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The Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund Hosts Annual Burn Center Recognition Day at Stony Brook Medicine; Staff Recognized, Patients Celebrated

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR SUNDAY, MAY 18 at 1:00PM

Photo/Video Op: Annual Burn Center Recognition Day

Media Contact: Stony Brook Medicine Media Relations, 631-444-7880/On-site: Melissa Weir, 631-487-4092

The Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund Hosts Annual Burn Center Recognition Day at Stony Brook Medicine; Staff Recognized, Patients Celebrated

WHAT:

The members of the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund are honoring the hard work, skill and devotion of the staff of the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center at Stony Brook Medicine. The day will also celebrate and acknowledge the patients who were treated at the Center and so bravely overcame their life-altering injuries. In addition, numerous organizations and individuals will be acknowledged for their ongoing support and contributions to the Burn Center. A number of awards will also be presented for The Burn Nurse of the Year award, Ancillary Support Staff Member of the Year, Care Provider of the Year, and The Robert Lyons Award, which is given to community members in recognition of their selfless contribution to the Burn Center 

VISUALS: Tours of the new facility, Awards presentation, photo opportunities of Burn Center and Firefighter leadership

WHO:

  • Members of various Suffolk County Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Steven Sandoval, MD, Medical Director, Burn Center, Stony Brook University Hospital
  • John Lussa, President of Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund
  • Elected officials who have RSVP’d include: Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Steve Englebright

WHY:

The Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center is the only designated burn care facility for the more than 1.5 million Suffolk County residents, and coordinates burn services throughout the region, and conducts training and research in burn care.

In 1978, the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund (SCVFBCF) formed to support their mission: helping burn victims, both civilians and firefighters, through research, education, leadership, prevention, and funding. Over the years they have purchased specialized equipment, specialized beds and burn garments, and supported rehabilitation with programs and equipment at Stony Brook University Hospital. 

Due to the hard work and generosity of the SCVFBCF, a recent million dollar expansion has increased the center’s size and created an enhanced environment for patient care. In January 2014, The Burn Center was relocated from the 4th floor of Stony Brook University Hospital to the 8th floor – giving patients brighter, more spacious private rooms with great views of Long Island and peaceful art work provided by Splashes of Hope. Each patient room will now also include accommodations overnight visitors who wish to stay with their loved-ones

WHEN: Sunday, May 18th at 1pm.

WHERE: Stony Brook Medicine, 3rd Floor, Health Science Center, Lecture Hall 6/ Galleria, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY

DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow Hospital signs; turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to second light and turn left onto hospital campus. Parking is available in the parking garage.