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Information Technology Scheduled System Maintenances

IT System Maintenance Schedule – Week of September 28, 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 impact Southampton Hospital or Eastern LI Hospital IT Systems.


Thursday, October 1, 2020                                                                                                                                                                10:00PM - 11:00 PM: LifeImage Cloud System Maintenance                                                                                    As a result of necessary system maintenance, the LifeImage Cloud System will not be available from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Users will experience a disruption with the transfer of images from other institutions Via the Cloud portion of LifeImage System.

Life Image will not be accessible for disk imports and viewing of historical studies through the Cerner System.                                                                                                                                                                     Patients being transferred for care to Stony Brook Medicine should be accompanied by disk.

  • Study transfer to Stony Brook Medicine LifeImage System will NOT be available from other institutions.
  • Disks CAN be imported directly or via Cerner.
  • The LifeImage System will be available for viewing historical and current disk imports

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


Thank you.



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Help Desk Tip of the Week

Access Your Work Email From Anywhere

Access your work email faster using the following directions.

Step 1. Type or click the following web address in any web browser of choice. (Chrome , Firefox , Internet Explorer (Edge) , or Safari )      

Step 2. Sign in using your Stony Brook email address.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           You will be re-directed to Stony Brook Medicine Organization login.

Step 3. Enter your email address and password.



No need to remote connect, to access email on the go fast.


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:

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Citrix Remote Access on Mac_0.pdf

Citrix Remote Access Windows_0.pdf


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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 eventsFor more information please visit our website:

For more information please visit our website:
You may also e-mail 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 -


Blood Bank

We’re Back…well, we really never went away!
The Blood Bank at Stony Brook University Hospital is pleased to announce that donors may go online again to schedule appointments to donate blood or platelets.
It only takes 45 minutes to save a life. Please schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets soon.
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.

For appointments call 631-444-DONATE (3662)
Online -
Monday—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..


Stony Brook Medicine Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center-Educational Seminar
Join Dr. Aurora Pryor: Monday Oct. 5, 2020, 5:00 pm live via Zoom; for a free educational session discussing healthy weight loss options.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 663 661 5310

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, and weight loss surgery. The multidisciplinary team led by Aurora Pryor, MD, includes surgeons Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD, Salvatore Docimo, DO, and Kinga Powers, MD who are well known 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, Patchogue, and coming soon to the Hamptons.


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Conferences / Lectures

Grand Rounds: Picturing Pandemic Disease

The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics presents:
Bobbi Coller, PhD & Barry S. Coller, MD
Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:30- 6:00pm
Location: Zoom (please RSVP for link)
Additional information and RSVP link:


Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Grand Rounds                                                                       

Tuesday, September29, 2020: Antonio Verdejo-Garcia PhD, Department of Psychology, Monash University

“Neurocognitive Deficits Underpinning Aberrant Choices in Stimulant Addiction”
Topic: Grand Rounds for SB Psychiatry & Behav Health
Time: Sep 29, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Via Zoom Link (see below)                                                                     

Meeting ID: 928 1801 3262
Passcode: 877523

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Meeting ID: 928 1801 3262
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Education / Training / Research

Family Relationships in the Era of COVID-19

Investigators: Rachel Kidman, Amy Hammock, Jhumka Gupta

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:

Recruitment Brochure FRICTION May 28.pptx

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!

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:


Creating Environments of Respect & Inclusion- Virtual Instructor Led Training classes (CERI VILT)

It is the aim of Stony Brook Medicine to create and sustain a community that values excellence and embraces the diversity of thought and experience of its patients, staff, and students.  We recognize that the barriers to achieving this aim are not always obvious.  This program has been developed to shine a light on implicit biases and begin a discussion that will increase our awareness of how these unconscious actions impact our patients and co-workers.

C.E.R.I. workshops are part of the campus journey to enhance our efforts at recognizing and celebrating the wonderful diversity which make up our community.

VILT is a live, online learning and development event where the instructor and participants are in separate locations and meet using an online collaboration platform like Zoom.  Unlike other forms of training you might complete on a computer, VILT is highly interactive.

Upcoming dates include:

  • October 8, 2020, 2 PM– 4 PM

Register through our HealthStream LMS (search keyword: CERI). Classes should be taken during employees’ work time, and supervisor approval is required to register.


Make Sure You Count – Complete the 2020 Census Today!
Completing the 2020 Census is your civic duty, and your answers will make an impact for the next 10 years!  Here are some more reasons to complete the 2020 Census before the September 30 deadline:

  • It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
  • It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
  • Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
  • Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.

Complete the 2020 Census today at:, and be sure that you and the members of your household are counted. Please also encourage your family, friends and co-workers to so the same –  we are all in this together and our collective future as a region is at stake!

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

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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.



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Archived Announcements

Archived Announcements

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