie hats and booties . Surgical caps for our pediatric patients and pillowcases in colorful decorative prints . Comfort pillows for post-surgical & oncology patients Volunteers who would like to participate are welcome. We welcome donations of unused full skeins of yarn in pristine condition. Please check out our new 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 -

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Conferences / Lectures

Stony Brook University Hospital Institutional Ethics Committee 5th Annual Medical Ethics Symposium

Navigating the Storm:  When Patient Autonomy Leads to Caregiver Distress
Stony Brook Medicine Institutional Ethics Committee is pleased to announce that abstracts for poster presentations are now being accepted. Professionals and students from all healthcare disciplines are invited to submit poster proposals related to the theme of Navigating the Storm: When Patient Autonomy Leads to Caregiver Distress.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) Medical Ethical Issues pertaining to:
•           When does “refusal of care” mean “no”? 
•           Ethical dilemmas associated with breaches of the patient’s autonomy and integrity 
•           Determination of capacity 
•           What does autonomy mean?
•           How to navigate patient autonomy in pediatrics, issues of assent and refusal of treatment by minors
•           Caring for infants in NICU when parental autonomy or decision making conflicts with recommendations from the healthcare team
•           Ethical or legal Issues when the appointed healthcare agent appears to lack capacity
•           Conflict-ridden decisions about end of life care when healthcare team and/or families disagree
•           Strategies to promote staff resiliency 
•           Ethical Dilemmas and Moral Distress: The effects of conflict among the healthcare team, patient & family 
•           Respecting religious beliefs/traditions when they conflict with personal beliefs 
•           Multifactorial issues contributing to staff burnout & resiliency 
•           Suicide and Depression among caregivers
•           Inadequate care due to lack of resources 
•           Moral Distress (“occurs when one knows the right thing to do, but institutional or other constraints make it difficult to pursue the desired course of action” -Stress due to ethical dilemmas) 
•           Moral injury (“ lasting psychological, spiritual and social harm caused by one's own or others' actions in a high stakes situation that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations.”)
Abstracts must be submitted online to, by May 15, 2020.  The Committee will review all abstracts received and will notify the presenting author of each abstract, communicating the acceptance or non-acceptance of the contribution by June 12, 2020. Final guidelines for posters will be sent upon abstract selection. A PDF of Completed Posters must be also submitted on line by July 7, 2020.   

2020 call for abstracts 5th annual ethics symposium 3220.pdf

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Education / Training / Research

Science And Research Awareness Series (SARAS)

The Department of Anesthesiology will be organizing the 17th Annual Science And Research Awareness Series (SARAS) in July 2020. This summer program runs for 3 weeks (July 6 to 24) and consists of lectures, experts views, video workshops and hands on workshops. This program is designed for high school and undergraduate students. Register early, as seats are limited. Program details, photos, students and parents comments, video excerpts and application material can be found at SARAS website.


Are you interested in becoming a Clinical Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)?

If so, and you are a State Employee of Stony Brook University Hospital, you may qualify to attend a free six-week program specifically developed for employees.

The Program begins May 21, 2020 and involves both classroom and clinical instruction.

To be considered, please submit the following documents as a package:
•  A Resume (with your current address and telephone number)
•  A Written Essay of Why You Want To Become a C.N.A. 
       Include your Hospital ID Number in your essay.
•  A Written Reference Letter from your Immediate Supervisor

To Human Resources-Nurse Recruitment, Level 5, Room 5W-3006 (off the new hallway)
(Internal Zip 7575) By February 21, 2020 to be considered. 


Free Nutritional Education for Employees!

Call Employee Health and Wellness today at 631-444-7767 to schedule a nutrition education appointment 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.

All appointments are in Employee Health and Wellness in Hospital 8 South, Room 142. Sessions are private and last about an hour.

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!!


Respirator Fit Testing Monthly Schedule - RSVP required (4-6783)

Please see the link below for information:


Need Help? LinkedIn Learning


LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Instructions and Sign on screen can be found here:

Vendor Support:

Learners can submit tickets or view the FAQ here:

For more immediate support users can call 888-335-9632 or email

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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.


Register Now for Creating Environments of Respect & Inclusion (CERI) Training

This required training for all hospital employees is intended to support a work environment where everyone shares a sense of belonging, value, respect and responsibility for patient satisfaction and a collegial work environment.
To register for an upcoming session, visit the Learning Management System ( and use the Catalog to search for CERI.


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Archived Announcements

Archived Announcements

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