A Century of Commitment to the East End

Southampton Hospital Association (SHA)

Southampton Hospital Association (SHA) was formed in 1909 when local physicians, business owners, and members of the “summer colony” joined forces to rent the two front rooms in a boarding house on Hampton Road where emergency care would be accessible to the local and summer populations. Later that year with funds raised within the community, SHA purchased a home at the corner of Meeting House Lane and Lewis Street and opened Southampton Hospital. Over the next ten decades, the facility was rebuilt, renovated, and expanded many times. In addition to the hospital, SHA acquired and maintained several off-sites buildings, including Parrish Memorial Hall.

In 2017, Southampton Hospital joined the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system and SHA turned over the hospital’s operating certificate to Stony Brook University Hospital which operates the facility under the name Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. SHA continues to own and maintain the buildings and real estate where the hospital and many of its satellite services operate. In April 2019, SHA completed The Phillips Family Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art facility that is changing cancer care on the East End. Now SHA is turning its efforts to changing healthcare delivery on the East End with plans to replace the new Hospital with a facility capable of serving the many diverse needs of our community, and an East Hampton Satellite Emergency Department.


SHA supports Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in its mission to deliver and expand access to healthcare services and clinical programs that meet the many needs of our East End communities.


Local business leaders hire a Nurse Charlotte Lillywhite and operate out of two rooms in the Goodale Boarding House. She saw 40 patients during the winter and 380 during the summer, necessitating a larger facility

July 3, 1909
Southampton Hospital Association is founded and the trustees purchase a house at the corner of Meeting House Lane and Lewis Street, the site of the current Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

February 22, 1913
SHA Board builds and opens a new hospital on the site of the previous facility.

A gift to SHA enables the purchase of the first ambulance

Deed to Agawam Hall is turned over to SHA to help underwrite a new hospital wing. SHA receives gift to purchase the property adjoining the Hospital and owned by Samual Parrish (today known as Parrish Hall and site of many hospital activities).

Construction on the East Wing completed

Major expansion planned

With the expansion plans completed, including a new wing, the hospital is stated to be “one of the most modern on Long Island.”

SHA oversaw further expansion of the hospital

SHA purchases the Todd Nursing home, which today houses a Walk-In Clinic and the Hospital Human Resources.

Southampton Hospital joins Stony Brook Medicine

The Phillips Family Cancer Center opens

About Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Staffed by more than 280 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing 48 medical specialties, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, and offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a provisional Level III adult Trauma Center. The hospital includes The Phillips Family Cancer Center, a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees.

To learn more, visit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

About Stony Brook Medicine

Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes six Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing, Social Welfare, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and more than 100 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.

To learn more, visit Stony Brook Medicine.